Twenty years ago, we took a weekend trip from our home in Woodditton, England to Norfolk Lavender Farm in Heacham. We were smitten with the historic house converted to a gift shop and café, the demonstration garden, the distillery… and the fields of lavender just as far as you could see.
More than ten years ago, we began looking for a farm of our own. Lavender was always part of that plan. We studied everything we could find on the cultivation and uses of lavender. In 2011, we purchased this farm and began restorations, working toward a time that would be right to plant our first lavender plants. This weekend, that day arrived.
5400 plants were delivered to the farm from Sequim, Washington, with a small number of additional plants yet to come. The nearly three acre field is being prepared. This week, we hope to be getting all of our plants into the ground. In two more years, we should be rewarded with a full harvest of fragrant purple blooms which should return every season for many years to come.
The whole family is excited about all of the wonderful things we will be offering to our customers – all made with our lavender.