WONDERFUL lavender is in full bloom at Hill Barn Farm near Broadway.

The farms is open until August 7, 10am to 5pm each day.

A spokesperson said: "Our facilities are only open to the public during the summer.

"We are not selling tickets in advance. Please purchase your ticket on arrival.

"Lavender has been grown here for the last 20 years as it loves the freedraining limestone soils giving the highest quality essential oils.

"We now have over 35 different varieties of lavender covering more than 70 acres of the farm.

"Every year at the height of summer the lavender gives a stunning display of colour."

"Bring a picnic and enjoy some time outside in the sunshine.

"Walk the lavender fields and enjoy spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

"Visit the distillery to see where the lavender oil is extracted so that it can be used in our range of products.

"We also have Wildflower Meadows, the Woodland Trail and Lavender Cabin where you can purchase a momento of your visit.

"Our family has farmed in this area for the last three generations and we moved to Hill Barn Farm in 1994.

"Woodland and hedges have grown up and matured but the places where we played and trees we climbed as kids are still there.

"Alongside lavender we grow other crops including wheat, barley, beans and linseed. We harvest these after the lavender fields have closed.

"There is never a quiet time on a farm, there is work to do all year round. A lot of time is also spent maintaining Cotswold stone walls, hedges and planting trees.

We started growing lavender in 1999 as a small diversification.

"From a few hundred that were planted out on hands and knees things have now grown to almost 70 acres of lavender, with oils and our lavender range sold throughout the UK and around the world."


Hill Barn Farm



WR12 7JY

Rough journey times:

Cirencester - 40 minutes

Stroud - 55 minutes

Dursley - 65 minutes

For more information visit cotswoldlavender.co.uk