Penmar Lavender is located on the banks of the Rangitata River, Mid Canterbury. Our soils are free draining - ideal for lavender growing, and our long hot summers perfect for producing our award winning oils.
We established our cottage boutique business 'Penmar Lavender' about 5 years ago. The idea came from reading an article in a magazine featuring a Marlborough Lavender Farm and we were hooked! After a couple of years experimenting with different varieties we realised our dream was possible and our planting began. We now have approximately 2000 plants and produce 4 different oils for sale, and use in our range of handmade products. We also have a display garden with 55 different varieties of Angustifolia and Intermedia's showing size, colour, form and style, a spectacular sight in full bloom (December - January). As our business is small we have our flowers distilled off farm. When conditions are right, January-February, we hand harvest, cool and transport to the distillery in Amberley, this happens 2-3 times as different varieties mature. We do have a small Alembic Copper Still to demonstrate the distillation process, this is for visiting groups and anyone interested. On site we have a small shop full of our handmade lavender products and many other lavender gifts. Come, browse, smell and enjoy. We are open by appointment or chance and welcome anyone to call and talk lavender with us
Trevor and Leonie Rouse
established Penmar Lavender 5 years ago.
We live on a 40 Acre lifestyle block and enjoy tending to 50 sheep, 25 goats, some cattle, chooks, sheep dogs, and of course our beloved lavender
- Award winning oils.
- Beautiful handmade lavender soap
- Add the aroma of lavender to any space.
- A range of lavender skin care products.