Mayfield Lavender Farm
UPDATE:All of the lavender has now been harvested for 2017. Please see below for an update on opening times.
Our 25 acre lavender farm with café and shop is located in Banstead (Woodmansterne), Surrey – approximately 15 miles from Central London. Our farm is a popular visitor attraction throughout summer where you can wander through a sea of beautiful organic lavender. The lavender normally starts to bloom towards the end of June and the peak time is July and August however the weather can influence this so be sure to check our website for information (see our frequently asked questions section) before your visit. During the peak of the season it can get very busy on weekends so we recommend that you plan a week-day visit if possible. Please remember that we do not permit picnics anywhere on our farm.
Entry & Opening Times
Update: As a consequence of two burglaries to our premises in 5 days we have had significant loss of equipment and stock so we will be closing now on 15th September 2017. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but our shop in Epsom (just 3 miles form our farm) will remain open from Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm.
Parking is free to visitors who have paid the entrance fee. Our carpark has limited capacity so, when it is full, cars are directed to the carpark at the old Walcountians Rugby Club who have made their club carpark available for parking. They are on Carshalton Road and operate independently from Mayfield Lavender so may make a small charge for the use of this facility. 6pm is the last entry time for visitors to our farm and the gate to our farm is locked at 7pm so all cars must have been removed by then to avoid being locked in.
We are unable to permit coaches to enter our farm as there is no space to turn once inside. Coaches should drop their passengers at the bus stop immediately outside our main entrance and the passengers should enter as pedestrians. Coach parking is available at the Old Walcountians Rugby Club for a £20 fee. Passengers can be collected from the bus stop when it is time to leave again.
Café & Shop
At our farm you can enjoy a delicious, fresh lunch or snack at our relaxed, al fresco café with picnic tables. Whether you fancy a panini, burger or a piece of our gorgeous home-made cake, we have it covered and much more besides! You can also book a lavender cream tea for an extra special touch or enjoy food from the barbecue during July and August. We are licensed to sell a range of alcoholic drinks including our unique lavender cider! Before you leave, don’t forget to visit our shop to buy one of our lavender plants for your garden, or simply treat yourself to our lavender products including toiletries, culinary treats or a beautiful bunch of fresh lavender.
Tractor Rides & Tours & Party Area
Take a tour with a difference! A tractor ride around our farm is a wonderful and effortless way to experience the undulating purple expanse of our gorgeous organic lavender. At the height of the season you will be able to see the three different varieties of lavender grown by us all in bloom, along with our very happy bees and butterflies. Tractor rides cost £2 per person (Babes in arms are free) and there is no need to book as tickets can be bought from our shop or cafe. We generally start from 10.30am and a circuit of the farm takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The tractor runs throughout the day if there is demand.
And did you know that you can hold your own private party in the middle of all this loveliness? Our two gazebos seat 16 people each and are available for hire during opening hours. Private tours can also be arranged, minimum of 12 people. If interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disabled Parking / Accessibility
We offer disabled parking and accessible toilet facilities which are immediately adjacent to our Cafe and Shop. Here you are close to the lavender and can enjoy a lovely view over the farm. You can also take one of our popular tractor rides and experience the farm at a leisurely pace. For more information on visiting us please see our FAQs page.
Photography & Video Competition
Each year we run a fun photography competition for visitors to our farm. Entry is primarily for fun but to make it interesting we offer a prize of £200 cash for the entry we like the most. We receive lots of entries each year so to see what it takes to be a contender you can take a look at the previous winners and runners up in our photo competition galleries. Last year for the first time we also ran a video competition and had some wonderful videos submitted. You can see the winning video on our videos page. Remember that while we offer a prize for the winner, we run the competitions for fun so we hope you enter in the same spirit!
We encourage casual and fun family photos and we do not make a charge for this. If you wish to visit our farm for the purposes of wedding photography, model or landscape photography, library photography or portrait photography or any other commercial photography then you will be required to register at our shop and pay a small fee before you commence.
Details are available on this link: Professional Photographers Registration (Terms and conditions apply)