Lavender is a plant rich in history and myth. With its roots in the ancient art of the herbalists, lavender has been cultivated for many purposes.
We invite you
To tour our fields of lavender and experience a touch of Provence in the County. Visit us during the peak flowering period from late June throughout July, for the definitive lavender experience. As the lavender plants take three years to mature, each visit to our farm will give you a different view and appreciation of these gorgeous purple fields.
Let the scent of lavender carry you and make us part of your day,
Bees may very well have been the first taste testers of lavender. And what they have given us is an incredibly delicate honey, light in colour and subtle on the palate.
At Prince Edward County Lavender we have hives located in the fields. We can watch the bees feasting on the lavender nectar until they fly back to the hive to begin the process of honey making.
But it is not only the bees that enjoy our lavender. Here at Prince Edward County Lavender we offer you the opportunity to add the unique taste of lavender to your appetizers, main dishes, desserts and cocktails. Let your creativity be your guide!
A pinch of lavender will add a subtle flavour to almost any recipe.
If the rose is the queen of the flower, lavender is the princess. Lavender is a plant of choice for the garden. It offers a spectacular show of colours with a divine sweet smell. Since lavender is drought resistant, it will thrive in the hot and sunny side of the property and you will not have to water every day. Better yet, place the lavender plants along a path or under a window to enjoy the comforting fragrance.
Another good use of lavender is at the edge of an existing garden. The strong fragrance will keep deer away, preventing them from grazing on your vegetable garden or your other flowers.
Come and see the cultivars of lavender we sell, each offering different color and fragrance. You can create a mini garden filled with lavender from lilac color to deep purple while adding a pink touch.
Lavender is used extensively in herbal therapy and aromatherapy. Knowledge of its healing qualities has grown through the centuries, even gaining the reputation of warding off the plague.
It is known for its disinfectant and antiseptic properties. Today, lavender is more widely used in the natural remedy category for a range of ailments, from insomnia and anxiety to depression and mood disturbances.
Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled. Through inhalation and infusions of lavender, aromatherapists treat exhaustion and nervous disorders.
For ailments, herbalists use lavender to treat skin infections, burns, wounds, eczema and acne.
At Prince Edward County Lavender we produce this 100% pure Lavandula Angustifolia essential oil made exclusively from plants grown on our farm.