Get Involved

❗️Due to the coronavirus pandemic we are currently remaining closed and following the advice of the government #stayathome.

🌿 We look forward to a time where we can re-open our gates, hopefully in the not too distant future and welcome your help in getting the lavender allotments ready for our annual Pick Your Own Lavender Harvest that usually takes place every year at the end of July.💜

🤞At present we are closely monitoring the situation and will wait and see if our harvest can go ahead. Fingers crossed it will be safe by end of July and everyone can get some much needed peace and joy whilst hand-harvesting lavender.

Carshalton Lavender is run entirely by volunteers! We wouldn’t exist without your help and we love meeting new people. If you’d like to get involved, there are a number of ways that you can help:

Join one of our regular field work groups (see more info below)

  • Foster some cuttings
  • Help out on our stall at an event
  • Help out at our Annual Harvest 25th & 26th July 2020
  • Deliver our harvest weekend leaflets to your local area

Whatever your interest, if you’d like to get involved with Carshalton Lavender then do get in touch; you can email us at: info@carshaltonlavender.org – we’d love to hear from you!

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Harvesting

* VOLUNTEERS NEEDED *

We are 100% volunteer project and and the future success of the field depends on YOU! Can you spare a few hours on a Saturday morning usually between 10.15am and 12.30pm?

In preparation for this year's harvest we are in need of volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks including:

Taking Cuttings ~ Re-planting ~ Harvesting ~ Distillation ~ General gardening duties ~ Cutting bunches of lavender (July-August only) ~ Tying lavender bunches ~ Watering younger plants ~ Plucking tall grasses ~ Become a steward at our open weekend

No experience necessary. We will show you what to do and we have all the equipment needed. Tea,coffee and squash is provided and sometimes even home made cake! Experienced gardeners welcome too!

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Volunteers

We're a friendly bunch and would love to meet you, so if you're thinking about it and would like to know more feel free to contact us or just pop down to the field on a Saturday morning and have look around. It's best to let us know to expect you so drop us an email or call 07948 174907 and leave a message.

5 Reasons to Volunteer with Carshalton Lavender:

  • Get some fresh air and sunshine
  • It's a great form of exercise
  • You get to enjoy Carshalton Lavender and it's soothing and calming properties
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Give something back to your local community and support this heritage project

Don't think you have time to volunteer?

Even if you are unable to commit regularly and can only spare 1 hour your help would be greatly appreciated. You can also help by fostering cuttings or making a donation.

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Allianz Volunteers

Working Parties

We’re always delighted to meet new volunteers and it’s a great way for you to enjoy the lavender, help maintain the field and get some gentle exercise at the same time!

We hold sessions on most Saturdays throughout the year from 10.15am to 12.30pm. Volunteers are busy throughout the year with various tasks that ensure that the lavender field thrives.

The lavender allotments are currently closed due to the COVID-19 epidemic and government advice to stay at home.

Take a look at our Facebook page for updates and future events 

Volunteering Dates

You can find us on the field every Saturdays from 10.15am until about 12.30pm.

If you want to join us please call or text us on 07948 174907 so we know to welcome you. Alternatively you can or send us a message via email, our Facebook page or Twitter.

Click here for details of how to find us here as our field is tucked away.

You can keep up to date with Carshalton Lavender through Facebook and Twitter or email us to be added to our mailing list.