Cowichan Valley Lavender Labyrinth

"Entertainment Farming" has been a very successful form of alternative marketing for lavender, especially as a focus for product sales and annual festivals. There are three agri-tourism basics: Have something for visitors to see, something for them to do, and something for them to buy. We have designed and laid out a labyrinth as the focal feature element of the farm. The labyrinth will serve at least two purposes; as a living display of the various types of lavender which will show off the various flower (bud) and vegetation colors as well as variances in scents; these lavenders will not be harvested until the end of the season and, secondly, as a place to stroll through, relax (rest a while on one of a few benches) and savor the wonderful calming lavender scent (Something to do). "Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived".- Helen Keller. Surrounding the labyrinth, on three sides, we have planted rows of a select few lavender cultivars which will be the main source of lavender for a range of marketable products ("Something to buy"). We will also, when feasible, demonstrate essential oil extraction using a Copper Alembic Distiller, a versatile distiller. It can be used as a water/steam distiller (where the plant material doesn't come in contact with water) the preferred method for quality essential oil extraction. (Something to see)


Listing last updated on Apr 13, 2012

Schedule and Location:

Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Schedule and Location:

Farm Gate store
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 5:00pm

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