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!

Lavender Harvest

lynda on bed in lavender field
Lavender Harvest2012 marks our 24th Lavender Harvest
The whole month of July will be devoted to Lavender. Our actual Harvest Sunday will be set later, when the Lavender is ripe enough for cutting…watch those busy bees, they know when it is full of nectar & essential oils! Each weekend you can wander in the serenity and romance of Lavender, and watch the fields turn blue. Dress in purple, bring your camera, bring a friend ... bring a blanket & picnic! (No dogs please) Get photos of your grandchildren or yourself lounging on our real bed in the Lavender field ... hmmm ... breathe deeply.

Help us celebrate the magical Harvest time. Wander the fields & our display gardens, be inspired by the plants themselves to create your own oasis in your yard.


Lavender MusicFresh cut Lavender and a wide variety of Lavender potted plants will be available. Look also for Lavender cosmetics, crafts, baking and Lavender goodies!

***If you wish to be a Volunteer Lavender Harvester and actually help cut the Lavender in the fields for the 2012 season, please contact Lynda by June 1, 2012 for further information.

Call the farm for any questions at
250-474-5767 or e-mail us at lynda@happyvalleylavender.com.

Year of the Grandfather - Our Farm was 100 years old March 2010!

A little genealogy; my grandfather Albert Hankin JR signed the deed for this property on March 23rd 1910. He originally was from London, England. My great grandparents, Alfred SR & his wife Sarah Anne nee Gates; also lived here in their old age finding eastern Canada, where their other son Francis lived, too cold for their taste even with jaunts to the Caribbean to warm up! Alfred JR married Evelyn Margaret Dyer, originally from Kenilworth, England November 11th 1925. My father is Wilfred Francis Hankin, born May 17th 1928 here, currently living in Brentwood Bay …my mother is Lottie Ada Shirley nee Holmes originally from Wetaskwin, Alberta. They were married on my grandparents 25th wedding anniversary November 11th 1950.…Count me in this line up with my English husband Michael Dowling; born in Wandsworth, England and our two children Rowan & Frances, born here and it now adds up to 5 generations and 100 years of one continuous family on this part of the original 1910 property! …I’m actually on the old goat pasture part: good thing the goats are not here now to eat everything in sight, though I am told they will not eat my beloved Lavender! Of the original homestead I have four 100 year old apple trees that still happily produce, my grandfather’s old chicken shed that luckily never saw chickens and currently is my Lavender drying shed, and finally a wonderful 25+ foot cedar hedge that screens us from the 21st century traffic…Come take a peek behind that daunting cedar hedge and discover our timeless sanctuary of gardens and our beloved Lavender!


Happy Valley Lavender
& Herb Farm


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