Forest Green Man Lavender Farm’s fairy tale name sets the perfect stage for the visit that awaits you. Farmers and artisans, Karolina and Doug, have created a magical feast for the senses on their Naramata Village farm. With heavenly aromas of lavender swirling around you and the cheerful, bright colours of the farm shop/art gallery, you will find yourself happily ensconced in a treasure trove of eye candy. The shop is filled with lavender themed and locally created products that range from culinary spice blends to soaps and cocktail bitters. Karolina, also a beautiful painter, has the walls lined with her art to purchase (she is having a hard time keeping up with the demand!)
Karolina and Doug were kept super busy during this incredibly hot summer as Karolina explains that “the heat caused all the lavender varieties bloom at the same time!” making for a crazy early harvest. “We have an excellent season with crowds of tourists visiting making great comments about our farm. And that, we are so grateful for as it makes all of our hard work worthwhile.”
You will never want to leave this place, I promise you that and to fulfill that wish, you can book one of the adorable storybook cottages on the farm to revel in the full experience. Is there a green man? Sometimes after mowing the orchard, Doug does offer a limey hue.
~ Jennifer Schell