Warratina takes pride in producing home-grown lavender products
Warratina boasts acres of lavender where visitors are invited to stroll along the different rows of species, breathe the fresh country air, and enjoy the display gardens and views of distant hills across the Yarra Ranges. Refreshments and a selection of products are available from the gift store in the Lavender Cottage Tea Rooms. Families and groups are welcome to enjoy the picnic areas and disabled facilities are provided with available coach parking near all facilities.
The Lavender Farm had it’s beginnings 1991 when Annemarie decided on growing a little plot of lavender on land which had been an old cherry orchard. It was a hobby in its early days. Over the years the Farm has gradually expanded & now not only has over 10,000 lavender plants but caters for Tourists from around the world & offers wonderful hospitality to all visitors.
The lavender grown on the farm is used both for culinary uses in cooking, & for craft & household purposes. The lavender is harvested by hand using a traditional sickle. The harvested bunches are then brought to the Drying Shed where they are hung to dry before being stripped on the stripping machine. The stripped lavender is then sifted three times to remove unwanted leaves, sticks & dust. This is a very busy period & a great time to visit the lavender farm from November to early February.
The Gift Shop adjoining the Tea Rooms offers a wide range of Warratina’s lavender products which can be sampled from lavender mustard to massage oil. Gift vouchers are available and we also offer monthly specials. All lavender grown on the farm is used in Warratina products & is also sold to Retail & Wholesale customers. Groups are given presentations about the Warratina & Lavender story on application.
Lavender Cottage Tea Rooms
Along side the Drying Shed are delightful Tea Rooms. All types of visitors are catered for with easy access to all buildings. The Tea Rooms are situated looking over the fields of lavender with rural views. Enjoy the ambience of this delightful venue, try our famous lavender scones, come and have a light luncheon with Yarra Valley produce. Your luncheon can be complimented with a glass of Yarra Valley wine. All food is prepared and cooked on the premises. Good old fashioned home cooking!
Anne-Marie talks about Warratina Lavender Farm
Special Events at Warratina Lavender Farm
LOOK OUT FOR: Lavender Harvest time is November - February which is a great time to book a tour and see how lavender is harvested and dried. Drying Shed Tours take place at Weekends or by appointment at other times :)
|Tea Cosy Exhibiton||JULY|
|Spring Art Show||Mt Evelyn & District Art Society||OCTOBER|
|Open Garden Weekend||In conjunction with The Wandin CFA||NOVEMBER|