Yorkshire’s best-loved attraction and it’s free.  Yes you heard it right, it’s free!  And what better time to visit than Midsummer when the blooms are in full throes of flourishing and the gardens are resplendent in all their natural glory.  Complete with Gift Shop and EJ’s licensed Tea Room, Yorkshire Lavender has all the perfect ingredients to make a truly great day out for all the family.

Open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm from now until October, Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011 winner Yorkshire Lavender welcomes visitors to come and see for themselves just why this attraction wins the hearts of all who make a trip there. Set in nearly 60 acres within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Yorkshire Lavender provides visitors with a stress free environment, making it a wonderful day out.

Much more than just a lavender farm, this free entry attraction boasts wonderful gardens including a unique Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden, Purple Patch Garden, Stream Garden, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, Bog Garden, Natural Wild Flower Grassland Meadow, probably Yorkshire’s largest hillside Snakes and Ladders, Grass Pyramid, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden and Sculpture Park.

No trip would be complete without sampling the delights of EJ’s licensed Tea Room.  Providing a relaxing environment to enjoy sumptuous Yorkshire fayre, why not kick back and relax whilst you enjoy the spectacular panoramic views over the Vale of York.  With a full waitress service serving morning coffees, lunches and afternoon cream teas, come and try for yourself the popular freshly baked lavender scones and famous homemade blueberry and lavender cheesecake.

Browse around the newly extended Gift Shop and enjoy the wide range of unique, quality purple and Lavender products that make the perfect ‘something special’ for friends and family.  From Yorkshire Lavender’s own unique range of products as well as leading brands, practical gifts, luxury household furnishings including bedding, cushions and towels, books, momentos and a range of specialist lavender foods including biscuits, conserves, honey and beer, there is certainly lots to choose from.

Yorkshire Lavender boasts the largest collection of lavender and herbs in the North of England.  Hundreds of varieties are on sale for visitors to buy along with the unique opportunity to meet the growers in the nursery and collect both advice and top quality plants.  With the Thyme Festival coming up on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July, surely it is ‘thyme’ for a visit!  The free weekend of festivities will explore Thyme through the ages and will provide a fun way of learning tips, advice and information on how to grow your own.  You’ll even be able to sample some special thyme infused recipes in the Tea Room.

There’s so much going on at Yorkshire Lavender this Midsummer come and see for yourself!  Why not, after all, it is free remember!

For more information log onto  www.yorkshirelavender.com.