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Lavender Abbey

About us

Jan and Stuart Abernethy are Lavender Abbey in Carterton, Wairarapa. 

We moved from Wellington to Carterton in 2008 for a lifestyle change where we purchased a 7.5-acre rural property. 

The species of lavender we grow in Carterton, Wairarapa are: Grosso, Violet Intrigue, Rosea, Blue Mountain White, Hidcote, Elizabeth, Myra and Pacific Blue.

Our multi-award-winning 100% pure lavender essential oil and our lovingly handcrafted products are available to purchase on our website -

Lavender Abbey is available for wedding photos and wedding bunches.  We are open for farm visits by appointment only and for the month of January annually in the weekends.

Every January for the past 10 years we have opened our gates for our “Pick your own lavender” events.  Check our website or our Facebook page for the dates:

Lavender Abbey - NZLGA  (NZ) & TALGA (Aust) Awards & Lavender Sommelier (USA)

NZLGA 2022 Winners of Eoin Johnson Memorial Trophy - BEST LAVANDULA X INTERMEDIA 'Grosso'

NZLGA 2022 Winners of Ken Wilson Memorial Trophy - BEST LAVENDER IN NZ ‘Grosso’

Lavender Sommelier 2022 USA – Gold Award Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘ Violet Intrigue’ 2022 & 'Grosso' 2022.

Lavender Sommelier 2021 USA – Gold Winner – Lavandula angustifolia ‘ Violet Intrigue’ 2021
Lavender Sommelier 2021 USA – Bronze Winner – Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2021
Lavandin x intermedia 'Grosso' 2021 - Silver
TALGA (International) 2021 Gold Winner - Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue'
Lavandin x intermedia 'Grosso' 2020 - Silver
Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue' 2020 - Silver
Lavandula angustifolia 2018 - Best in NZ
Blend 'Grosso', 'Super', 'Violet Intrigue' 2020 - Silver
Blend 'Super' & 'Violet Intrigue' 2020-Silver
Lavandin x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2019 – Gold
Blend ‘Grosso, Violet Intrigue 2019 – Silver
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2019 – Silver
Blend ‘Grosso, Violet Intrigue 2018 – Gold
Lavandin x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2018 – Gold and Silver
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2018 – Gold and Silver
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Violet Intrigue’ 2017 – Gold and Silver
Lavandin x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2016 –Silver
Lavandin x intermedia ‘Grosso’ 2015 –Silver




Contact us

351 Dalefield Rd


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