Emu Bay Lavenders humble story began in 2001 where a small lavender garden was first planted. 19 years later, the farm now runs over 51 acres of land and has an estimate of 7500 lavender plants including 12 different varieties of Lavandula Angustifolia & Lavandula Intermedia. The property is based in Emu Bay on Kangaroo Island which is one of South Australia's pristine centres of agriculture, conservation and tourism. The business is owned by a 5th generation island family who are continually striving to increase the farms efficiency + sustainability.
During summer the lavender flowers are in full bloom and we begin harvesting. Kangaroo Island's famous Ligurian bees are busy pollinating the flowers and begin producing our signature lavender honey. We hand harvest and strip around 8000 bunches per year, and distil 10 kilograms of Essential Oil which is used in all our handmade therapeutic products. This may not sound like much, but it takes about 100 kilograms of flowers to produce just one kilogram of oil.