Planting of our new Lavender field on the Carshalton / Banstead border will start on Sunday April 24, 2016 and we would love for as many of our great customers and friends to come down to give a hand or just see in action how it is done.
Be a part of the beginning of something very special at the home of Original Carshalton Lavender, restoring the historical Lavender and Peppermint that made this area famous at the start of the 20th Century.
30,000 Plants, but this is just the start
We will be planting 30,000 new plants over the weekend, but this is just a small part of the 50 acres and 200,000 plants we will be planting over the coming year.
New Visitor Shop, Visitor Centre, Education Centre and Distillery
This field is part of two new Lavender fields we are planting in the Carshalton, Wallington and Banstead area. Come down and learn about our plans for our new visitor and education centre, distillery, shop and restaurant at our other Wallington field. We will be building an on-site production facility, where you will be able to see the full production process; from growing the Lavender to the bottled Shower Gel with Label. We will host Seasonal Markets and Community Events throughout the year and we will never charge for entry.
More than Lavender
Over the coming year we will be planting Peppermint, Sage, Basil, Rosemary and Chamomile as well as other natural ingredients that are used in our Cosmetic Products.
A view of the Lavender Field Now
Having been left for the past 5 years, the field has overgrown and require some TLC over the coming weeks before the planting. Andy has been busy getting to grips with the Tractor and our Plough, Harrow and Discs. We will be posting plenty of pictures and updates over the coming months of the progress.
Plenty of Parking and Easy Public Transport
We have plenty of parking on site, and there is additional parking opposite at Oaks Park. We are accessible by the 166 bus route or just a 20 minute walk through the countryside from Carshalton Beeches Train Station.
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A note on toilets and refreshments
As we are just planting up and getting the land established we do not have any toilets or facilities yet. We will have free bottled water on site and there are toilets and a Cafe available in the park opposite our entrance just a couple of minutes walk away.
If you are coming, it would be great if you could let us know
If you are planning to come down for our planting day, then it would be great if you could let us know.