We decided to do a day trip along the Sunrise Trail from Antigonish, via Pictou to Tatamagouche.
Although the day was cloudy and cool in early June it was an enjoyable and scenic trip. We stopped at Seafoam Lavender along the Northumberland Coast. It was early in the season so the Lavender was not blooming but the scent on walking into their shop was heavenly. Kathleen welcomed us and explained that all the lavender products are produced in-house by this family owned business.
We purchased a couple of lavender plants for our garden and have been enjoying the Lavender Essential Oil and Lavender Soap to give that fresh lavender fragrance at home. There was a lovely selection of products – Lavender Sugar, Lavender Sea Salt, Essential Oils, Lavender Herbs, soap, creams and skincare products and more. The shop is very attractive and welcoming.
Outside we explored the information panels with their stories of lavender. You can learn a lot on this stop and it will be wonderful later in the season when the fields of lavender are in bloom. Thank you to Seafoam Lavender for their photos of the fields in bloom and their poster for the July Lavender Festival.
A great time to visit will be at their annual Lavender Festival July 15-16. Create your own lavender bouquet with U-Pick and enjoy the gardens in flower. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Northumberland coast. You will find Seafoam Lavender on the section of the Sunrise Trail between Pictou and River John.
SEAFOAM LAVENDER CO. & GARDENS
(SEASONAL ONLY, 1 JUNE – 30 SEPT, 10-6 DAILY)
AND BY APPOINTMENT
3768 HIGHWAY 6 (SEAFOAM)
RIVER JOHN NS B0K 1N0