Vauxhall History have recently published an a history of Vauxhall Park’s lavender field, written by FOVP’s Polly Freeman. Please click here to read the article.
As part of the Masterplan works, the current plants, which have reached the end of their life, will be replaced by the same variety of Lavender (Grosso) which has grown so successfully in the park and yielded good quantities of oil for the oil sales. However the field will have a new design to make harvesting the flowers easier and make access to the plants better so the plants are not trampled. The FOVP have also commissioned a master stonemason to restore the human Sundial. This will be at the centre of the new design and we look forward to its new position intriguing many more people in the years to come.