HOME OF ‘PICK YOUR OWN LAVENDER’

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The lavender season is now finished until December 2024.

The farm shop is open Sat & Sun 10am-3pm..Pick Your Own Lavender

Lavender Abbey is famous for its PYO lavender events.  Visitors from all over New Zealand come to our lavender farm to experience the aroma and beauty of lavender.

Come, relax and enjoy picking lavender in sunny Carterton.  Bring a picnic and immerse your senses in all that is lavender.

Every year in January, for the past 12 years, we’ve hosted a “Pick Your Own Lavender” event at our Dalefield Road property in Carterton, just an hours drive from Wellington. It is a ‘don’t miss’ summer weekend event. We throw open the gates to our lavender field so you can pick your own lavender and share in our slice of Provence.

Visit and view our New Zealand grown lavender and enjoy a few hours in the sun adoring the incredible aroma.  Bring a picnic, rug, sunglasses, sunhat, umbrella for shade and relax in the lavender field.

Come and visit our onsite lavender shop ‘The Big Box of Lavender’. We stock all Lavender Abbey quality products plus flower pots and tins, candles, china and linen, cards, gifts and much more. 

Our multi award-winning 100% pure lavender essential oil will be front and centre.  

Our 2024/25 PYO Lavender dates will show here closer to the time.

We are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day plus 27 & 28 December.

Our ‘Big Box of Lavender’ shop is open Saturday & Sunday 10am-3pm.

We look forward to seeing you next lavender season.

The entry fee is $5 per person and lavender picking is $5 per bunch.  Plenty of parking and wheelchair access.  EFTPOS available.  

351 Dalefield Road, Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand – Ph: (06) 379-7073

NZLGA 2023 Winners of Ken Wilson Memorial Trophy – BEST IN NZ ‘Grosso’ 2022

NZLGA 2023 Winners of Dennis Matthews Memorial Trophy – BEST IN NZ ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2023

NZLGA 2023 Gold Award Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2023

NZLGA 2023 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2022

NZLGA 2023 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2021

NZLGA 2023 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2023

NZLGA 2023 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2022

NZLGA 2023 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2021

NZLGA 2023 2 x Silver Award Winner – Blends 2023

TALGA (Australia & International) Award Winners 2023

USA Lavender Sommelier – Awarded GOLD for ‘Grosso’ and ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2023

USA Lavender Sommelier – Awarded GOLD for ‘Grosso’ and ‘Violet Intrigue’ May 2022

NZLGA 2022 Winners of Eoin Johnson Memorial Trophy – BEST IN NZ LAVANDULA X INTERMEDIA ‘Grosso’

NZLGA 2022 Winners of Ken Wilson Memorial Trophy – BEST LAVENDER IN NZ ‘Grosso’

NZLGA 2022 Gold Award Winner – Lavandula x Intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2021

NZLGA 2022 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula x Intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2022

NZLGA 2022 Silver Award Winner – Lavandula x Intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2020

NZLGA 2022 2 x Silver Award Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2021 & 2022

NZLGA 2022 2 x Silver Award Winner – for Blends 2022

In 2022 & 2023 we won The Best Lavender Oil in NZ for our ‘Grosso’ and in 2023 we won the Best Lavender Oil in NZ for our ‘Violet Intrigue’ from the NZLGA. We received the prestigious Ken Wilson Memorial Trophy and the Dennis Matthews Memorial Trophy. We also received six other Silver awards for our lavender oil varieties. In 2023 we received and award for our ‘Violet Intrigue’ from the Australian Lavender Growers Assn.

In 2023 & 2022 we received two GOLD awards for ‘Grosso’ and ‘Violet Intrigue’ from Lavender Sommelier in USA.

In 2021 we received ‘The best lavender in New Zealand’ for our ‘Violet Intrigue’ and we received the Gold award in 2021 from the the Australian Lavender Growers Assn for our ‘Violet Intrigue’ lavender oil. We also received a GOLD award for Violet Intrigue and a BRONZE for Grosso from Lavender Sommelier in the USA in 2021.

We are multi-award winners since 2015. 

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