About Cotswold Lavender

Cotswold Lavender provides exquisite Lavender products produced in a family run farm at the heart of Cotswold Hills in England, U.K. The picturesque location above 1,000 feet from sea level gives the Lavender the best growing conditions for the highest quality English Lavender. The crops are steam distilled on the farm and made into the unique Lavender products that you see on this website. 

 

Charlie Byrd, a third generation arable farmer started to diversify his family-run business in 2000 by growing Lavender. He started off by growing 400 hand-planted plants, now he owns around 500,000 plants, totalling more than 100 miles of rows on his 90 acres farmland. This has attracted around 25,000 visitors a year to the farm and selling their finished products to big clients around in U.K. such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral, St. Martins-in-the-fields – Trafalgar Square, Stonehenge and many garden centers. Their success has allowed them to enter their products to America and Germany. 

 

For him, the real satisfaction comes from June onwards ever year when he sees "the even purple rows". The public including tourists from around the world and the locals love them too where the telephone never stops ringing with people asking if the lavender is in flower.

 

Here’s a report by ITV News:

 

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-08-08/the-purple-harvest-thats-proving-popular/

 

And an article by Cotswold Life:

 

http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/out-about/places/cotswold_lavender_snowshill_1_4673162

 

 

Their products has passed the European Commission Cosmetic Regulation Framework # 1223/2009 ensuring that each product undergoes an expert scientific safety assessment before they are sold. They also have its own unique CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notification Portal) code. You can therefore be assured that the distinctive aromatic Lavender scent that is released in each one of the products is safe to use around your home or on your skin. They are not animal tested either, which is extremely important for Charlie. Read more about the European Commission Cosmetic Regulation Framework and CPNP code by clicking on the following links:

 

EC Cosmetic Regulation Framework: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/cosmetics/legislation_en

 

CPNP: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/cosmetics/cpnp_en

 

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BBC "Escape to the Country" TV crew filming at the Lavender fields. 

View of the Lavender farm from above

Welcome entrance sign to the Lavender farm

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