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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!


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


JULY 26th Update: Our fields are bare~

Time to order your dried Sweet Lavender for all your projects and events.

PLUS* with all this recent heat the scent of our dry 2015 Harvest is amazing!

Order your Lavender soon~

...We are shipping Lavender bundles now: Violet Intrigue, Hidcote purple, Ashdowne Forest blue, French Maillette blue & Melissa pink that dries white...plus a small amount of longer White or Blue Spike & Provence Blue Lavandin. Any variety...$6 each + shipping if needed. NEXT: Screening for loose Lavender flowers...Our $10 packages hold 3 cups for baking or crafts. ***NEW this year*** Strewing Lavender for bridal pathways! This is all the loose bits from brushing off the blooms & the bottom of the gathering sheets...$25 a big brown bag.

For orders please call Lynda at 250-474-5767 or email lynda@happyvalleylavender.com to arrange pick up or to ship, as the farm does not have public hours this Summer. Thank you!

Meanwhile, try this!

*Lavender-Berry Ice Cream*

Method

  1. Gently heat the milk and fresh Lavender together.
    Do not boil. Steep 5 minutes.
  2. Strain out the Lavender & stir in the salt & sugar while still hot.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract & cream.
  4. Chill immediately, minimum 2 hours.
     …Note* if you plan to use an ice cream maker: Process as your ice cream maker directs now and skip to step 7…
  5. Pour mixture into a stainless steel bowl and place in your freezer.
  6. Every 15 minutes, whisk or beat until icy or thickened.
  7. In the last few minutes of processing by hand, or machine; add crushed ½ cup fresh berries. YUM!

     

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1 handful fresh Sweet Lavender flowers
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups light cream

 


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Update: May 2015

Due to family injury from a truck accident; the Farm, Nursery & Shop are now closed for public hours. Look for ALL our beautiful baby Tomatoes & ALL our great Scented Geraniums at Brentwood Bay Nursery. Call Robin @ 250-652-1507 AND Look for ALL our lovely Lavender plants at Damali Lavender @ Cobble Hill. Call Marsha or Dave @ 250-743-4100

For our 2015 dry Lavender please call LYNDA  250-474-5767 OR email us: lynda@happyvalleylavender.com



 

Happy Valley Lavender
& Herb Farm

Victoria, Vancouver Island
BC, Canada
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