Shamrock Farm Lavender Harvest

There is almost no scent that entices me more than that of lavender. Its beneficial properties are countless and, with more than 39 varieties worldwide, it looks fantastic in any garden.


Photo © Shamrock Farm [used with permission]

One of my favourite places to visit in the Comox Valley, Shamrock Farms, is hosting their first annual lavender harvest celebration. Open to the public, this weekend-long event marks the Farm’s 10th year of lavender growing. Each summer Shamrock Farms lovingly harvests 1,000 lavender plants by hand, selling the abundance by distilling it into oil or offering dried bouquets (one of which I have in my own home).


Photo © Shamrock Farm [used with permission]

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Where: Shamrock Farm – 2276 Anderton Road, Comox, BC [map]
  • When: Thursday, 26 July 2012 – Sunday, 29 July 2012 from noon until 5:00 p.m. each day
  • What: Wander the lavender fields, watch a lavender oil distillation demonstration, purchase lavender products, visit with the farm animals

As it always is, admission to the farm is entirely free and all are welcome. Take an hour this weekend to visit Shamrock Farm and the wonderful people who run it. For more information, visit Shamrock Farm online or check out their page on Facebook.

Until August 1st, you have a chance to win one of four pairs of one-day passes to the Filberg Festival running August 3rd through 6th. Click here to find out how to enter.

From now until September, make a donation to my BC SPCA Paws For A Cause campaign and you could walk away with a fantastic prize! Click here to find out more!

2 Comments on “Shamrock Farm Lavender Harvest

  1. i love lavender too. It will be one of the main flowers for my wedding :).
    If you head up this way anytime soon (which you should!!) check out the Dalami Lavender Farm in Cobble Hill, I know you would love it.

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