On your tour to Lavender Farm, you will see how the plant is grown. You will not just be walking in the garden and leave without being amazed by the beautiful scenery and without knowing a little interesting about the lavender. You will learn that it is easy to grow, and you will see the different stages of growing it. Lavender starts from a seed, then is transferred to a little pot, blooms in the garden, until you see millions covering the whole Lavender farm.
Tags are indicating the names of the different species and varieties of the lavender. Techniques on how to grow each one of them is accessible in a video shown for free in a café lounge located at the main gate.
And if you are lucky to visit in the summertime like May and June, you will witness the actual harvesting of the flowers. Other activities like gardening, propagating, pruning, and hanging of the lavender for drying are done in the field every day which you can also witness.
Here are some featured techniques in the video:
- Cultivating the soil
- Planting a new lavender
- Planting all types and varieties all year
- Gardening in General
Most commonly grown lavender plants include:
- English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- Munstead English lavender
- Grosso lavender
- Provence lavender, and
- French lavender (Lavandula stoechas).
The most fragrant is Lavandin, a hybrid cross between the Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia while the most pretty is the (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’). Lavender grows best here because of the fertile and well-drained soil coupled with the full sun during summer. Almost all varieties grown can be used in cooking especially the “Munstead.”