Lavenderfest 2011

July 18th, 2011 § 2 comments

Bonnieheath Lavender Farm

I visited Bonnieheath Lavender Farms with the family on a hot Sunday afternoon and the smell of the lavender sent me into a state of contentment. I adore the scent of lavender. This was my chance to see where the lavender grows. They have many different breeds here. I’ve driven by Bonnieheath before they expanded. I believe it was a year ago when I picked up two bundles of dried lavender on a roadside stand near the end of summer.

Lavenderfest is a small event with music, artisans, bbq, wine-tasting, and a tractor ride. I hope it’ll expand in the coming years. I will definitely be attending next year. I also love that it’s held in Waterford where I live.

Lavender

The artisans were in the barn. I will be doing three artisan features in the upcoming blogs. The farm’s shop had wonderful products. I took home some lavender sugar and some lavender jelly to satisfy the cravings of a dear friend. They had sachets, bath products, herbs du provence, and even lavender shortbread!

More lavender!

There is a gazebo outside which had live musicians and there was a tractor ride running hourly. Under the gazebo away from the scorching sun, there was a cool, gusting breeze and you can sit and admire the gorgeous setting. I’ve lived in Norfolk County for almost six years now and I am always blown away by how beautiful it is out here.

Even more lavender!

I wish the weather was nicer then I could have stayed for longer. I would just love to sip a refreshing drink and soak in the ¬†view. Poor Natalie was getting too hot though so we had to head home and the oppressive heat caused us to wilt. I love how intimate it was and how I know it’ll grow in the coming years. Lavenderfest is a wonderful local event and the setting is amazing. If you love lavender as much as I do, you have to check it out.

Bonnieheath Lavender Farm

 

I had to leave just one more picture. It was really beautiful out there.

— Rosey

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Bonnieheath Lavender Farm

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  • Pat Earls says:

    It was a great experience. I was a vendor at Bonnieheath selling lavender as well. Steve is my brother and he and Anita did a great job. I can say there was much blood sweat and tears that went into this project and it will only get bigger and better. Their passion for farming really shows in the way they set their farm up to invite people to enjoy all the different crops they grow.
    Hope to see you again next year.
    Pat Earls
    Lavenders of Norfolk

  • Rosey, thank you for your kind words. It is inspiring for us to read your review of our first LavenderFest. It was a very hot weekend for visitors but we really appreciate the support we received. We look forward to growing with our community partners. We live in a wonderful part of the world and enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for our community with others. We look forward to next year already. Sincerely, Steve & Anita

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