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 and also in Petone (Wellington) at NZIQUE at 154-164 Jackson Street.
Lavender Boutique is relatively new; the first planting was in 2006. Since then Lavender Boutique is very pleased to have won ten 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
2016 - Silver Medal for 'Grosso' 2015
2016 - Silver Medal for '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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