National Trust bilingual logoCan you imagine the pleasure of spending a  couple of hours in a field full of lavender, taking in the scent , listening to the bees buzz around and the distance rumble of the waves from Fall Bay at Rhossili. If this appeals to you please read on.

National Trust are about to embark on a Lavender Project that will see 2000 plants being put in a  field overlooking Fall Bay at Rhossili. The field to be planted is part of the Vile, which is a medieval field strip system. National Trust have greatly improved this landscape over the last couple of years and our focus for the Vile is wildlife friendly farming. You may have heard about the Sunflowers that were grown there last year. We will be planting Sunflowers again this year, but also want to add lavender to the fields, as it is great for bees and will provide a great experience for our visitors.

National Trust are looking for groups or individuals that would like to help us look after the lavender and harvest the flowers from July to September.

It’s such a lovely project which will increase the wellbeing of all participants. The field is 10 minute walk from the car park/ bus stop at Rhossili and you don’t need to amazingly strong to take on these “gardening” duties, you just do what you can.

Tools and gloves are provided.

Please contact Kathryn Thomas on 07899 826170/01792 390636  or [email protected] for more information.