Cotswold Lavender

Cotswold Lavender

Date of Adventure: 14 May, 2023

A sight that really has to be seen to be believed as the purple is just unreal! Vibrant scenes in Cotswold Lavender and so many delights to savour: the incredible sound of goodness knows how many bees buzzing around the lavender and wildflowers, butterflies fluttering in the breeze, walking through the rows and paths just soaking up the colours and scents, a sweet little bug hunt and of course, the lavender ice cream!!

This is picture opportunity heaven too! Timotei-esqe hair swishes, people looking off into the distance blue steel style, compliant children in their Sunday best posing wonderfully – charge up your senses and your cameras because you will want to capture it all!

The fields stretch as far as the eye can see; they currently have 40 different varieties of lavender, 140 miles of rows and over 500,000 plants in total. That will make a lot of lavender pillow spray! The lavender is harvested at the height of summer so you only have a small window to go – don’t miss out as it’s only open for 3 months a year!




Prices for peak flowering time in July, slightly cheaper in June and August

Adults: £7.50
Children (5 - 15 yrs): £3.25
Under 5's: Free

Card payment only
10am - 5pm
You cannot pre-book
Cafe selling refreshments and snacks, picnics welcome too but bring an umbrella as there is limited shade
The site has mown grass paths and sloping grounds
57 minutes from Headington roundabout
Nearest train station is Moreton in Marsh, 6 miles away
Free parking
The details


Hill Barn Farm Cottage, Snowshill, WR12 7JY

View on Google Maps


Did you


Bridewell Gardens works alongside people in recovery, rebuilding confidence, self esteem, self compassion, rediscovering interests and hopes for the future.

Fancy buying me a ko-fi?

Want to support my work?

Feel free to buy me a (strong!) coffee, it will help fuel my adventures near and far. Support can come in many form though: sharing my website in your school WhatsApp group or liking a Facebook post is equally appreciated. 



Begbroke – Bladon Bluebell walk
Begbroke – Bladon Bluebell walk

A beautiful bluebell walk connecting two Oxfordshire villages, with the bonus if a great playground too! Read more

Cotswold Sculpture Park
Cotswold Sculpture Park

Over 150 sculptures intertwined with acres of landscape. A 12 foot polar bear? Sure, we got you. Read more

The Cheese Shed
The Cheese Shed

The Cheese Shed, purveyor of the finest doorstop toasties in the world! Fill up then walk it off in the beautiful Chilterns. Read more