South London's Only Not for profit Pick Your Own Lavender Harvest
Carshalton Lavender is an award-winning heritage community project. This popular community harvest, and London’s only not-for-profit Pick Your Own Lavender event, will be held at the three acre Carshalton Lavender field, which is part of the Stanley Road Allotment site behind the Day Centre on Oaks Way, SM5 4NQ.
It can be reached from Stanley Park Road via Fir Tree Grove, SM5 4NG. It is advisable to travel by public transport as parking in neighbouring residential roads is limited: only disabled parking is available on site.
As well as picking lavender, visitors will be able to visit stalls selling lavender related products, and buy lavender plants. Stalls include hot food and face-painting.
The lavender harvest is an excellent opportunity for taking photos of friends and family in a beautiful outdoor setting.
This weekend is the main opportunity for buying our Carshalton Heritage Lavender products, which contain our essential oil harvested from the field.
Carshalton Lavender has been selling its own lavender essential oil ever since harvest events started and have distilled the oil on the field since 2009. You will be able to see the Still over the weekend and a display showing how the oil and floral water is obtained.
In the early 1900s, blue fields of lavender could be seen all over Carshalton, Wallington, Mitcham, Waddon and Sutton. The Carshalton Lavender project aims to revive and maintain the heritage of this local lavender for future generations.
The lavender plants grown on the field are all from cuttings taken from the lavender originally grown in the area. This is a unique feature of our field.
The project is run solely by volunteers, and proceeds from this harvest event keep the field running from year to year.
10am - 5pm both days - Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July
Spend as much time as you like enjoying the lavender and the stalls.
Adult entry only £1
Adult entry including a bunch of lavender picked by you £5
Up to two children free
Advance booking recommended to guarantee entry - see website to book tickets.
Stanley Road Allotments, Fir Tree Grove entrance, SM5 4NG, Surrey SM5 4NQ
Sat 30 July and Sun 31 July