Did you know that Wexford Lavender Farm is Ireland’s only dedicated Lavender Farm?
And, that the stables that house the Purple Haze Cafe and giftshop were once a school for disadvantaged children (c. 1860s)!
Work on converting the stables was completed in 2013 prior to Moira Hart opening the Lavender Farm in April 2014.
Now a working farm, the focus has changed from a dairy farm to arable with both lavender and beet/barley being grown here; the lands are also host to sheep and dry stock beef cattle.
Registered with the Organic Trust Ireland, they grow the lavender organically with no chemical fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Did you know that lavender is an edible herb (a ‘cousin’ of Rosemary), used in scones, cakes, ice-cream, lemonade, and many more delicious recipes, including fin!
There are approximately 60 varieties of lavender, but only a handful that do well in Ireland, as (mostly) Ireland’s a bit too wet for this sun loving plant
Lavender has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, as well as its beautiful smell, well known in the perfume industry.
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Check it all out at Wexford Lavender Farm!