Cotswold Lavender – a bit of Southern France in Britain

Cotswold lavender field shot with OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OMD EM1

Cotswold lavender field

Mont Ventoux on the horizon, bees humming, the sun is shining and the air is engulfed with the smell of lavender – southern France.

Wait, no mountains in the background, but lovely lavender fields and great photo opportunities. Snowshill lavender farm near Broadway in Worcestershire. If you want a break from city life and experience a lovely getaway around the West Midlands this is the place to go right now until the harvest in early August. Entrance fee of £2.50 per person is well worth it if you find a day of nice weather. The whole area is saturated with the lovely and calming smell of lavender and the exemplary rows of lavender at the entrance show the many varieties available.

The main attraction are sloping rows of heavy purple flowerbeds that slope up a field that is bordering grassland which houses sheep. Also you will hear the song of skylarks, see the odd pheasant fly by and have a chance to see whitethroat (Sylvia communis) and yellowhammers.

Visit the Snowshill lavender website and learn more about this gem in the midlands.

The shot presented was recently popular on 500px – Lavender fields 1 by Christian Hauzar and was shot with the following settings:

Cotswold Lavender fields portfolio