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Published June 18th 2013
A Feast for the Senses
Pottique Lavender Farm
One of Australia's largest working lavender farms, Pottique is nestled amongst rolling green hills and farmland just 5kms outside Kingaroy in Queensland's South Burnett.
Boasting an extensive range of lavender based products, including some things which you might not readily associate with the herb. Apart from the obvious, soaps, lavender bags, lavender filled pillows, scented candles and the like, there are several culinary delights on offer, such as lavender scones, lavender cheese, lavender ice-cream, even lavender liqueur. And all can be sampled daily until 4pm in the delightfully rustic little cafe.
For lovers of antiques and crafts alike, Pottique is a veritable treasure trove of goodies. It comes with many wonderful gift ideas for the difficult to buy for friend or relative, as well as rustic country style furnishings, china, home wares and quilts. There is everything a person needs to recreate that cosy French provincial feeling.
As a photographer, I personally enjoyed spending hours just meandering through the lush cottage gardens, from the old moss covered carriage to the delicate cherub water features. I even took advantage of the several wooden bench seats dotted around the property. I particularly enjoyed walking through the orchard overlooking rolling lavender covered hillsides. It was a feast for the eyes in every direction.
One of the most versatile and well known herbs, Lavender has a myriad of uses around the home. Pottique makes just a few suggestions here. Both the dried herb and Lavender oil are a must have in home, especially if you have children or just a hectic lifestyle. Nothing is better for calming frayed nerves as the relaxing scent of the Lavender flower.
One could not be blamed for feeling as though you had stepped back in time at Pottique. It is a perfect way to leave the stresses of modern day living behind, even if only for a few quiet hours. A must see if visiting Kingaroy, or the perfect day trip destination.