Crowds flock for lavender

SWEET LAVENDER: The Lavender Fairy working her flowery magic on children at Lavandula, as children help to repair her malfunctioning wand. Picture: Kate Healy

SWEET LAVENDER: The Lavender Fairy working her flowery magic on children at Lavandula, as children help to repair her malfunctioning wand. Picture: Kate Healy

Lavender lovers were treated to sights of lush fields of a bumper lavender crop at the 2017 Lavandula festival.

A celebration of all things lavender, Lavandula farm owner Carol White said immense rain in the later part of 2016 had led to a bumper crop, significantly larger than the drought-affected 2015 crop. 

Ms White said the warm weather meant crowds were eager to explore the grounds early in the morning.

“It’s a celebration of the lavender and when we harvest the flowers,” Ms White said.

Sweeping beauty: The heat did not stop crowds from flocking to the annual Lavandula event. Good rain meant bumper crops of lavender. Picture: Kate Healy

Sweeping beauty: The heat did not stop crowds from flocking to the annual Lavandula event. Good rain meant bumper crops of lavender. Picture: Kate Healy

“(Lavender) is a crop that we wait for all year. 

“It’s a bumper crop this year. Last year was really down and we are really looking forward to it – it’s great to have a big crop.” 

Festival growers were treated to music, lavender scones, l;lavender ice cream and even some lavender infused champagne. 

“I think it’s the lavender and love the entertainment and the food and the dancing and it’s such a picturesque site and it’s beautiful to see all the lavender.”