Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lavender Farm

We were on the way to the east coast of Tasmania when we spotted the signboard printed with "the biggest Lavender Farm in Australia and one of the biggest in the world". I do not always get to see a lavender farm so we decided to pay this farm a visit.

Bridestowe Lavender Farm was the name of the farm.

*You have to pay for admission fee*

Bridestowe Estate Lavender Farm in Nabowla, north-east Tasmania is one of the world’s largest lavender farms. Established in 1921, it produces the finest quality lavender flowers and lavender oil.

The farm consists of 48 hectares (120 acres) of rolling lavender fields and is considered one of Tasmania's most spectacular sights during flowering in December and January. The five-week harvest begins in early January with the distillation and processing of the lavender in full swing.

Visit the farm shop where you will find a large range of lavender products including the very finest of lavender oil and locally made arts and crafts. A tasting area allows you to experience the unique use of Bridestowe lavender as a subtle flavouring in superb quality foods. Sit and enjoy a coffee in the Bridestowe café or picnic under the century-old oak trees and stroll through the fields. (Source)

It was amazing, the view and the scent of the Lavender.

After the visit, we had to drive along a winding road to get to our destination.

Spot the big fern

See what we spotted, I like this.....

One thing I realized about Tasmania, you will see more dead animals every five minutes on the road then humans or cars.

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