Best flower fields in the UK
You just can’t beat the smell of lavender for a little relaxation- now imagine fields and fields of it and you’ve got Mayfield lavender. Not only can you wander around and get lost in the lavender you can also grab a variety of lavender themed drinks and snacks at the café including a lavender cream tea and of course buy plenty of goodies from the gift shop. If the lavender alone isn’t enough to get your instaworthy fix they also have a variety of props including a red phone booth. So, go out and make a day of it, just watch out for bees- they love the lavender even more than we do.
Entry fee £4 per adult
When to go lavender usually blooms in late June and stays out till early September so august is a great time to visit the lavender fields
Location Banstead, Surrey
Hitchin lavender (for sunflowers)
Although Hitchin is also known for its lavender, I personally went for the sunflowers but it’s also a great two in one option. When you come in you are given a little paper bag and some scissors with which you are able to cut lavender to take home with you, you can also cut your own sunflowers but these will cost you extra. They also have a café and tearoom if your peckish after all that flower picking.
Entry fee £10 per person including the flowers you pick
When to go June – September for lavender and August for sunflowers
Location Hitchin, Hertfordshire
You know warmer weather is coming when you start to see these yellow flowers pop up all over the country, they bring so much colour to the countryside and also probably really flare up some hay fever allergies but if you’re one of the lucky ones who can get near them they make for a perfect insta worthy shot – just make sure that you don’t trample on the flowers and don’t enter fields without farmers permission as even though they are beautiful they are crops and someone’s livelihood.
Entry fee free, just look out for them in the countryside
When to go it usually flowers in April
Location just drive out into the county side, there are plenty around
Bluebells for me have a magical feeling to them- all tucked under the trees in the forest It feels as though you might bump into a fairy sitting in one. If you live in the countryside bluebells are pretty easy to find- we found some just down the road from our house. However, if you’re venturing out and want to be guaranteed to find them and make a day of it there are plenty of beautiful parks where you can pay a small fee to see them such as; Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail, Ashridge Estate, Buckinghamshire, Bunny Old Wood, Nottinghamshire and many more. Please remember not to stand or sit on bluebells as it can affect their regrowth.
Entry fee free or whatever the park you choose charges
When to go mid April to late May
Location all over if you look for them or at the places mentioned plus many more
Probably the most epic flowers fields you’ll find in the UK in my opinion – miles and miles of multi colored flowers which are taller than you- there is endless photo opportunities, you can even hire a professional photographer on site to take some shots for you. The flowers are Delphinium and they are used to make confetti for weddings etc however for a couple of weeks a year they open them to the public. There is a café where you can buy drinks and snacks but I suggest eating before you go as you can spend quite a bit of time just wandering around here. There’s also an opportunity to buy some of the beautiful flowers to take home with you- or the confetti that is made from them. Just a warning this place can get pretty busy and you might have to que- however once inside there’s plenty of place to spread out
Entry fee entry fees haven’t been confirmed this year- we payed 10 pounds each in 2019
When to go they usually open for 2 weeks at the end of June but this year they hoping to open up for 10 days in August if the crazy world we live in allows- so stick that in your calendar and it could give you something to look forward to after lock down
Location Wick, Pershore, Worcestershire
Wild flower meadow in lost gardens of Heligan
Lost gardens of Heligans is a beautiful garden in Cornwall brought to you by the same people as the Eden gardens. There’s plenty to see in gardens and it’s a great way to spend a day but If you come in spring/summer its extra special because there is a seemingly endless field of wildflowers including poppies and daisies.
Entry fee £16 per adult
When to go spring and summer
Location Mevagissey in Cornwall
Tulip festival at Arundel
Arundel castle is beautiful at the best of times but if you’re a flower enthusiast you’ve got to head there during the tulip festival- the castle and its grounds are brought to life with 18,000 beautiful tulips- you won’t know what to photograph first. There is also the added bonus of beautiful wisteria in the gardens here.
Entry fee for just the gardens it £13 each, you can pay more to go in the castle as well
When to go April and May