You’ll feel as though you’ve landed in France.
At just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, on the foothills of Mount Dandenong, you’ll find a magical lavender farm. With 10 acres of land and over 10, 000 rows of lavender, there’s fields of purple as far as the eye can see. These flowers are starting to bloom, and are simply begging for a visit. Celebrate the start of the season with the Lavender Harvest Festival at Warratina Lavender Farm. This festival will take place on November 20 and 21.
Warratina Lavender Farm
Tickets are now available for the Lavender Harvest Festival. Join the farm and ring in the start of the season. On top of the fields of blooming flowers, there will also be live music, craft demonstrations and market stalls.
Then, pop into the Tea House and enjoy Devonshire tea with their famous lavender scones with homemade raspberry jam and fresh cream. You’ll also find a wide range of picnic hampers and tea boxes to enjoy outside. If the weather is too hot, cool down with some refreshing lavender ice cream.
The Lavender Festival is broken up into two slots. Visit them in the morning from 9am to 1pm or book an afternoon session from 1pm to 5pm.
Tickets are $20 if you’re over 12, and $5 if you’re under. Dogs are welcome to come along and join in on the fun. They’ll definitely enjoy sniffing the calming lavender breeze!
Entry into the farm will require proof of vaccination, or proof of a valid medical exemption. This will be checked by a COVID officer prior to entry.
If you’re unable to attend the Lavender Harvest Festival, don’t worry! Lavender season will last from November 24 to January 16.
During this time, the cost for entry is $12.50. This includes entry to the lavender farm, private homestead gardens, Tea House, gift shop and one complimentary lavender ice cream. Children under 12 are free. There will also be an information session about how lavender is grown and processed.
To learn more about Warratina Lavender Farm, explore their website.