Open Days at Lordington Lavender 2022

Monday 11th July through to Sunday 17th July. 10am – 4pm.

Adults – £7.00 Children – £1.50 Under 3s – free

No booking required.

We are delighted to be able to open in 2022 and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lordington Lavender.

Tucked away in a fold of the South Downs, Lordington Lavender opens its lavender fields every July to the public to enjoy.  A perfect day out for all the family, whether it be a tractor ride, a lavender ice cream or beautiful photographs of your loved ones.

Here you can soak up the stunning spectacle of ten acres of lavender.  Walk up and down the rows, discovering beautiful butterflies and honey bees.  Delicious, homemade lavender cakes and refreshments are available to buy – of which proceeds go to charity. 

A range of beautiful lavender products, including soaps, creams, pillow spray and our incredible essential oil will be available to buy.

Relax and let nature come to you.

We look forward to seeing you all when the lavender is in full bloom.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: OPEN WEEK 2022

Getting here

Lordington Farm (postcode PO18 9DX) is situated just off the B2146 between Petersfield and Chichester. Access to the lavender and parking is ONLY via Lordington from the B2146. Some satnav systems wrongly direct vehicles up Monument Lane or up Park Lane past Sindles Farm. These are both dead ends and there is NO ACCESS for vehicles or pedestrians along this route!

Refreshments:

Refreshments are on sale all week. Choose from a mouthwatering selection of cakes and traybakes with hot and cold drinks available, or for something more substantial why not try our delicious macaroni cheese with a choice of toppings? Children’s sandwich boxes will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Products and Payments:

Our pop up shop will be open all week selling a wide range of our lavender products, including our high grade, 100% pure essential oil and the ever-popular pillow spray. Plants will also be available, while stocks last. Due to our rural location, signal for our card machines can be unreliable at times so bringing cash can be quicker and easier for you.

Charities:

This year we are proud to be supporting two charities, both of which do amazing work in our local area. The refreshments will be produced by Inner Wheel Chichester, whose charity is St Wilfred’s Hospice, and Inner Wheel Havant, whose charity is Southern Domestic Abuse Services.

Accessibility:

There is a disabled car park available: please make marshalling staff aware on entry if you are a blue badge holder and they will direct you to the right place, just 150 metres from the field. Please note that access to the lavender field is still via a steep and uneven slope that may be unsuitable for wheelchairs and some disabled visitors.

The walk from the main car park to the lavender field is approximately 800 metres via a steep, grassy slope that is uneven in places. This may be unsuitable for some pushchairs: we have a tractor and trailer service available to assist with this.

Toilets:

There are toilet facilities available on site. An accessible toilet with baby change facilities is available in the disabled car park.

Dogs:

We welcome all our four-legged friends on leads and just ask that dog owners are respectful of others. Please be aware that shade is limited. Dog bowls with fresh drinking water will be available near the refreshments stall and doggy treats are also available at the weekend.

Photography:

We encourage our guests to embrace the perfect photo opportunities at Lordington Lavender. Cameras are a must when visiting! For those who would like to capture the perfect memories with a professional photographer, please see our friends at Dimples and Daisies who will be onsite all week. Pre book here:

https://www.dimplesanddaisies.co.uk/product-page/lordington-lavender-open day

or speak to their team on the day.

Please note that professional photography and drones are not permitted during Open Week and photographs are not authorised for commercial use. To make an enquiry about private hire for photography, please contact Rosie at info@lordingtonlavender.co.uk.

Weather:

Our lavender loves growing on its sunny, south-facing slope. Please be aware that shade is limited. We recommend sun cream, hats, parasols and full-length clothing if the weather is hot – especially for children! In wet weather, areas of the field can become slippery. Please take care and wear appropriate footwear in any weather.

Tractor and Trailer:

We are delighted to be able to bring back our beloved tractor and trailer trips to and from the car park this year. The short ride is included in your admission price. Please note that waiting times may vary due to demand and please give priority to those with most need, including young children and pushchairs.

Lavender talks:

Andrew will be giving informative talks about the lavender in the marquee at the top of the lavender field at 11.00am and 2.00pm. Come and find out about how Lordington Lavender started as well as the growing and harvesting process. You will also hear about our wildlife protection and promotion work, as well as having the chance to ask questions – and pick up some tips about growing your own lavender at home!

Hay Play:

A first this year – we are very excited to introduce our hay play area for children under 12. Rural play at its best! Adult supervision is required at all times.

Picnics:

During Open Week, visitors are welcome to bring picnics. We have some picnic benches available but bringing a picnic rug is also a good idea.

First Aid:

There will be a medic on site all week. Please go to the first aid tent or speak to a member of staff for any assistance.

Evening Events

Tickets for An Evening at Lordington Lavender 2022 are now available to book. Come and enjoy the sunset over the Lordington Lavender fields.

Please keep a copy of your booking reference for your own records.