Somerset Lavender Garden

Isn’t it exciting when you discover something wonderful on your doorstep that you didn’t realise was there? This happened to us last week when we took a trip to Somerset Lavender Garden in Faulkland, Somerset. What an amazing place – and the perfect time of year to discover it.

Somerset Lavender

We pulled up in the car park to the view of the most beautiful lavender fields, and stepped in for a walk around the lavender garden. The fragrance was incredible, and I was amazed by the different varieties of lavender that there are – there were over 20 different varieties in the garden.

Lavender Twickle Purple

We stopped for lunch in the café – I was pretty happy to find homemade hummus on the menu, which we washed down with a pot of white tea for two, with lavender of course. We definitely felt relaxed after that, and went for a wander around the flower garden.

White tea with lavender

As if all that lavender wasn’t enough, there were oodles of my favourite summer flowers, sweet peas! The garden was awash with colour, with penstemon, calendula, Sweet William, roses, carnations.. it was so inspiring.

CalendulaSweet WilliamFrey and the sweet peaSweet Peas

We finished off our visit with a look in the shop, where we came away with a lavender pomander to tuck into the side of Frey’s cot. Well, anything is worth a try isn’t it?!

Lavender Fields

It was a beautiful day out – so relaxing and uplifting. You can visit Somerset Lavender’s website here to read more about what they do and the products they make, they even have an online shop!

Lavender

Now, I’m off to artistically display this beautiful bunch of lavender I brought home with me and imagine that I grew it myself. Although I did pick up a lavender plant for our garden too, so maybe next year!

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thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

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