Warratina takes pride in producing home-grown lavender products
Warratina Lavender Farm is a tiny 10-acre boutique lavender farm in Wandin off the Warburton Highway in Victoria's Yarra Valley, an hour's drive from Melbourne. The majority of their lavender flowers mid November - January (English lavender) but they always have a couple of rows of winter flowering lavender in bloom throughout the year. Warratina boasts acres of lavender where visitors in groups of 10+ are invited by appointment to stroll along the different rows of species, breathe the fresh country air, and enjoy the display gardens and views of distant hills across the Yarra Ranges. Families and groups are welcome to enjoy the picnic areas and disabled facilities are provided with available coach parking near all facilities.
The Lavender Farm had it’s beginnings 1991 when Annemarie decided on growing a little plot of lavender on land which had been an old cherry orchard. It was a hobby in its early days. Over the years the Farm has gradually expanded & now not only has over 10,000 lavender plants but caters for Tourists from around the world & offers wonderful hospitality to all visitors.
The lavender grown on the farm is used both for culinary uses in cooking and for craft & household purposes. The lavender is harvested by hand using a traditional sickle. The harvested bunches are then brought to the Drying Shed where they are hung to dry before being stripped on the stripping machine. The stripped lavender is then sifted three times to remove unwanted leaves, sticks & dust. This is a very busy period & a great time to visit the lavender farm from November to early February.
If you'd like to visit the lavender farm you can do so as part of a group booking (of 10+), by appointment. Call owner Annemarie to arrange on 03 5964 4650 or enquire via the website. Bring your own picnic, and enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee as you chat with owner Annemarie and enjoy a stroll through the lavender and gardens.
Look out for their gorgeous Open Garden weekend with food trucks and wine/gin tastings and special events throughout the year too - this year their Open Garden weekend is on 5th & 6th December - buy tickets and find more information on our website.
Online Gift Shop
The Gift Shop offers a wide range of Warratina’s lavender products. All lavender grown on the farm is used in Warratina products and is also sold to Retail & Wholesale customers. Groups are given presentations about the Warratina & Lavender story on application.
Explore Warratina Lavender Farm
Special Events at Warratina Lavender Farm
LOOK OUT FOR: Lavender Harvest time is November - February which is a great time to book a tour and see how lavender is harvested and dried. Drying Shed Tours take place at Weekends or by appointment at other times :)
|Tea Cosy Exhibiton||JULY|
|Spring Art Show||Mt Evelyn & District Art Society||OCTOBER|
|Open Garden Weekend||In conjunction with The Wandin CFA||DECEMBER|