As part of our beautiful, new Tea Makers of London Summer store page, we want you to get out and explore on one of our recommended ‘Tea Breaks’. So, grab a picnic & your favourite summer & herbal teas and get out and explore with amazing destination partners this summer.
What is Castle Farm
If you like the outdoors and all things nature, we recommend a visit with family or friends to the famous Castle Farm this June 2023. The stunning Lavender Farm based in Sevenoaks; Kent and is a fourth-generation family farm in Kent. Castle farm started growing 20 years ago and they are the largest Lavender Farm in the UK and harvest an impressive 100 acres of vibrant purple lavender every year. If you were to line up all the Lavender hedges, they would run all the way around the M25... which is Over 115miles of Lavender.
25,000 bunches of Lavender are cut every year, where they are then sent out fresh or dried, then the remainder is harvested and distilled on site to make beautiful, fragrant Lavender oil on site.
They are located just 20 miles outside of central London and will be blooming in all its glory from late-June through until the end of July, creating a spectacular vision of floral beauty. It’s a unique day out that’s suitable for all the family, with a range of picnics and things to see, as well as their farm and gift shop, grazing cattle and of course, it’s picture perfect for that Instagrammable shot.
What is there to do
During the Lavender season you can enjoy:
Guided Tours – Where you will learn all about Lavender the variety, the oil and how its harvested.
Lavender Walks – which can be enjoyed unguided in the beautiful fields, free to take photos and just take in the view
Lavender Picnic Events – Where you can bring your own picnics and enjoy the lavender in all its beauty and take in the amazing fragrance.
Alongside Lavender, Castle Farm also grow other crops, such as (wheat, oats, barley etc), a heritage apple orchard, product pumpkins and have a hop garden which grows hops for decoration. You can also enjoy the local herd of Beef cattle that graze the water meadows.
Castle Farm also has a farm shop, which is open all year round, stocked with traceable farm foods, their home reared Castle Farm Beef, seasonal produce, gifts, and decorations. You can even enjoy their home-made Lavender Ice Cream on a hot day as well as some other Lavender foods and fresh bunches and plants for the garden.
Make sure you pre book your tickets online for dates from Mid-June, further information prices and dates can be found online here