Happy Valley Lavender and Herb Farm


Lavender has become the farm's signature since our first block of 500 Munstead Lavender planted in 1987. Our first harvest was in 1988 and filled two wheelbarrows! We currently specialize in cultivating Sweet Lavender varieties (Lavandula angustifolia) for its scent and taste. Late blooming Lavender includes the True Spike Lavender (L. latifolia) and the new hybrid Lavadins (L. x intermedias). Each July we watch the emerging hues of blue, mauve and purple as Lavender Harvest time approaches once more. And the fragrance ~ Lavender Lovers come explore our site!

Lavender beds
Welcome to Lynda and Michael Dowling's Lavender Farm located
20 minutes out of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Our special recipe for 2014
Lavender-Cheesecake Brownies

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Open Weekends 10-5
April - August

3505 Happy Valley Road
Langford (outside Victoria) Map

At other times call 250-474-5767
for an appointment.

"Off the Farm"
Gardening & Landscaping
Garden and Landscaping Services

High end total Landscape care on the ground or in the air.
Rooftop garden care needed anyone? Patios? Estates?
Call 250-474-5767 for more info

Lavender E-Postcards
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Happy Valley Croquet Club
Happy Valley Lavender & Herb Farm is home to the
Happy Valley Croquet Club
Sundays 1pm ... Call Michael for more details 250-474-5767

THE GARDENER'S LAVENDER FARM

Spring is definitely full on now! Do keep in mind the restrictions of night time temperatures to temper your "Spring Fever" planting choices...Choose cold tolerant veggies & Herbs & beloved Lavenders to begin. Adding warmer loving crops over the next 4 weeks to spin out your planting window for sucess, and enjoyment! ...Everything does not have to be in the ground May 24th.

The farm is now open weekends Saturdays & Sundays 10am-5pm until September. Do add in the holiday Easter Monday as an open day...Cash sales please & dog free. Gallon pots of hardy Lavenders and over-wintered gallon pots of culinary Herbs are first up! Weekly we are adding the first of the veggie starts and more. New season 4 inch Lavenders will be May...

And yes dried Sweet Lavender flowers are available for your latest recipe, project or event! Right now we have 2 bins of lovely 2013 dried Sweet "Hidcote purple" loose Lavender flowers to keep us in stock until this years Harvest. We are offering it in $10 sample packs of 75 grams, $30 for a half pound, and $55 a full pound. Store in glass jars up to 5 years: for cooking keep that air tight jar in the freezer & replace your stash yearly. Sorry, no dried Lavender flowers-on-the-stem bundles left...

Late June-early July will be the glorious season of blooming Lavender for us:
our 26th annual Harvest will be on Sunday, July 13th 2014.

In season, we carry a wide selection of Lavender plants, Herbs, Vegetable starts; Edible flower plants and our favourite Rugosa Roses ...plus an array of exotic plants including Scented Geraniums, Lemon Verbena, Pineapple Sage, Gentian Sage, Stachys Hildago & many more temptations…We are continuing to divide and pot up specialty Herb plants from our display gardens as we tidy. Please call/email for special plant requests @ 250-474-5767 

Lavender still holds the farm stage, front & center~ with varieties that grow best in Victoria's climate and most of all: smell heavenly! Traditional Lavandula angustifolia varieties smell the best...remembering for the Chef: Scent equals Taste! Other varieties are chosen for looks and performance. Most Lavenders begin to bloom in July, the exception is the range of Spanish or "Butterfly" bloom Lavenders that start in April through October. They make great patio Lavenders, keep dead headed for continuous blooms.

Our number one Sweet Lavender plant choice continues to be "Violet Intrigue". This variety of winter hardy Lavandula angustifolia is everyone's favourite in the new cutting field planted June 2012. "Violet Intrigue" is not blue, not purple...a great true Violet colour with an elegant longer bloom head on a mid sized plant with great scent and taste! Small pots are $4 each. A reminder: do plant all Lavenders in full sun with good drainage to handle our West Coast winter-wet as Lavenders will get root rot if they sit in soggy soils any length of time. See our  Lavender propagation list 2014

Our Herb plant selections always include a traditional range of Cooking herbs for the professional Chef or at home; herbs for Teas, herbs for simple Medicinal recipes or home cosmetics not forgetting a selection of herbs for Bees & Butterflies!

Check out what tomato varieties we plan for this year ...
Tomato selections for 2014

Check out our year round Lavender products & treats here ~ Farm made Lavender products from teas to cooking blends; sachets to bath salts, lovely soaps, Lavender essential oil and more~ Not forgetting *GIFT CARDS* for plants & product...you name the amount!

For information about the Happy Valley Croquet Club, please email michael@happyvalleylavender.com

For dry stone wall projects or Living Roof installations ... contact James Scott. You can email him at forceofnature@shaw.ca  OR  call 250-686-6920.

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Happy Valley Lavender
& Herb Farm

Victoria, Vancouver Island
BC, Canada
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