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.

Marmalade season is coming up!
Lynda's Lavender Marmalade

Photo of the Month
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Lovely scent Sweet WHITE Lavender bundles!

Open Weekends 10-5
April - August

3505 Happy Valley Road
Langford (outside Victoria) Map

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

All About Lavender
Booklet - New Version
$4.00
Lavender Booklet

"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

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

Please call ahead for pick-up of any Lavender goodies at the farm @ 250-474-5767

OR email your request to...lynda@happyvalleylavender.com

January 20th 2015 update:

Gently the season begins; repotting misc herbs, mints, chives...ordering Basil seeds! Plus Tomatoes, Squash & Kale & much much more in Veggieland. It is also time to take Lavender cuttings:  a second window after the Fall cuttings. And yes, I have planted the first Shallot & Leek seeds...soon fragrant Sweet Peas too. Yet there is still time to be amazed at the first brave Snowdrops and breath deeply the scent of golden blooming Witch hazels. The Garden truly never sleeps, each gets its turn on stage.

ONE BOX of 20 Sweet dried WHITE Lavender bundles is left in the shop...yes, a untraditional colour yet a great scent/taste for crafts or cooking! This will be all the dried Lavender until our 2015 Harvest in July. These sweet white bundles are a generous medium length with good fullness...$6 each with a 75 stem count+. If you take the whole box: $100...Sadly all other blue & purple varieties, loose or on the stem are SOLD OUT at this time.

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. 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.

Check our ongoing collection of Metchosin Muse gardening articles.

May's Muse Article..."Food Revenge": Eat your Hostas before the darling Deer do!" + de-mystifying mesclun mixes...

For local Gardening events, check here.

 

 

Happy Valley Lavender
& Herb Farm

Victoria, Vancouver Island
BC, Canada
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