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Published May 13th 2016
Visit Pottique Lavender Farm to see the uses for Lavender
I am a great lover of many things purple or lilac, which includes flowers, especially lavender, so on a recent road trip to Kingaroy, I planned to visit Pottique Lavender Farm, on the D'Aguilar Highway a few kilometres before Kingaroy.
The story of the property is that it started in 1981 selling pottery, hand-made there, and in 1996 the owners decided to add a lavender farm, and a shop. These days there is a huge array of items to buy – included an exciting selection of all things lavender.
It is quite a wonderland. It is the largest lavender farm in Australia, and you can view the fields, though on this occasion there were few flowers to be seen – and explore the huge antiques warehouse and the wide variety of items using lavender. There's a café, and lovely places to sit and enjoy the ambience surrounded by all varieties of lavender, many in purple pots. The garden is a treasure, and one needs to spend an hour or more there as there is really so much to see.
They also have a cellar door and when you visit ask to taste the wines. One of the items at the cellar door is the Lavender Liqueur – sadly I didn't taste it, as I was the driver. I did though, make a few purchases and can confess that I am now in love with the lavender syrup on my yoghurt.
So next time you travel the D'Aguilar Highway up Kingaroy Way, look out for the Pottique Lavender Farm which is about 8 kms before you reach Kingaroy. It is certainly well worth a visit. They are open from 10 am to 4.30 pm from Wednesday to Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).