Lavender Fields Around the World

Lavender is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, southern Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India. Many members of the genus are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils.

From the beloved fragrance to the beautiful purple color of the flowering plant, lavender fields are a popular destination for photographers. The vast purple fields can make for some stunning landscapes and a quick search on Flickr for ‘lavender fields‘ brings up nearly 17,000 results. Below is a small selection of beautiful photos taken by photographers on Flickr.

1. Provence, France

Lavender Fields, Aix-en Provence

Photograph by Keeboon Tan on Flickr

2. Banstead, Surrey, UK

lavender field

Photograph by mazu_92 on Flickr

3. Castle Farm – Shoreham, Kent, UK

Lavender fields

Photograph by Timothy Sanders (tigertim1950 on Flickr)

4. Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms – Montague, California

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Photograph by Keith Farley (Farpho on Flickr)

5. Snowshill – Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England

Lavender Fields Snowshill Cotswoulds England

Photograph by Jim Hellier on FLickr

6. Lavender Valley Fields – Oak Grove, Oregon

Lavender Fields

Photograph by Gregory Pepion (Greg-0 on Flickr)

7. Castle Farm – Shoreham, Kent

Lavender Fields

Photograph by John King on Flickr

8. Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Lavender Fields HDR

Photograph by Helen Flynn on Flickr

9. Mayfield Lavender Field – Banstead, Surrey, UK

Lavender Rows

Photograph by Maureen Barlin (Mabacam on Flickr)

10. Lavender Field Near Mount Shasta, California

Lavender Fields

Photograph by Ed Matthews on Flickr

11. Castle Farm – Shoreham, Kent, UK

Flowers ~ Lavender Fields at Castle Farm, Shoreham, Kent (Wk 28)

Photograph by kentishmayde on Flickr

12. Lavender Field – Kent, UK

Lavender

Photograph by Rob James (evil_giraffes_rule)

13. Lavender Field – Kent, UK

Lavender field, Kent

Photograph by Liz Fewings on Flickr

14. Lavender Fields – Provence, France

Lavender Fields

Photograph by Derrick (afderrick on Flickr)
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