Introduction to Hartley Park Farm – Home of Lavender Fields
Welcome to Lavender Fields, at Hartley Park Farm, in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Fourth generation farmers, we value our local landscape and having introduced English lavender to the farm in 1999, our field is now a local landmark. Set against the ancient trees of the Selborne Hanger our vibrant field of Lavender perfectly compliments the dense, dark woodland.
Lavender Fields is owned and run by Nick and Lyndsay Butler who took over from the founders Tim and Anne in January 2018. Both Nick and Lyndsay have been involved in the business for quite some years and have amassed a great knowledge of lavender growing, harvesting and distillation. With a young family, there is now a fifth generation in the background, they can often be found in the shop or the field, “helping” Mum and Dad.
We currently grow eight varieties of Lavender in our field:
Folgate (lavandula x angustifolia) with a mild aroma which produces a top quality essential lavender oil.
Little Lady (lavandula x angustifolia) grown for its visual impact on our landscape. This dwarf variety is perfect for low borders.
Hidcote (lavandula x angustifolia) is the most popular lavender in the UK. Quintessentially British, it is ideal as a low hedge.
Imperial Gem (lavandula x angustifolia) which is exclusively used for dried seed production and bunching because of its vibrant colour.
Havanna (lavandula x angustifolia) also grown for dried seed production and bunching because of its vibrant colour.
Edelweiss (lavandula x intermedia) with its White spiked flowers and its strong perfume, this is an attractive alternative to the many Blues and Purples.
Grosso (lavandula x intermedia) which, when distilled produces the distinctive aromatic lavandin oil.
Phenomenal (lavandula x intermedia) which is a large strong foliage lavender, producing tall purple flower spikes.
Based on our own high quality essential lavender and rosemary oils, we have developed a range of light, delicately perfumed hand, body and home fragrance products.
Our aim is to capture and bring to you the essence of our lavender field!
All of our products are made in England.
We sell a wide range of Lavender products on our website so please take a look around our online shop to view everything from our indulgent Lavender hand cream to scrumptious Lavender chocolate.
Alternatively, why not take a trip out into the beautiful Hampshire countryside and visit us at our Lavender Shop on the farm? In that way you could try all of our delicately fragranced products for yourself!
Our address is: Hartley Park Farm, Selborne Road, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3HP
For directions please visit our contact us page.
We look forward to seeing you!