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“Great place for families!”

Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm
Ranked #18 of 139 things to do in Kelowna
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Owner description: Whether it's a stroll through our gardens, sitting at our aromatherapy counter, engaging with staff or opening one of our mail order boxes, it's all about an earthly experience. It's the heightened sense that the ground under your feet, the tea in your cup or the toner on your face are rooted in nature. Handmade, not processed. Tended passionately to evoke calm and to heal mind, body and spirit. Farm open May - December, mail order year round.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 30, 2011

I went with a 1.5 year old, 8 year old and 11 year old. The sun was HOT! bring sunscreen and hats in the summer or go in early seasons. - Children are all free, only parents pay. - Then you can choose to spend 2$ and do the scavenger hunt, definitely do it! The kids can play and explore while looking for their finds and at the end they get a freezy on the patio included in the 2 dollars. Beautiful flowers, loads of information, TONS of photo ops! And the kids are all kept busy with the maze, playground and hunt! The staff was amazingly calm polite and wonderful with the kids. All of this fun for under 15 $ .. .. Try the Lavender Loaf too! YUM and the lavender butter and jelly it comes with, so good and not expensive either.

Thank steffanymonroe
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David M, Owner at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Dear Steffanymonroe,
It is our great pleasure to host families and see them enjoy themselves at the farm. It is wonderful to hear the gleeful sounds of children as they roam the property discovering nature's treasures and solving the scavenger hunt. Sometimes in our high tech world we forget the simple pleasures found in nature. Thank you for your encouragement, we are currently working on the design of a tall grass maze for our young visitors.
Sincerely,
David McFadden

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Reviewed August 17, 2011

I recently visited with relatives from Florida. I loved the feel and the smell of the farm. If you are looking for a fast paced glitzy entertainment experience, this is not for you. But if you appreciate nature and people who are true stewards of the land, come for a visit. It is very mediative, beautiful place which is good for the soul.

Thank Lynne Z
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David M, Owner at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Dear Lynne Z,
Very nice to hear that you found the farm 'good for the soul' - that would be one of the things we strive for the most when visitors come, the opportunity and time to reflect and relax. We've even had outdoor yoga up here before...we will try to get a few dates organized for this season.
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David McFadden

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Breath taking view of the lake and very nice gift shop. I would not recommend the paid tour however because $5.50 is too much to basically walk through someone's backyard. A view of the garden can be appreciated from the outdoor cafe. Lavender flavored ice a very nice treat.

Thank sherry73
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David M, Owner at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

When we expanded our gardens to their current 3 acre size, one of our goals was to create a comfortable landscape visitors could meander which would integrate the functional plants we grow with xeriscape and herb gardens of various sizes to give our customers ideas for their own backyards. The looping pathways were designed by the landscape architects to reflect the organic, natural environment of the farm. The large covered deck was designed to offer customers short of time, or with little interest in the gardens, the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the farm without the garden tour. We are pleased you had a chance to enjoy our quaint cafe and we will have to work harder at catching those not interested in the gardens before they go out.
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David McFadden

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

If you enjoy gardening or lavendar or just pretty things in general, this is worth a visit, if you are in the area (and there is LOTS to do in the area, so worth a day out there). I like both and I grow lavendar, so was happy to buy their personal book ($10) on things to do with lavendar (who knew there were so many?). They also had a wonderful cold tea (as well as other choices) that they were sampling that I bought as a treat.
Many of the reviews complained about the price of walking the gardens. It is completely optional to pay, but it is a pretty walk (albeit very short) We did pay and it was OK, but I would definately advise people that instead of paying to walk the gardens, they should have a tea out on the verandah overlooking the gardens and the entire view - that would make it a 5 Star afternoon or morning tea experience in my books.

1  Thank Nina A
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David M, Owner at Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2012

Dear PumpkinPatch313,
Thank you for purchasing our Lavender Handbook, it grew out of questions posed by our customers over the years with tips and recipes we thought would be helpful to any lover of lavender. It is our hope to catch visitors, whose interest in herbs and xeriscapes is limited, by suggesting they visit our deck cafe to enjoy our home made ice cream, lemonades, teas, baked goods and locally roasted coffee. We are pleased you had the opportunity to enjoy the view our quaint cafe offers of our lovely Okanagan Valley.
Sincerely,
David McFadden

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Reviewed July 21, 2011

My friend and I toured around the grounds, intrigued by the various types of lavender and accompanying plants and flowers. The views of the lake were amazing and we had a ton of fun taking pictures amongst the flowers and in the maze. Every time we would finish looking at one area, we would notice there was another garden behind it! It was cool to see the areas split into different stages of growth which I am guessing is for harvesting reasons (gotta keep them flowering and ready to pick at all times!! lol). I am usually not a huge fan of the smell of lavender but surprisingly enough it wasn't too over powering, it was a beautiful little trip!

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