|Harvesting Lavandula angustifolia "Hidcote", July 2003
Stoney Hollow Lavender
Our Lavender company evolved In Spring 2001. We transformed the site of an old homestead, overgrown with dying poplars, into beautiful gardens. Thyme walkways were created to frame the cedar-lined Lavender beds and a secluded Secret Garden was evolved from the remains of an old barn foundation.
Stoney Hollow is an small, eco-friendly Lavender company. Our lavender is grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides and our Lavender bunches are hand-harvested at peak times to retain the highest level of essential oils and colour of the Lavender buds. Our eco-friendly procedures include picking, bundling, drying, stripping and sifting by hand. We ensure that every part of the Lavender bunches we harvest will be used in our products.
Lavandula Angustifolia Royal Velvet, Lavandin Provence and Grosso grow prolifically in our gardens. Lavandin Provence and Grosso are long-stemmed with large, intensely fragrant bud heads. These are the most popular varieties grown in the south of France for bud and oil production and we have the ideal conditions to successfully grow them in the snow belt of Ontario! Lavandula Angustifolia Royal Velvet is a long-stemmed English variety with a sweet, relaxing fragrance that makes it excellent for culinary and aromatherapy use.
As proud members of the Ontario Lavender Association, we have written articles on Lavender for the Canadian Organic Grower, Organic Earth Magazine, The Curious Daytripper and Dining and the Arts. The Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator and several other local papers have showcased our gardens and published some of our unique recipes. Garden Consultations available by appointment.
PROFILE OF OUR LAVENDER COMPANY
(from The Hamilton Spectator, January, 2010)
"The Sweet Taste of Lavender"
Purchase our products online (see Ordering Procedures), or visit our showroom in
Burlington, Ontario (905-681-8656 by appointment) for an informative complimentary experience
to "see and smell the difference" between the Lavenders that we grow!