Yorkshire Lavender, York.

A couple of weeks ago, my Mum celebrated her Birthday and fancied a trip to Yorkshire Lavender, near York. Prior to our visit, I'd never been, but upon my Mum's recommendation of awesome food and pretty scenery, I decided to bring my camera along for the ride. Prepare for one seriously picture-heavy post...

Naturally, our first stop was the tea shop. However, major blogger fail, I sorta, kinda ate my order before I had the chance to get snappy happy.... damn I was hungry. I guess that can back-up the part right here when I say that it was pretty delicious, no? The portions are also seriously huge, so if you fancy a trip then be sure to bare that in mind - you don't wanna have zero room left for dessert...

Speaking of dessert, pretty much the entire menu features lavender as a key ingredient (even the hot chocolates), so those with major sweet tooth *cough, me, cough*, will be livin' the dream.

After our grub, we had a little wander round the gardens. My Mum snapped up a few plants, whilst myself and my lil sis attempted the maze. Yup, that's right, a maze made of of lavender. It doesn't get more bad ass than that people!

Despite the epic amount of pressure involved in our maze-shaped race, I won and made it to the middle first. Though I actually think it took me longer to get my way out?..

Who knew there were so many different varieties of lavender?!

I loved the little tips dotted around the various gardens - I will definitely be trying this one out!

Check out the view - not too shabby, huh?

Yorkshire Lavender is actually a family run business, impressively acquired over twenty years ago. Devastatingly, the family lost mum, and wife, Lynne, to cancer just before this time, and thus, turned the sixty acres of land into a family project.

Yorkshire Lavender is not only a stunning, tranquil location to visit, but now boasts hundreds of lavender and herb varieties, with many available to purchase at the specialist plant nursery. It's clear that a great deal of time and effort has been put into making the gardens as beautiful as possible, making it the perfect day out (especially when the sun is shining!).

As well as both looking and smelling pretty damn fine, lavender is also known for its healing and antiseptic properties. The past couple of months I've become increasingly interested in natural, organic beauty products (hold your horses for a review on Adina Grigore's, Skin Cleanse very soon!) so I'm definitely going to try incorporating lavender into my regime. Keep your eyes peeled for a post on this soon, too.

If you're looking for a nice day out and you're near the York area (it's actually just outside of Terrington) I would highly recommend paying a visit to Yorkshire Lavender. Crazily enough, it's also free entry for all too.

Be sure to head over to their website (here) for news, blog posts and opening times.

Have you been to Yorkshire Lavender? Is it somewhere you'd be interested in visiting?


  1. Looks lovely. We visit the Jersey Lavender Farm when on holiday.

    1. Oh that sounds lovely - Lavender farms are so damn pretty x


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