Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm to host its annual summer harvest festival this weekend

HARVEST: Alex Mos, Amy Naylor and Francesco Abozzi working at Lavandula in preparation for this weekend's festival. Photo: Brendan McCarthy
HARVEST: Alex Mos, Amy Naylor and Francesco Abozzi working at Lavandula in preparation for this weekend's festival. Photo: Brendan McCarthy

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is blanketed in the pretty purple plant as the time for the summer harvest rolls around again. 

With harvesting and distillation presentations, guided walks through the lavender fields with expert opinions on how to grow, cut and distill your own lavender at home, a children’s farm with a lavender unicorn, tours through the historic homestead, Morris dancing and lavender goodies and local mineral water available for purchase, the annual harvest day will be a treat for all. 

SWEET: Robbie Ferguson working at the still at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm in preparation for this weekend's Harvest Festival. Photo: Brendan McCarthy

SWEET: Robbie Ferguson working at the still at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm in preparation for this weekend's Harvest Festival. Photo: Brendan McCarthy

Lavandula founder Carol White said the harvest at the 1850’s heritage property was smaller than expected due to recent frost but it would still be a great day for all.

The summer harvest is one of four seasonal events which are hosted at the property, located in Shepherds Flat, each year. 

The lavender harvest festival will take place on January 13 at 350 Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat 3461.

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