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Our Patch Lavender

About us

Owned and operated by Marion, my wife (the brains ) and myself, Mike ( the brawn ). I have a history of forestry, farming and Toyota car factory hand, Marion is a mother, home maker and a nurse, so both of us were well prepared for an adventure in to horticulture.

We started at Newstead in Hamilton with 500 Grosso plants which did really well and convinced us to press on with our dream of self employment and wealth. Then we hit a hurdle hard to beat — Transit New Zealand. We kicked and screamed for a while, but in the end we got smart, sold up and moved to Koromatua on the other side of Hamilton where we have been for 10 years now.

We currently grow 4000 lavender plants: 1000 Pacific Blue for culinary use; 800 Grosso and 1800 Super both of which we use in our range of products, while the rest is the parent stock used for propagation of our plant sales. We try to grow different and interesting varieties and currently have 2 pinks, 2 whites and a range of blue from light to quite dark. We have built most of our machinery as to buy new is prohibitively expensive.

Contact us

19 Karakariki Valley Road
Whatawhata RD 9 Hamilton
Central North Island


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