The Lavender Farm reopens to visitors on 2nd April 2017
We look forward to welcoming you to the lavender farm next year. Until then you may shop online 24/7 for unique gifts and treats! If you prefer to order over the phone please call 01944 768641. There is an answer machine if we are not in the office.
We are currently attending Castle Howard Christmas fair daily until 23rd December 2016! We look forward to meeting you there in the magnificent surroundings.
The Lavender Farm
Our family run Lavender Farm is set within ½ mile from the Wolds Way Walk, surrounded by mature woodland, on the edge of the picturesque Yorkshire Wolds. Wolds Way Lavender and Herb Farm is a wonderful and relaxing place to visit. Our family run 12 acre site is currently planted with over six acres of Lavender ranging from rich hues of purple to the purest white.
An area of the Lavender Farm has been made accessible for the disabled; raised Lavender and Herb beds make perfect viewing for all. There are over 120 different types of Lavenders and Herbs growing which, when in flower, paint an incredible splash of colour across the site.
A leisurely stroll around the Lavender Farm reveals the amazing differences from one variety of Lavender to another. Plenty of seats are available allowing the sights and the fragrant smells to be absorbed at a relaxing pace. The well planned and carefully thought out layout of the plants adds to the overall experience of the visit.
Along the borders in the nature walk there is an abundance of colourful wild flowers and wildlife that have made the site their home. Our new Wildflower Sculpture Walk also adds vivid colour and an interesting selection of sculptures.
In 2005 the distillation of the Lavender grown in the main fields began using the countries on Wood Fired Lavender Distillery. Distillation of the Lavender takes place during harvest (usually the end of July and throughout August). A video showing the Distillation process and Harvesting is on display throughout the year. Our 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil is extracted through the steam distillation process. It has many uses including aromatherapy. The oil is used in our The Wolds Way Lavender Collection, a unique range of Lavender rich Creams and Potions which are available to purchase on this website!
Our unique Lavender tearoom is the perfect place to take a break and sample our home made Lavender scones, which are receiving rave reviews! In the Visitor Information Area you can read all about the amazing transformation of the site from a derelict Piggery to the current scented Lavender fields. Detailed images tell the story from day one until the present time, a remarkable achievement in a relatively short time.
The Lavender shop
Within the Lavender Farm Shop you will find a wide range of Lavender products for all occasions including home sewn products, candles, preserves, souvenirs and more. During the season fresh flowers are cut daily and are ideal for home drying.
No Lavender Farm would be complete without a Plant Sales area! Plants are available to purchase with different varieties throughout the year. Expert advice is available to help you get the best out of your plants! We currently have a special offer on the French Lavenders until the end of the 2016 season; Buy 2 for £7.50 (usually £4.50 each).
Lavender, Lavender everywhere!
Our Lavender Oil is harvested and distilled under one roof and grown across twelve acres of beautiful fields on the edge the of the picturesque Wolds.
The Lavender Essential Oil we create is 100% pure and we strive for the highest quality. We grow two varieties of Lavender and using traditional methods. We hand tend the crops throughout the year. We harvest and distil the flowers in late July and August using the countries only wood fired steam distillery.
The Lavender Oil that we produce is worlds away from normal products, that rarely often use actual lavender, favouring chemically produced aromas. This devoids the products of any of the medicinal properties that true Lavender has. As one of the most powerful oils which can be extracted, Lavender has a myriad variety of applications; it’s a natural stress reliever, it can help you get a good night’s sleep. It is a natural anti-septic and cleanser. Spraying it in a room will do wonders to freshen the air and it will even deter wasps!
Its arrived; Luxury Liquid Soap
We have just added our Luxury Liquid Soap to the website. It is the latest addition to the Wolds Way Lavender Collection. Please click on the image above to have a look;
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