Hitchin Lavender: Heaven in Hertfordshire

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No – it’s not Provence. This is Hertfordshire’s Hitchin Lavender on a sunny Sunday morning in July. Bees buzz, butterflies flit through the purple haze, and the scent of lavender hangs heavy on the air. Visitors are welcome and the £4 admission includes a paper bag and pair of scissors so you can cut some to take home with you. Wander up the hill, find a quiet bench at the top, and enjoy the view. Then stroll down and head for the lavender shop and café housed in a 17th-century barn. Oh and go early: this is a pleasure best enjoyed without too many other people around. Read my blog at www.thetravelwrapcompany.com Further information at www.hitchinlavender.com