Happy Valley Lavender and Herb Farm


Lavender has become the farm's signature since our first block of 500 Munstead Lavender planted in 1987. Our first harvest was in 1988 and filled two wheelbarrows! We currently specialize in cultivating Sweet Lavender varieties (Lavandula angustifolia) for its scent and taste. Late blooming Lavender includes the True Spike Lavender (L. latifolia) and the new hybrid Lavadins (L. x intermedias). Each July we watch the emerging hues of blue, mauve and purple as Lavender Harvest time approaches once more. And the fragrance ~ Lavender Lovers come explore our site!


Herb & Lavender Products : Lavender Plants, Veggie Starts & Herbs

Lavender : Vegetables : Herbs

Farm gate sales only ... sorry we don't ship our babies.
Open April through August Weekends 10am-5pm
... Lavender plants, Scented Geraniums, Herb plants and Veggie starts!

Please call ahead for special requests OR bring us your seeds!
Happy Valley Farm has a great selection of Lavender plants from around the world
thanks to travelling friends & family.


Lavender Plants

See Propagation List for current selection.

Our worldly selection of plants means that we have Lavender in many colourful varieties, and to suit varying climates. Lavender plant selection is best in July when the potted plants are in bloom and customers can choose easily, even without any Latin identification. Lavender plants can be planted in your garden almost any month in Victoria, as long as the soil is not frozen or flooded. For the drier summer months, prepare and pre water your planting hole. You will need to give your new planting extra attention at any time of the year until they are "established" or well rooted in their new "home", this usually takes about 6 months. Only then can they be termed "drought tolerant". Please remember: you want your Lavenders to thrive: not just survive!

Lavender plants are only available right from Happy Valley Farm, we do not send them through the mail. Some are available in limited quantities only. We welcome advance orders where we custom grow by seed or cuttings from our established Lavender, for your Lavender collection or gardens. To make an advance order, you may contact us by phone at 250-474-5767 or e-mail lynda@happyvalleylavender.com.
(We do not ship plants into the USA at any time because of the possible soil contamination as regulated by the Agricultural Board)

For Lavender aficionados; we carry a great selection of: "Sweet Lavenders" (Lavandula angustifolias), the historic "Monks Lavender" (Lavandula spica or L. latifolia), "Spanish Lavenders" (Lavandula stoeachas), the popular Lavandins that are all the rage right now (a hybrid developed by breeding the Sweet Lavender and the Spike or Monks Lavender) and lastly, very dynamic Lanata x Lavenders that are great landscaping Lavenders with bold silver foliage and deep purple blooms. As always we field test for winter hardiness as well as over all performance….

$4.00 for a 4" pot
$10.00 for a gallon pot


Vegetable Starts available at Happy Valley

I love my vegetable garden!

Every year is different with Madame Weather and by September you just never know who will be the star of the season? Over recent years I grow enough of my favourite Vegetables to share starts with YOU!

I start with the cool loving veggies like Onions, Shallots & Leeks to dear Mr Basil & all his Tomato friends…and everything in between like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Squashes, Swiss Chard & Kale.

Not forgetting a bit of flair with colourful Sweet Peas, Calendula, Nasturtiums and annual Herbs like Arugula, Coriander, Dill and Mr. Basil!

There always are surprising temptations to try each year … What will tempt me this year?

The Nursery opens weekends beginning in April …
E-mail me requests at: lynda@happyvalleylavender.com


See our Tomato Propagation List for current selection.


Herb Plants available at Happy Valley

Prior to my “Lavender Fever” stage, Happy Valley Herbs was our name and we continue to propagate your favourites and mine! First of all with Herb choices for the Chef as most gardeners begin with those Herbs that turn ordinary meals into the divine! Edible flowers are the next for the Art of Dining! Not forgetting soothing Herbal tea plants…

Add next to your Herbal garden those “useful” Herbs for anything from Herbal cosmetic projects, to traditional Herbal crafts to simply enticing more Bees & Butterflies to enchant you when you stop to admire your colourful abundant little garden oasis…

Chef Choice Herbs are French Tarragon, Greek Oregano, Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Sage, Italian parsley, Chervil, Chives…even Horseradish!

Common Tea Herbs are Bergamot, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Anise Hyssop, German Chamomile and the many flavourful Mints!

Edible Flowers begin with beloved Lavender, Nasturtium, Borage, Calendula, Daylily, Cornflowers, Pineapple Sage, Gentian Sage, Violets and Pansies. Start with the easy ones you recognize… not all Herbs are edible!

Drop by weekends April through August or start with Scented Geraniums, Larkspur, Astrantia, Statice & again Lavenders!

Bee & Butterfly Herb favourites include Lovage, Bronze Fennel, Angelica, even common Parsley and Mints!

…You will start to find Herbs overlap categories and uses.

I’m sure I have forgotten some of your favourites…

Drop by weekends April through August
or E-mail me requests at: lynda@happyvalleylavender.com



 

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Victoria, Vancouver Island
BC, Canada
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