About Cornwall Lavender
Cornwall Lavender is situated at Nanplough Farm in Cury, nr Helston, lies just inland of the Atlantic coast, on the western side of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, we are proud to be the UK’s most southerly Lavender Farm. In 2017, wildflower seeds were scattered on 5 acres to encourage and improve biodiversity and give something back to nature, the hummingbird hawk moth, one of our favourite visitors, feeds on Valerian in the summer months among bees and butterflies. In the UK many species of bees are in decline, we are working to protect our wildlife and provide an insect friendly habitat. Bees and lavender are very good friends, so in we decided to plant Lavender.
Our love of Lavender began years before by discovering the many wonderful natural properties of the essential oil when visiting the Lavender fields of Provence and it set a seed in our hearts which remained dormant until 2018 when we planted just 200 small Lavender plugs of different varieties to test which were suited to the area and before long discovered that the bunnies’ were very partial to one of the varieties but the others, thankfully, were not quite as tasty and were thriving in the Cornish soil, naturally we chose the rabbit proof varieties and in 2019 , with a lot of help from friends, planted 5000 plants by hand in a 3 acre south facing sloped field with another 6 acres planned for springtime.
Both varieties of Lavender grown here have been carefully selected and we intend to add other varieties over time.
Chipping the field
- After years of equine use we start prepping the fields
Laying the Mypex
- Planting the lavender through Mypex removes the requirement for chemicals in weed control.
Over six acres
- With over 15,000 plants to go in the fields are ready.
Our folgate lavender
- 5,000 Folgate plants, they smell amazing
- With the summer coming to an abrupt and very wet end we had to over winter our 10,000 Grosso plants.
They're all in.
- after a bruising wet winter for the whole country all our plants are now in.
Chipping the fieldAfter years of equine use we start prepping the fields
Laying the MypexPlanting the lavender through Mypex removes the requirement for chemicals in weed control.
Over six acresWith over 15,000 plants to go in the fields are ready.
Our folgate lavender5,000 Folgate plants, they smell amazing
GrossoWith the summer coming to an abrupt and very wet end we had to over winter our 10,000 Grosso plants.
They're all in.after a bruising wet winter for the whole country all our plants are now in.
Amazing products-beautiful natural fragrances. Fantastic customer service - highly recommend!
Thank you @cornwalllavender, the smells are amazing #essentialoils#lavender#relaxing