A love of lavender

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