APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR
Laveanne is home to four acres of lavender; we have created a relaxing and tranquil ambiance for our many visitors to enjoy. If you want to see blooming lavender fields you must visit us in July.
Over 10,000 lavender plants burst into colour in the month of July. The colour and experience are different each week as the deep dark purple buds start to open and the colour intensity brightens to a bright purple at full bloom, around the middle of July and then slowly fades to a dark purple again as the blooms finish.
Both English and French lavender (Lavandin) varieties are growing in our fields. The English lavender has the shorter flower stems and the rich purple colour and sweet lavender scent. Lavandin has long flower stems and light purple colour. Lavandin has a powerful lavender scent, with an herbal, camphor-like undertone.
BLOOM DATES FOR THE
Month of July
If you want to see blooming fields of lavender you have to visit in July. The bloom is short, and the best time is between the 2nd- 3rd week of July to see the most intense colour and experience the amazing buzz of thousands of Honeybees. ( no concern, the bees are so busy collecting nectar that they don’t even notice us ).
A rough estimate of bloom dates:
July 1st to 9th, in the bud, starting to open by the end of the week.
July 10th to 16th, opening buds to full bloom.
July 17th to 23rd, full bloom to starting to fade.
July 24th to 31st, fading flowers and flower harvest.
We are starting to harvesting some of the lavender the last week of July for our distillation demonstrations. We harvest the beautiful blooms on the 1st of August to be able to distill our lavender essential oil, so please set your expectations accordingly. The fields will close for two weeks from August 1st to August 14th to allow us to harvest, process and prune our plants. The gift shop will remain open during this time. The fields will open again by appointment only August 15 to the long weekend on September, 6th. Don’t expect flowering plants, the fields have been harvested and the plants pruned, although you can still walk the labyrinth by appointment only. From September 8th on the fields remain closed until the following bloom season.