Aug 7, 2012

15 Stunning Photos of 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, south west Asia to south east 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 colour 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.

The images were embedded using Flickr’s share button. If you are one of the photographers below and do not want your image used, please leave a comment or send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com and it will be removed. Now imagine the smell of lavender as you peruse the gallery!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

4. Mt. Shasta Lavender Farms – Montague, California

 

Lavender_Labyth

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

12. Lavender Field – Kent, UK

 

Lavender

 

 

 

13. Lavender Field – Kent, UK

 

Lavender field,  Kent

Photograph by Liz Fewings on Flickr

 

 

 

14. Lavender Fields – Provence, France

 

Lavender Fields

 

 

 

15. Plateau de Valensole – Provence, France

 

Sunset, Lavender Field, Provence, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

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