17 January 2014

Festival at Lavandula

We are surrounded by beautiful gardens in Glenlyon and District; places that provide inspiration for gardeners like us.

Lavandula is one such place.  Originally an old dairy farm in the Swiss-Italian tradition, owner Carol White has transformed it into a beautiful lavender farm.  With a very keen artistic eye, Carol has used the framework of lovely old stone buildings to create magnificent gardens that flow from this hub.

Lavender is the key feature of the gardens, surrounded by magnificent trees.

The lawns came alive with Morris Dancers during the festival, to celebrate the harvesting of the lavender.

The lavender is distilled on the property to make lavender water and lavender oil in equipment that evokes memories of earlier times.

Lavandula presents a wealth of ideas in garden design, from the flowing gardens and walk ways to the beautiful stone walls and strategically placed 'objects d'art'.  

The placement of objects can be a hazard- what looks sensational in one garden setting may look like a piece of junk in another.  

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