JULY IS BLOSSOM MONTH
THE WHOLE MONTH OF
AND PLANT NURSERY
Before and after the bloom, our gift shop is fully stocked with a large selection of hand made lavender body care product, lavender inspired gourmet food items, table ware, and home accents. We have everything from soaps, face & body care products, sachets and craft grade and culinary grade dried lavender along with gift sets. Escape the everyday, and become forever captivated with the soothing relaxing scent, flavour and visual beauty of lavender.
ON THE TERRACE
For the whole month of July only, enjoy a culinary lavender experience from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm 7 days a week. Taste the many flavours of lavender as you enjoy the view from our Terrace, Pop-up bistro.
DAILY IN THE MONTH OF JULY
Passion of Lavender" tour with owner Sabena Brazeau: Our passion and what we have learned. The interactive seminar will discuss the many varieties of lavender their similarities and differences. All aspects of growing, maintaining, harvesting, processing and using your lavender plants. Helpful tips and things we have learned over the years, and finally how to use lavender in your landscaping. The seminar is about 45min. long with 15min. for questions. Refresh with a lavender lemon aid, and fill your senses with the soothing scent of lavender with the lavender sachet that will be given as a takeaway. Seminars take place in a covered outdoor location. ( for the month of July only, register online ).
FOR MEDITATION AND RELAXATION
The labyrinth is a nine circuit, modified Neo- Medieval labyrinth, which measures over 30 meters in diameter. It’s welcoming spiralling grass paths, wide enough for one, with room for another to pass, it’s flanked on both sides with purple mounds of lavender. In July the labyrinth experience is enhanced with the steady, soothing, buzzing sound of our Honeybees.
A labyrinth is different from a maze. Labyrinths are unicursal, meaning they have only one way in and one way out and have either short or no walls at all. With a labyrinth you can never get lost and there are no wrong turns, it is designed for meditation and relaxation. A maze on the other hand is more a tool for testing intelligence, it is designed to confuse and frustrate.
FOR THE MONTH OF JULY
If you want to see blooming fields of lavender you have to visit in July. The bloom is short, and the best time is between the 2nd- 3rd week of July to see the most intense colour and experience the amazing buzz of thousands of Honeybees. ( no concern, the bees are so busy collecting nectar that they don’t even notice us ).
Rough estimate of bloom dates:
July 1st to 9th, in bud, starting to open by the end of week.
July 10th to 16th, opening buds to full bloom.
July 17th to 23rd, full bloom to starting to fade.
July 24th to 31st, fading flowers and flower harvest, we are actively harvesting the fields the last week of July so you may not see whole fields of lavender in flower.
We harvest the beautiful blooms the 1st of August to be able to distill our lavender essential oil, so please set your expectations accordingly. The fields will close for two weeks from August 1st to August 15th to allow us to harvest, process and prune our plants. The gift shop will remain open during this time.
Things To Do
IN THE TOWN OF PORT HOPE
So you have come to Campbellcroft, what else is there to do in the area? Port Hope is an interesting and intriguing place. Leaving Laveanne and going right and south on Gilmour Rd. the first place you could explore is our neighbour at # 8382 Lindwood Acres Trout Farm open daily for tours of his stock ponds and for fresh fish purchase. Continuing down the road, if you turn left on Ganaraska Rd. 9 and go East until you get to HWY. #28. There, then turn right going South towards Port Hope, you will discover two very different but very interesting shopping experiences, Herma’s Fine Foods ( more than just food ) and then Primative Designs. Continuing South on HWY. # 28 you come into the Town of Port Hope. Like a time capsule the down town architecture captures the flavour of small town Ontario in the late 1800’s, enhanced by it’s renowned antique, boutique, galleries and one of a kind shops. If you plan to stay for dinner Port Hope has many fine restaurants to choose from, with cuisine ranging from North American, European, Thai, Chinese or Greek. There are also cafes and pubs that can provide a relaxing break to your day out.
There is so much more to do but this may require a longer stay. They include live theatre, museums, architectural tours, outdoor recreation and much more. (please see the www.visitporthope.ca website for things to do in the area).
Planning a Stay-over in Kawartha/ Northumberland? The region comprised of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough & the Kawarthas & Northumberland County, a prime vacation destination for the Greater Toronto Area. (please see the www.rto8.com website for things to do in the area.)
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