Norfolk Lavender

Introduction

Norfolk Lavender, discover the magic of Englands premier lavender farm.

Thers's something for all the family at Norfolk Lavender, from the beautiful gardens to the distillery and onto the childrens playground

Caley Mill, the headquarters of Norfolk Lavender Ltd, was originally a water mill for grinding corn. Built in the local carrstone in the 19th century, and now set in its garden of lavender, roses and herbs, it has become a distinctive Norfolk landmark. In the grounds, we also have a National Collection of Lavenders. Each variety or species has its own bed. There are over 100 different lavenders to see and smell.

The Tea Rooms
Relax here whatever the season. Let us tempt you with a variety of teas, herbal teas and coffees. Also cakes, scones, cream teas, snacks, sandwiches and a selection of hot dishes are are served daily between 12 noon & 2p.m. During warm weather, enjoy your refreshments out in the patio gardens surrounded by fragrant plants. In the winter, a cheery log fire adds warmth and cosiness to your visit.

The Lavender Shop
Take home with you the memory of your visit by visiting our Lavender Shop for our extensive range of English Lavender and other fragrant products.

The Gift Shop
A wide range of gifts for all the family, for all occasions.

Fragrant Meadow Garden
Explore the fragrant meadow garden. All the plants have been chosen for their aromatic qualities. Cross the white balustrade bridge and enter the 4 acre garden. Beds of shrubs, Mediterranean and shade tolerant plants, specimen trees that give all year colour and interest, and then merge into spinney and meadow. Take the path back over the bridge to our fragrant plant centre, and choose fragrant plants for your garden, patio or conservatory.

Fragrant Plant Centre
Situated in our conservatory, the centre offers an extensive choice of plants including lavenders, herbs and plants from our catalogue. Our staff are on hand for any expert advice required. The children’s play area is located in the plant centre.

The Herb Garden
More than 55 individual beds of herbs set out in the style of an old monastery garden. In the centre is a locally made sundial. Many of the herbs on display can be purchased from our fragrant plant centre.

Guided Tours
Accompanied by a guide, the history of Caley Mill and foundation of Norfolk Lavender will unfold. Visit the National Collection of Lavenders and the herb garden to learn the value and benefits of these plants. The tour will be concluded with a visit to the drying barn and distillery to learn the ancient process of oil extraction through steam distillation.

Field Tours by Minibus
Take a trip with us and experience a visit to our 50 acre field in bloom. Let our guide inform and entertain you with their local knowledge and history of the surrounding villages, and complete your tour with a visit and explanation of the drying and distilling process at Caley Mill.

How to get there

Approaching from: Norwich / South Norfolk
Aim for Fakenham and then take A148 towards King's Lynn. Approximately 10 miles from Fakenham take B1454 for Docking and Hunstanton. After approximately 13 miles Norfolk Lavender's car park is on the right hand side.

Cromer / Wells / Blakeney
Follow A149 Westwards around coast to 2 miles South of Hunstanton.

Any Other Direction
From King's Lynn go approximately 13 miles North on A149 towards Hunstanton
 
 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015