This entry was posted on 1/13/2007 2:45 PM and is filed under New Zealand.
On our way out of Kaikora, we stopped and visited the Lavender Gardens...
They have 40 different varieties of lavender growing here. A plant can last 15 years.
Here is where the lavender bunches hang to dry. They are used in the saché pouches, jams and mustards. After they harvest the other lavender, it is then distilled into oils, or essential perfumes. It takes a huge amount of lavender to make a little essential oil. Then it has to cure for approximately 8 months before it is bottled and sold. The owner of this garden learned how to do all of this through reading books.
It was a glorious tour!
This page is a scratch n' sniff, so be sure to scratch your screen and get an aromatic scent of the beautiful lavender fragrance.
1/15/2007 12:34 PM
When i was in Yugoslavia in the early 80's we visited several lavender farms - i have similar pictures somewhere - the nice thing is that whenever i smell lavender as well as the calming aspects that wonderful trip comes back to me - i'm sure it will for you too!! Fun Fun Fun! Reply to this