The divine lavender scent hit me as soon as I stepped out of the car at Wexford’s Lavender Farm. A welcoming smell to embrace after driving from Dublin for 90 minutes in building anticipation, and growing doubts of my husband’s navigational skills when the motorway became countryside roads.
We paid the €4 parking fee to enter the designated carpark and I immediately skipped over to the meadow so that I could stroll through the grassy lanes framed by the vibrant purple flowers.
Basking in the sunshine made me feel like I was drifting around on a happy cloud sitting in the midst of all the lavender while the sun kissed my shoulders.
I hadn’t anticipated staying so long and a rumble in my stomach reminded me that I hadn’t packed a picnic. However, there’s a charming stable converted café called the Purple Haze Café, which is full of delicious food options. A shop inside sells unique lavender products and mementos, including a lavender bunch, which makes for a pretty reminder of your visit when you eventually leave (it’s also a great prop for pictures).
There is a provided playground for the children to help keep the peace when they get bored of admiring the surrounding beauty. And when the adults eventually have their fill, there’s a lovely stroll available through the nearby woods.
The picturesque Wexford Lavender Farm (as you can see from my array of photos) is a very tranquil spot to spend a summer’s day for any family or Instagrammer dying for some lavender to add to their feed.