As we learned about the types of lavender from Dave Belt, owner of Seafoam Lavender, we could see, feel and smell the differences in the lavender flowers. Even though this is October some of the plants were still in bloom.
It would be amazing to be here in the peak season in July when the air is full of the scent of lavender from the millions of lavender flowers and buds on the surrounding slopes. The lavender scent and taste is captured in the over 60 products created and produced by Suzy Belt and her team. Lavender herbs for cooking, jellies, honey, and tea. We enjoyed a treat of the Lavender Ice Cream and I have been cooking with the Lavender Herb blend at home and enjoying the jelly on toasted English muffins. A lovely fresh flavor. Soaps and skincare products, aromatherapy and bundles of dried lavender are just a few of other items. The beautiful display of products and testers are appealing and make great gifts.
Seafoam Lavender uses sustainable hand picking of the blossoms which extends the season. At peak times of the year, usually mid July, thousands of people come for the lavender festival and may choose to U-Pick their own lavender bouquets. Lavender bud bouquets and Lavender Sachets are a wonderful way to bring that scent of lavender home.
We learned how lavender soap is made and saw how it is cut into bars with patterns of purple and white swirls.
Seafoam Lavender is on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia on the Sunrise Trail near River John. Colorful and descriptive information panels describe the types of lavender, interesting facts about lavender and some of the production processes. The sample garden with 25 selected varieties (out of 400) give you the chance to see and compare different varieties. The purple theme through the buildings and accessories bring out the colors of the lavender flowers.
Seafoam Lavender website www.lavendercanada.com
3768 Highway 6
Seafoam (River John)
NS B0K 1N0