Lavender Farms In New Zealand

There are many lavender farms in New Zealand and more and more people are deciding to grow this beautiful purple flower. Most of the growers belong to the NZ Lavender Growers Assn but there are others that do not. Belonging to the association is a place of support,...

The Benefits Of Lavender

Lavender filled organza bags When the lavender starts flowering, our first job is to cut the flowers and make bunches to hang and dry in the shed. Once dried, after a couple of weeks in the warmth of the shed, we rub the bunches so all the flowerets fall into a...

Award Winning Lavender Oil In Carterton

We attended the NZ Lavender Growers Association Supreme Awards on the 31st August 2019. Stuart and I are elated to have won SEVEN awards this year. We entered seven lavender oil samples and received an award for each of them, which was just amazing. At the...

Lavender, Grown In Carterton, New Zealand

Wow how the year has flown by. Stu and I were recently reminiscing about the 1st January 2020, when we got up early to watch the sunrise. We took the dogs and a cuppa and sat while waiting for the start of the day. It was an amazing sunrise and the day held all our...

Lavender Farm Happenings In Carterton

The first half of the year has flown by as we now head into the Winter months. The lavender and fruit trees have gone into hibernation and we await the darling buds of Spring. Exciting!! – we’re adding more lavender rows! We’re half way through laying the polythene on...

Lockdown Lowdown In Lavender Land NZ 2020

Wow, what a world whirlwind we are weathering. Who could ever have imagined how each of our worlds have changed overnight. What’s the lockdown lowdown in Lavender Land – well …… New beginnings: Eight little chicks arrived when they weren’t meant to, well that was my...

Lavender Picking In Carterton

Lavender picking in Carterton I’m always amazed where all the visitors come from for our lavender picking events. Year after year, men, women, kids and doggies flock in to see the lavender. They take family and friendship photos of each other as a keepsake, memory of...

March At The Lavender Farm

Where have the past few months gone? They have been full of good stuff, bad stuff, shocking stuff and amazing stuff. Now back to lavender – March was full of interesting things happening at Lavender Abbey and abroad. I went away to the South Island and spent some...

Lavender Farm In New Zealand

There’s still plenty to do over winter at Lavender Abbey. We’ve had a mild winter so far, not too much rain, quite a few frosts and the grass is still growing, which is great for our pregnant ewes. Our lambing is over now, we didn’t breed too many ewes this year, only...