About Us

Welcome to Lavender Boutique.  We grow six varieties of lavender  - 4 varieties of L.angustifolia (English Lavender) and 2 varieties of L.intermedia (French Lavender) on our small farm tucked under the Tararua Ranges outside Masterton. (As shown in the main photo on the Home page.)  

The lavender is grown in accord with organic principles.  We harvest our lavender the old fashioned way - with sickles.  Harvesting lavender this way is very therapeutic as once you get into the rhythm - there is the delightful scent of the lavender and a sense of being connected to the land as people have done for centuries.

Each summer lavender is harvested and either distilled for essential oil or dried for craft & cooking purposes.  A variety of products are for sale on this website. 

Lavender Boutique's first planting was in 2006.  Since then Lavender Boutique is very pleased to have won 5 Golds and 16 Silver awards for the quality of its lavender oil.  We are very proud to have twice won the Dennis Matthews Memorial Trophy (in 2011 & 2009) for the best lavandula angustifolia in New Zealand.  Both these 'best in show' awards were for the 'Avice Hill' variety.

Our Awards - as judged by the New Zealand Growers' Association

2022 Silver Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2021

2021 Silver Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2020

2021 Silver Medal for Lavandula angustifolia 'Pacific Blue' 2019

2020 Silver Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2019

2019 Gold Medal for Lavandula Blend 'Grosso & Super' 2017

2019 - Silver Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2018

2019 - Silver Medal for L. angustifolia 'Avice Hill' 2019

2019 - Silver Medal for L. Blend 'Violet Intrigue & Avice Hill' 2019

2018 - Gold Medal for 'Avice Hill' 2018

2018 - Gold Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2017

2016 -  Silver Medal for Lavandula Intermedia 'Grosso' 2015

2016 -  Silver Medal for L.angustifolia 'Pacific Blue' 2015

2015 -  Silver Medal for Lavandula blend 'Avice Hill +Pacific Blue' 2013/2015

2014 - Silver Medal for 'Grosso' 2013

2014 - Silver Medal for lavandula blend 2012 'Pacific Blue' + 'Grosso'

2014 - Silver Medal for L.angustifolia 'Avice Hill' - 2012

2014 - Silver Medal for L.angustifolia 'Avice Hill' - 2014

2013 - Silver Medal for L.angustifolia 'Avice Hill' - 2013

2012 - Gold Medal for L.angustifolia 'Avice Hill' - 2011

2009 - Gold Medal for L.angustifolia 'Avice Hill' - 2008

2008 - Silver Medal for L.angustifoia 'Pacific Blue' - 2008

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