Morris Dancers, Brandragon
Lavandula's Lavender Harvest festival is a celebration of all things lavender, and it's an opportunity for visitors to discover the many processes and uses of this wonderful plant. The process includes harvesting with hand sickles, bunching for drying, winnowing the flowers and seeds, and distilling for essential oil and floral water. Its uses are many and varied from dried flower arrangements, filling potpourri satchels, culinary lavender used in cooking and lavender oil and water for therapeutic and medicinal use.
A lavender harvest is not complete without the festive energy of our local Morris Dancers, Brandragon.
Join one of the rural demonstrations from lavender distilling, lavender wand making or wool spinning. Come and say hi to our local artisan blacksmith, who is sure to amaze you with his fine metal constructions.
For the children there will be pony rides, puppet shows and a face painter. Artisan stallholders will have their amazing products for sale.
There will be food from our massive wood-fired oven, an Italian-style BBQ and our festival-sized paella. Plus many more options, including lavender scones and lavender ice cream.
The original 1860s farmhouse will be open for tours by original descendants, Faye & Boyd.
A great day for the whole family. Dogs welcome on a lead.
Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm
350 Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat
Gate fee: $6 per adult / $2 per child