Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lavender Blue








Inspired by Annie’s visit to Hitchin Lavender Farm, I tweeted Annie and Lil Muse Lily saying ‘seeking out lavender farms in Kent and Sussex, to which The Hop Shop responded: ‘We can help you out with a lavender farm in Kent!  Hope you can visit.’  I went on Monday and had a good wander around.  The smell of lavender was so soothing and the setting of the The Hop Shop at Castle Farm in the North Downs is stunning.  If you go, wear walking shoes and take time to explore Lullingstone Country Park.

Shoreham
Sevenoaks
Kent TN14 7UB

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20 comments:

  1. Wow, I bet the smell was amazing, the colours are beautiful

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    1. The scent was everywhere - so soothing.

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  2. The lavender farms are incredible, they make for some very effective photos too. I love seeing posts about them pop up all over the place at this time of year. The shot of the cow is awesome!!

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  3. How fantastic! Beautiful images, simply beautiful. I'm loving the cow's bottom too :)

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  4. OH MY DAYS! Stunning!
    Funnily enough I heard there's one close to me too so I'm planning on going along tomorrow - Lavender round 3 *ding ding*
    I love that they spotted a tweet and introduced themselves to you, love it when good things come form Twitter. It just looks SO perfect there - and only you could make a cows bottom look lovely x

    Thanks ever so much for joining in and sharing this x

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos - can't get enough lavender!

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place and I love the little rabbit that snuck into your last photo :) I went to a lavender farm last weekend, really enjoyed it!

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  6. that was so awesome that they responded and you could go. looks amazing and i bet it smelled even better. a bit jealous here...

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    1. Well, we're always jealous of your tropical posts!

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  7. oh goodness! that is so beautiful! i need to put "seeing lavendar fields" on my bucket list.

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  8. An awesome place. I really dream of seeing lavender farm as well and strawberry picking farm too for my son. But this place is far sadly. #hdygg

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  9. WOW. I am now calling my secretary to clear my schedule as I think it is imperative that I visit a Lavender farm. :-) Beautiful. The cow butt is particularly lovely:-)

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    1. This is the summer of the lavender farm, Katie! You must go.

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  10. Stunning photos. I know Castle Farm VERY well - I used to work in countryside management in NW Kent and worked both along the river valley at Castle Farm and on the chalk grassland opposite it. Happy memories of some good but very hard work! Thank you :)

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    1. Glad I brought back some happy, if hard working memories for you!

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  11. How absolutely wonderful! I can smell the lavender from here. It certainly beats the lavender bush I pass on the school walk each day.

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    1. On a grand scale, lavender is impressive!

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  12. Oh how gorgeous! I grew up in Kent and had no idea there was anywhere like this!

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