Many of you know that I love shooting in flower fields. We are lucky that we have a variety of beautiful flower fields near Berkhamsted.
Flower Fields Near Berkhamsted
Ashridge is beautiful at any time of the year. It’s even more stunning every spring as the carpet of bluebells brings a burst of colour to the forest. People travel from all over the UK to visit the bluebells at Dockey Woods and wider across the Ashridge estate. The bluebells can be seen in April & May each year. If you’ve not visited the bluebells yet it’s definitely worth taking time out to see the bluebells this year.
There are a few places to find sunflowers close to Berkhamsted, the biggest & closest sunflower fields open to the public are found just outside Wiggington. Located on Chesham Road, near Champneys Health Spa. You can access the fields for photos, and also purchase sunflowers to take home with you at £1 / head. There’s plenty of parking in the field next to the sunflowers as well. You can also find sunflowers at Peterleigh Manor Farm, about a 30 minute drive from Berkhamsted. This is well worth the visit for the gorgeous Tipi cafe and farm site located onsite.
The most accessible lavender field from Berkhamsted is Hitchin Lavender Fields. It generally takes about 45 minutes to drive there, but there is plenty of free parking and a cafe on site.
Poppies are a common site of verges and at the edges of fields. However the number of poppy fields has declined over recent years. This is largely due to farmers use of powerful herbicides which has broken the traditional link between cereal fields and poppy growth. The location of poppy field commonly changes year to year, but the sight of the red flowers never fails to impress. In recent years have been seen on footpaths on the edge of Tring Park and between Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead around Water End.
One of my favourite locations for Wildflowers near Berkhamsted is Aldbury Nowers. I rarely see more than a handful of other people there, but as well as the beautiful wildflowers there are butterflies and numerous red kites flying above.
If you want more details on any of the above locations please get in touch.
Bluebell Mini Sessions
To book a mini session in the bluebells, or one of the other flower locations above, read more about my photography mini sessions.