Lavender Fields Today
The sight of a Lavender field in full bloom is definitely a sight to be seen not to mention smell! A fragrant blanket of purple stretching as far as the eye can see.
Fields of Lavender with row upon rows of glorious Lavender flowers gently swaying in the breeze. The low hum of bees gathering nectar for luscious Lavender honey.
Lavender in past history was not cultivated in fields like today's, but gathered from wild Lavender growing on rocky hillsides by herdsmen and others to supply the perfume industry located in Grasse.
Lavender Fields France
When the Lavender fields in France did start to appear due to commercial cultivation, Lavender plants were planted with large spaces around each individual bush as was the habit of planting Lavender in nearby England.
Not until the late 1950's and the highly anticipated manufacture of cutting machines that Lavender bushes were aligned in pristine rows to ease the chore of Lavender harvesting. The fields were born out of necessity.
Lavender Fields Norfolk
One of the earliest and world renowned Lavender fields farm is that of Norfolk Lavender with almost 100 acres of Lavender under cultivation. This Lavender farm was founded in 1932 in Norfolk, England and is a must see for those going abroad.