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2017 Open Days
We are delighted to release our 2017 Open Day dates: Monday 10th July – Sunday 16th July.
10am-4pm (Last entry at 4pm, lavender to be cleared by 4.30pm)
Record numbers last year have prompted us to makes a few changes so that the calm and natural atmosphere of the field is maintained and everyone can enjoy the beauty of the lavender. We have introduced a booking system to help spread the numbers across the week, as well as opening for two extra days. In addition, a new parking area has been designated with additional access to make entrance and exit easier.
We are committed to keeping the field a rural, non-commercial oasis of bees, butterflies and other wildlife for everyone to enjoy. With this in mind, we have made every effort to keep it open to everyone. Entry for children under 16 remains free of charge and we welcome dogs on leads. Please note that there is a steep and uneven slope to and in the lavender field. Please be aware that this may be unsuitable for some disabled persons and wheelchairs.
Once again, our local charity teams will be providing delicious tea and cakes, including homemade lavender delights, raising funds for their chosen charities.
We want to share our special place with you; please book early as tickets are limited.
Please choose a date from the calendar below.
If you wish to make multiple reservations on that time then please change the figure in the box ‘No Book Items’ and then ‘Add to Cart’.
Nestled in the South Downs, Lordington Lavender was established in 2002 by local farmer Andrew Elms. After selling his dairy herd he was looking for a new way to diversify and decided that Lavender would be a unique and exciting alternative. The crop is grown with conservation of habitat and the environment very much in mind. No fertilizers or pesticides are used and it has become haven for wildlife with at least 12 red listed species of birds including skylarks and barn owls found on the farm.
Now, 4 acres of Mailette lavender, a French Provencal variety famed for its high quality oil is harvested once a year to produce a wonderful essential oil and the business has become a family affair. From originally just selling an essential oil a whole range has developed but all with one aim – to produce simple, pure and honest products using only the highest quality ingredients.
Every summer the lavender field is full of bumble bees and butterflies and when the sun shines you can imagine being in Provence!