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Growing Lavender

Starting with just two plants which gave rise to hundreds of cuttings a young couple have established NZ's first lavender farm at their Nelson property.

Thirty years on, their farm, now run by the couple's children and with an oil distillery and a nursery with 40 lavender varieties attached, tourists flock to the lavender farm to sample and buy the lavender fragrances on offer.

Activities on offer:

- Learn lavender growing
- Study the process of oil distillation
- Buy the lavender products on offer


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