THE WHOLE MONTH OF JULY IS BLOSSOM MONTH

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ENJOY LUNCH ON THE TERRACE

 

What is a pop-up dining restaurant? It is a dining experience that is here today and gone again within a limited time.

 

Enjoy a pop-up dining experience here at Laveanne Lavender Fields.  For 19 days in July every Thursday through to Sunday savor a decadent lunch menu created

by award winning chef  Mathew Thompson from the Trattoria Gusto restaurant in Port Hope.

food experience

 This will be a true food adventure for those looking for something new, unique and creative.
The full menu will be showcasing the many culinary possibilities of lavender from sweet to savory dishes. From 11 am to 3 pm indulge your taste buds and experience the allure of lavender.

 

As you enjoy your meal relax with a glass of wine or beer, friendly conversation and the breath taking view from our terrace that overlooks the lavender field. Nod along to soft French cafe music playing in the background to totally transport you to the sunny south of France.

Sunday concert series, for the five Sundays in July enjoy live music from 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.

Chef's BIO

Chef Mathew Thompson has worked in kitchens for approximately 15 years, during that time he graduated from the Chef Training and Culinary Management programs at Humber College. Since then he worked in restaurants in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver before settling in Port Hope as the Chef of Trattoria Gusto where he has remained for the past three years. Besides working in traditional kitchens Mathew has experience in high end catering and has served clients like Louie Vuitton, Holt Renfew, and Tiffany and Co.  His culinary inspirations range from diner comfort food to gourmet, haute cuisine, with a current focus on contemporary Italian. Trattoria Gusto is a modern Italian restaurant located in the historic Waddell Hotel. This beautiful 19th century building looks over the Ganaraska river in the heart of downtown Port Hope.

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JULY IS BLOSSOM MONTH

 

Over 10,000 lavender plants burst into colour in the month of July. The colour and experience is different each week.

1ST WEEK IN JULY- The fields at this time are in bud, showing colour but not open yet. They are a lovely deep dark purple. At this time we selectively harvest some of the lavender in our fields for our culinary bud production. Lavender is an edible flower and can be used in both sweet or savoury dishes, adding a subtle floral flavour.

2ND WEEK IN JULY- The fields at this time are starting to bloom and the dark purple colour that we saw last week is brightening to a brighter purple as more and more flowers open up.

Our labyrinth is available to walk, as are our grounds for you to bring your own lunch on a warm day and enjoy a picnic in the lavender fields.

3RD WEEK IN JULY- The fields at this time are reaching their peak colour intensity, as more and more flower buds open, the fields explode into a bright purple haze and the scent and the sound of the honey bees humming is awe inspiring.

4TH WEEK IN JULY- The fields have reached their peak bloom, almost all the buds have opened and the fields are a very bright purple, the show continues as the English lavender flower varieties start to fade and now the French lavender flower varieties start showing colour.

5TH WEEK IN JULY- The bloom is over and now our work begins. Although the fields are still showing colour , it is time to harvest for our essential oil distillation. The English lavender varieties are almost finished but the French lavender is at it’s peak. It’s just after the last weekend in July that the flowers are all harvested and processed and the show is over.

 

Please Note : Many of our visitors enjoy laying in the grass, having a picnic on the grass, or walking barefoot in the grass. For this reason we say that dogs are not allowed, except trained service animals. Please also respect that some people are afraid of dogs. We would like everyone to enjoy a relaxing day here at Laveanne. Thank you for your understanding.

 

We do not charge an admission fee to view our fields. We only ask for a free will donation for the care and up keep of the grounds and facilities offered
to our guests.

AFTER THE SHOW AUGUST TO OCTOBER

Although the fields are pruned in early August, the labyrinth is still a relaxing experience. The terrace is available for you to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the fresh air and open space of the country. A self guided tour will explain the different lavender varieties, the harvest, the processing and the versatility of lavender essential oil. The gift shop is full of product made from our lavender harvest and items created from the many talented
artisans in the area.

IN EARLY SPRING MAY TO JUNE

Our greenhouse is the place to explore, we have a large selection of lavender varieties and a great selection of culinary herbs and heirloom vegetables starts as well. Our labyrinth is available to walk, as well as is the terrace for you to bring your own lunch on a warm day and enjoy the peace and nature. Our gift shop is open for you to browse and see the many things lavender can be used in to sooth the body and mind and intrigue the pallet.

A labyrinth really is the opposite of a maze.  A labyrinth is not designed to be difficult to navigate. There is only one path, only one entrance and only one exit. What is the significance of a labyrinth you may ask? It is believed that walking a labyrinth helps balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The combination of mental focus and repetitive body motions promotes a meditative state of mind. Labyrinths are being used worldwide as a way to quiet the mind, a path of prayer, a walking meditation, and a space to listen to your innermost thoughts. There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth other than being respectful to others walking it. Although it is best to begin the walk with an intention in mind. We invite you to walk our lavender labyrinth. You may find that each walk in the labyrinth can be different depending on your intention, how you are feeling or even by what season you are walking in.

We hope the relaxing scent of lavender will add another dimension to your spiritual and emotional experience.

The labyrinth at Laveanne

What to do in THE AREA

Great Shopping

Family Fun

Outdoor Adventure

Food & Entertainment

Primitive Designs

 

   2762 County Rd. 28, Port Hope

905-885-7516

 

Cheeky Bee Candle Company & GALLERY

 

23 Main St, Warkworth

   705-924-9330

 

Impresario Artisan Market Gallery

 

37 King St W, Cobourg

   289-252-0709

 

Eclectic Mix

 

13 Main St, Warkworth

   705-924-9200

 

Frantic Farms
Clay & Glass

 

2 Mill St, Warkworth

705-924-9173

 

Alderville Indian
Craft Shop

 

8796 County Rd 18, Roseneath

905-352-3164

Linwood Acres
Trout Farm

 

   8382 Gilmour Rd, Campbellcroft

905-797-2484

 

Primrose Donkey Sanctuary

 

   1296 Bowmanton Rd, Roseneath

905-352-2772

 

Roseneath Carousel



   9109 County Rd. 45, Roseneath

905-352-3778

 

The Great Canadian Alpaca Ranch

 

223 Milgate Rd, Grafton

905-349-3722

 

Lang Pioneer Village Museum

 

104 Lang Rd, Keene

705-295-6694

 

Canadian Canoe Museum

 

910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough

705-748-9153

Tree Top Trekking

 
10585 Cold Springs Camp Rd

Campbellcroft

855-280-0900

 

Maple Crescent Farm

 
9741 County Rd. 10, Campbellcroft

905-797-2598

 

UpTuIt Balloons

 

(Balloon Ride) Rice Lake

905-396-7433

 

We're In The Hayfield Now Daylily Gardens

 

4704 Pollard Road,Orono

 905-983-5097

 

Nawautin Nature Sanctuary and Wetland

 

Plast Rd, Grafton

 

Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge & Ferris Provincial Park

 

474 County Rd. 8. Campbellford

Mercury Chocolates

 

24 John St, Port Hope

905-396-7758

 

Herma’s Fine Foods

 

5316 County Rd. 28, Port Hope

905-885-9250

 

Cameco
Capital Arts Centre

 

20 Queen St, Port Hope

905-885-1071

Mrs. Mcgarrigle's
Fine Food Shop

 

11 Main St, Warkworth

 705-924-9823

 

ZimArt's Rice Lake Gallery

 

855 Second Line Rd, Bailieboro

 705-939-6144

 

4th Line Theatre

 

779 Zion Line, Millbrook 705-932-4445

Where to Eat in THE AREA

Black Beans Steakhouse & Lounge

 

63 Walton St. Port Hope

905-885-1888

 

Bualai  Taste of Thai

 

108 Walton St.

905-885-1300

 

Carlyle  Inn & Bistro

 

86 John St. Port Hope

905-885-5500

Dreamers Cafe

 

2 Queen St. Port Hope

905-885-8303

 

Marché 59

 

59 Walton St. Port Hope

905-885-8008

 

Olympus Burger

 

55 Mill St. S Port Hope

905-885-4637

PoHo Bistro

 

64 John St. Port Hope

905-885-7200

 

The Social

 

26 Ontario St. Port Hope

905-800-1152

 

The Station Pub

 

22 Ontario St. Port Hope

905-885-5550

 

 

Trattoria Gusto

 

1 Walton St. Port Hope

905-885-1198

 

Doo Doo's Bakery

 

187 County Rd. 28 Bailieboro
705-939-1394

 

The Victoria Inn

 

5316 Rice Lake Scenic Drive,

Gore's Landing

905-342-3261

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