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Lavandula Lavender Farm

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by Winnie (subscribe)
Enjoying cheap eats in Melbourne, mmm. Food blogger at: bitingtravels.blogspot.com
Published September 20th 2011
Lavandula Lavender Farm is a lovely weekend outing for families. There's more to see than just fresh smelling, bright purple lavender. Families can also enjoy a variety of fresh fruit to pick and nibble on, and see interesting heritage architecture and farm animals. The farm is located in Hepburn Springs, just a short drive out of Daylesford. Opening times depends on the month, and entrance fees are $3.50 for adults and $1 for children.

Lavender
Lavender

In summer the lavender is harvested and processed onsite into handmade products, which are for sale at the entrance of the farm, or onsite (or online). Lavandula products range from balms, to shampoos and pet products.

Apple Tree
Apple Tree

Aside from lavender, the farm also has a great variety of fruits and vegetables. Fruits include various types of apples and plums, raspberries, pears and quinces (from which we made quince jelly). The children loved tasting fresh fruit which they picked themselves. Strange shaped vegetables, huge melons and pumpkins grown at the farm were also on display (see below)

Strange Shaped Vegetables
Strange Shaped Vegetables

The farm also has a flock of ducks, a pony and a donkey that was quite willing to be patted.

Quack Quack
Quack Quack

And when you need a break from exploration, you can stop over at La Trattoria cafe and enjoy a coffee or lunch made from fresh farm ingredients in Lavandula's historic stone building.

The Cafe
The Cafe
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Why? Beautiful lavender, and farm fun for kids
When: All school holidays and weekends, no Wed or Thurs for certain months (see website)
Where: Hepburn Springs (close to Daylesford)
Cost: Entrance fees $3.50 adults, $1 children
Comments
Lavender Farm is a gem near Ballarat, We stopped there for a couple of hours and its entrance fee is very reasonable. It was a little too early to see it all in flower but we managed to see some blooming patches.
I believe it's an ex- dairy farm so as an ex dairy farmer from a little farm in the East of France (Yes near Switzerland, but no lavender there!) I was delighted with the setting that was absolutely gorgeous. A donkey / mule, a pony and an emu were sharing a paddock and almost fighting over fresh fodder. "La Tratoria" cafe was exquisite in look and it certainly enhanced our lavender flavoured scone Devonshire style Cappuccino. The flock of geese also added to the overall charm.
If you stop there you'll definitely be rewarded! Michel M from Sydney
By Anonymous
Thursday, 22nd of November @ 05:10 am
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