Photographer's Note

There are 30 different varieties of lavender grown at Snowshill in 53 acres of fields. It is a pretty sight to see and we were lucky to be there as it was blooming, although I suspect it will be better still a few weeks later.
They do their own distilling to extract the oil, and make their own products to sell at the farm shop.
If you want to go into the fields and the distillery you have to pay £2.50, and can keep your ticket to return if you wish.
There’s an alternative in the WS
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Added 15th July
It has surprised me how astonished many critiquers have been that lavender is grown in England. It has a long history in England as well as in France and many other places worldwide. It is grown in gardens all over the country. There is an actual variety called English Lavender latin name angustifolia and sometimes known as "true" lavender. It is the hardiest of all lavender varieties, tolerates cold weather and flowers in early summer.

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