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

Photo of the Month
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2014 Dried Lavender Bundle availability!

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
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


****This Saturday July 26th our hours are 10am-4pm ***

Our Farm is open weekends; Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Cash sales please & dog free.
The first of our dried Lavender bundles are available! And the last of our fresh: for this weekend fresh includes the last of French Maillette blue & the first of Lavandin long stemmed Provence Blue & White Spike...Fresh or dried are $6 per bundle...Plus there is still a good selection of baby Lavender plant choices, and yes, you can plant new Lavender plants now! Choose a site in full sun, decent soil, and water frequently to set new roots...Watch them triple in size by this fal and have their first blooms by this September. Next Spring you will be amazed at their performance with this years head start...

Dried Lavender Bundles will be ready in about 2 weeks in assorted colours. Loose Lavender by the pound mid-late August. Harvest 2014 is safely in the drying shed thanks to many helping hands Sunday July 13th!

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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