About Hitchin Lavender

Our family have farmed at Cadwell Farm for more than one hundred years and for five generations. Lavender was introduced here in 2000 by Alec and Zoe Hunter alongside the traditional arable crops which we continue to grow.

The lavender was grown initially for agricultural purposes only with the intention of selling on the essential oil from its harvested flowers. After several years it became apparant that within the local area there was growing interest in the project and in recent years we have begun opening up each day in the Summer for the public and now get tens of thousands of visitors each time we are in bloom.

For more details on the history of lavender in and around Hitchin, see our information page.

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