Parks in Banstead

Mayfield Lavender Farms

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There are two historic lavender fields in the borough. One, at Oaks Way, Carshalton Beeches is a not-for-profit community project that manages three acres of lavender. The other, a 25-acre commercial site in Croydon Lane called Mayfield, is popular with tourists.

This area was once famous as the "Lavender Capital of the World". From the 18th to the early 20th centuries the North Downs of Surrey, with its chalky free-draining soil, ideal for lavender growing, were at the centre of worldwide production of lavender. It was a very prosperous part of the local agriculture. Blue fields could be seen all over Mitcham, Croydon, Wallington, Banstead, Carshalton and Sutton.

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Meen Mansor
27 July 2015
Warmly hearted-scenic view, i took lots of photography angles where we can see the lavender is growing beautifully!
New M
17 July 2013
lovely farm :) the cupcake and lavender lemonate so good
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209 Croydon Ln, Banstead SM7 3JF, UK

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Fri Noon–5:00 PM
Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon-Wed 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
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