Welcome to Yorkshire Lavender
Yorkshire's Premier Triple Award-Winning Lavender Farm, Lavender Gardens and Specialist Plant Nursery set in a spectacular hillside farm of nearly 60 acres, within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We have hundreds of different lavender and herbs for sale, EJ's Tea Room/Restaurant to enjoy delicious food, a Gift Shop with lavender oil and natural lavender and herb products, award-winning lavender gardens, deer park and sculpture park. Our panoramic view over the Vale of York is said to be one of the best in Yorkshire!
Yorkshire Lavender, The Yorkshire Lavender Farm, Terrington, York, YO60 6PB Free Admission.
We are open 13th March 2010 - November 2010 - but you can shop Online anytime!
About Yorkshire Lavender
It is now fifteen years since we acquired nearly 60 acres of south-facing farmland, just outside Terrington. As with many things in life, it wasn't what our family had planned for and was prompted by the death of my wife Lynne, sixteen years ago from cancer. Yorkshire Lavender became a family project for myself and our children Sam and Emma Jane, then aged only 5 and 3.
It certainly has been a 'voyage of discovery' for us all and I'm sure the beauty and therapeutic nature of lavender has played its part. From our early beginnings of a few experimental rows, Yorkshire Lavender now has hundreds of different lavender and herb varieties to admire around the lavender farm and to buy in our specialist plant nursery. In summer, the lavender with its stunning array of different colours, from white through a complete range of blues, lilacs to magnificent deep purples, along with the range of distinct and heady scents, is a wonderful experience.
One of our great pleasures has been tracing the history of the lavender plant and how it has been used as lavender oil for centuries for its healing and antiseptic properties. Herbalists believed that most ailments could be helped by the use of lavender, often steeped in hot water. The plant's name itself is testimony to this - the name Lavandula comes from the Latin 'lavare' to wash. A resurgent interest in natural remedies has deservedly revived lavender's popularity.
The Yorkshire Lavender Gardens
Walk amongst the lavender flowers, with their stunning array of different colours - white, pinks, blues, lilacs to magnificent deep lavender purples with a range of distinct and heady scents. A truly wonderful experience.
Come and see our unique Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Lavender ‘White Rose’ of Yorkshire, Sensory Garden, Purple Patch Garden, Themed Gardens, Stream Garden, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, Bog Garden, Natural Wild Flower Grassland Meadow, probably Yorkshire's largest Snakes and Ladders, The Lynne Goodwill Memorial Garden, Sculpture Park and much much more!
Wander in the Parkland, sit and admire the fabulous views and watch the fallow deer, highland cattle and pet lambs nearby.
Over the years a great number of groups have visited us and we have very much appreciated their visits and indeed their contribution to the growth of our family business. This year we welcomed back several of our first Groups who visited us a few years ago. If you have visited us before you will see from our website and the various photographs we have grown!
Every year we introduce new gardens and attractions and have plenty planned for 2010. For Groups we can offer : Daytime Group Talks on lavender and its many uses FREE OF CHARGE (minimum 20 people), you can wander through our gardens and fields, have a look around our Gift Shop. You will be able to have morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea in our award winning EJs Licensed Tea Room/Restaurant. Your Group can either choose from our varied menu or you can enjoy a hot or cold buffet including our freshly baked lavender scones with jam and cream. Coach parties welcome by appointment only please.
EJ's Award-Winning Licensed Tea Room/Restaurant
Our contemporary Visitor Centre has a fabulous Gift Shop and of course, our tremendously popular award-winning EJ's Licensed Tea Room and Restaurant. Names after my daughter, Emma Jane, the 'lavender girl' of our logo, EJ's Tea Room enjoys spectacular panoramic views over the Vale of York, with York Minster 14 miles away on the skyline.
We offer a full waitress service to serve morning coffees, lunches and afternoon cream teas, particularly popular are our freshly baked lavender scones and locally made lavender ice-cream.
We can cater for groups up to 100 people, a coach party, family gathering or walking party. Groups can enjoy lunches from our full and varied menu and Groups that visit us in the evening can indulge in our very popular buffet whilst enjoying the evening views.
Tel : 01653 648008
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