The story of FARMERS’ and Wales’ first lavender farm begins in 2003 with the Oxford philosopher, Bill Newton-Smith, and international journalist Nancy Durham, wondering how their sheep farm might be put to new use under the blustery, grey skies of Wales. One fine spring evening in Wales, Nancy thought of the lavender hedge in their Oxford garden and wondered if she might be able to grow one on the farm. Never mind the hedge, by September that year an entire field of lavender had been planted. This is how the philosopher and the journalist became farmers and distillers of lavender oil.
The farm, with spectacular views across the Epynt, is open year round. Visitors are welcome to walk in the lavender fields. The pond is a favourite farm feature especially with wild swimmers.
Peak time for lavender is midsummer. Distillation begins in late July continuing into mid-August. The shop stocks FARMERS’ body care products, all available for trying. In the shop you will also find FARMERS’ Provisions, a selection of beautifully made items: smart denim aprons, waxed cotton kit bags, lavender sachets, studio pottery, terracotta plant pots, knitted goods, seasonal jams, Welsh woven blankets, hand knitted socks, and FARMERS’ exquisite lavender chocolate bar.