What’s HAPPENING at the Lavender Farm?
Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers. ~Byron Caldwell Smith.
With the arrival of spring, we are re-launching our revamped website. Much of the content has remained the same though reformatted and a few new features added. In a short while we plan to introduce an online shopping cart. Please take a few moments to browse and if you care to share any thoughts and suggestions, please drop us a line.
As your thoughts turn to the coming growing season, let me first remind you that after a long, wet winter lavender can look a little tattered, but it usually comes through the winter with only minor damage on the tips of the stem and the spring cleanup usually involves trimming the tips back lightly.
Lavender is the perfect choice for gardens because of its fragrance and ability to attract essential pollinators. It is a great favourite of bees!
We have a variety of lavender plants in colours of white, pink, and different shades of blue, to create a uniform hedge or just have a collection of different shades.
Lavender plants make an excellent edge to a rose border or herb or vegetable garden.
It will also help soften the lines of hard landscaping such as driveways, terraces or patios and wherever it is planted lavender brings structure, colour and most significantly its alluring scent.
Gardeners, I encourage you to grow this multi-purpose flower. THE DEER LEAVE IT ALONE!
As further encouragement, with any purchase of three or more, of any size or variety we offer a 20% discount off the single purchase prices. This offer is in effect to June 15th 2013.
“May and June. Soft syllables, gentle names for the two best months in the garden year: cool, misty mornings gently burned away with a warming spring sun, followed by breezy afternoons and chilly nights. The discussion of philosophy is over; it’s time for work to begin.” ! ~ Peter Loewer
Welcome to Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth on scenic Vancouver Island! Nestled in the Cowichan Valley between the Quamichan and Somenos lakes in North Cowichan, British Columbia, the small two-acre farm with its labyrinth designed to please the senses of its creators, Julia and Christopher Carruthers and all who come to visit us.
Come and stroll in our lavender labyrinth, rest a while on one of our benches and relish the serenity and savour the fragrance.
The picturesque location is a world away from the rushes of city life, yet is only a few minutes from Duncan and a short hour north of Victoria or south from Nanaimo. Whether you are in search of live plants for your garden or lavender by the pound, by the bundle, fresh or dried, Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth has it all. In addition, with a charming “farm-gate store” bursting with aromatic wonders, you are sure to find many items to take home for bath, culinary or the garden.
The lavender farm is open for visitors Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm, from April to the end of September, and from October to December , we are open Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm (closed for the months of January, February and March). Please call us for an appointment for other days and times (250) 701-2885.
Cut your own bouquet during our U-pick season – Early July through August.
We work very hard to provide exceptional visitor experience. Please let us know if we can improve your experience. We would not, under any circumstance, get upset if you refer us to everyone you know.
Please visit us again and often.
Christopher and Julia