PEOPLE will get the chance to admire the stunning beauty of Lordington Farm’s lavender field in full bloom this week.
Andrew and Rosie Elms are opening the gorgeous purple field, at Lordington near Funtington, to the public between next Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 8.
The senses are gloriously bombarded with the heavenly scent of the lavender and the charm of the gently rolling rows of purple, bordered by the array of wild flowers.
“It’s great to be able to share what we have created here,” said Andrew. “We always look forward to the open days each year.”
The 25.600 plants of the French Maillette Lavender variety are in full bloom. The farm is a haven for wildlife with 12 red listed species of birds including skylarks and barn owls. The lavender field is full of bumble bees (an endangered species) and butterflies in the summer.
Andrew added: “The lavender works on many levels for us as members of Conservation Grade Farming, the boost to the bee population is invaluable. This year the wild flowers are spectacular too.”
Through the sales of refreshments the supporting charities are St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Macular Disease and Save the Children. The open days start at 10am and finish at 4pm. Entrance is £2.50 per person but children under 16 go free. The entrance fees will be donated to The Prince’s Countryside Trust.