Te Horo’s Lavender Creek Farm hosts its spectacular annual harvest festival in January with two open days where the public can walk through fields of blue and watch the process from cutting to distillation.
It’s the 20th year that lavender has been farmed and owner Susi White says it’s the fascination of the brilliant colour, beauty of the natural rural surroundings, and the sea and Kapiti Island views which draw people year after year.
The lavender farm will be open on January 11-12 at 123 Settlement Road, Te Horo.
“As well as our locals we get people from all over the world and from across New Zealand who want to capture the lavender on film or find out how we produce such pure essential oils used in health products and cosmetics.”
The festival will again feature a photograph competition and paintings by Pauline Hailwood’s group of local artists.
For those who simply enjoy being in the country there are gardens including a lavender collection garden, a working essential oil distillery and small copper stills, short walks, a stream, and a vineyard and olive grove.
The lavender shop will have gifts for sale and tea, coffee and cakes will be available.