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Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

Fresh Lavender bunches from the Garden of England

June 23, 2021

Every year we hand cut beautiful, scented fresh Lavender bunches from the fields of our family farm in Kent. Read on to learn how you can care for your fresh Lavender at home.
Professional Photoshoots in Lavender Season

Professional Photoshoots in Lavender Season

June 14, 2021

Each July at Castle Farm, when the Lavender is in bloom, we organise private access to two of our spectacular Lavender fields, for professional photographers to use and bring clients for family photoshoots. 
Buy Castle Farm Lavender Plants online

Buy Castle Farm Lavender Plants online

April 20, 2021

Buy our two favourite Lavender Plant varieties online to enjoy in your garden (Lavender ‘Folgate’ and Lavandin ‘Grosso’). These two varieties are Castle Farm approved, hand-chosen by us, and are the plants you can see growing across our Lavender fields in the Darenth Valley!

This Spring at Castle Farm

This Spring at Castle Farm

March 31, 2021

The Castle Farm shop will be open again from Tuesday 13th April. We look forward to welcoming visitors back in store - with plenty of Springtime decorations, farm food favourites and beautiful gifts. 
The Story Behind The Scent

The Story Behind The Scent

February 28, 2021

Our Ladybird Lavender Oil is unique to Castle Farm –  bred and carefully trialed over the past two decades. But how do you go about developing a brand new plant for oil production? Read on! 

Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

Lavender vs. Lavandin - What is the difference?

January 02, 2021

Many people are familiar with the relaxing, calming and delicate scent of Lavender, but fewer are aware of Lavandin - click here to learn the differences! 

CHOOSE YOUR OWN GIFT HAMPER

CHOOSE YOUR OWN GIFT HAMPER

September 28, 2020

We are all about PYO Apples right now.. but how about PYO Gifts?! You can now choose your own gift selection through our online shop, and add the option to send them all beautifully wrapped in one of our Hampers

Castle Farm Lavender Harvest in action

Lavender Harvest on Castle Farm

August 05, 2020

Lavender Harvest 2020 is underway... read about the process, and how we extract the relaxing Lavender Oil in our onsite Castle Farm steam distillery, within hours of the flowers being harvested. 
Want the best Lavender Oil?

Want the best Lavender Oil?

June 17, 2020

We are well known for producing Lavender Oil on site here at Castle Farm… but did you know we produce FOUR different Lavender Oils?! Each has different properties and uses.

Lavender Oil – antiseptic & antiviral through history

Lavender Oil – antiseptic & antiviral through history

June 07, 2020

Lavender has been heralded for centuries as the ‘Mother of all Essential Oils‘ due to its reported antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

Our Natural Sleep Remedy – Sleepy Scent

May 03, 2020

This 100% natural little bottle of wonder – Sleepy Scent – has been developed over time on our family farm in Kent to help encourage a restful and relaxing nights’ sleep.

But how did it all come about – and how does it work?

New #STAYHOME care packs

New #STAYHOME care packs

April 14, 2020

Our #stayhome Care Packs have arrived! Enjoy some much needed relaxation in isolation…! A lovely gift to let friends and family know you are thinking of them, complete with essentials like soap and hand moisturiser delivered straight to their door.


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