I Spy: Winding Brook Estate, A Lavender Farm

Baby with Lavender Goodies from Winding Brook Estate

Baby with Lavender Goodies from Winding Brook Estate

Winding Brook Estate is a 17 acre lavender farm in our area. They have thousands of lavender plants and make all the products from their own lavender. The products at the…

Lavender Shoppe...

Lavender Shoppe…

…are beautiful and all handmade. You can really feel the passion the owners have for growing and using lavender. Lavender chocolates, lavender teas, lavender wreaths; so many beautiful things!

The shop (shoppe!) is in a century-old farmhouse.

The shop (shoppe!) is in a century-old farmhouse.

The porch outside the shop.

The porch outside the shop.

You can see the lavender fields in the background of the above photo. The farm lost hundreds of plants this past winter, where we experienced weeks at a time of well-below freezing temperatures.

Beyond the porch. Love the rich purple umbrellas!

Beyond the porch. Love the rich purple umbrellas!

Survivors!

Survivors!

They hold events like luncheons, teas and happy hours. The menu on this bulletin board for the "Fall Tea" looked phenomenal.

They hold events like luncheons, teas and happy hours. The menu on this bulletin board for the “Fall Tea” looked phenomenal.

Lavender Tin Roof!

Lavender Tin Roof!

Click here for a list of fall events at the Lavender Farm.

The entrance of Winding Brook Estates

The entrance of Winding Brook Estate

If you don’t live in the St. Louis area, you can still support this wonderful business via their online shop! I was so inspired by all the lavender, I knew it was high time I harvest the lavender of Spy Garden! We have five “Provence” plants and one “Fringed Variegated.”

from left: Provence Lavender, Fringed Variegated Lavender

from left: Provence Lavender, Fringed Variegated Lavender

A close-up of the foliage of the "fringed-variegated"

A close-up of the foliage of the “fringed-variegated”

Baby's Painting Today, Inspired by Lavender!

Baby’s Painting today, inspired by lavender!

Our small, but fragrant, harvest

Our small, but fragrant, harvest

Enjoying our lavender goodies back at home (pictured with Spy Garden lavender;)…

Lavender Tincture

Lavender Tincture

Lavender Elephant!

Lavender Elephant!

The elephant has a removable pouch filled with lavender (pictured above) that can be warmed in the microwave. It smells divine! So far as I can tell the stuffed animals and sachets are all hand-made as well. I am certainly inspired by this lavender farm and think I will be digging up our lavender plants to rest safely in our Winter Cellar Garden of Dormancy (WCGD if you prefer;) in case of another frigid winter. And in the spring we will definitely visiting the lavender farm again, as they sell several varieties of potted lavender plants at that time.

3 thoughts on “I Spy: Winding Brook Estate, A Lavender Farm

  1. Eliza Waters

    Lovely spot – my type of place! I’d definitely be checking out the Fall Tea. I have a pair of slipper sox that have a removable liner that is filled with flax seed and lavender. When microwaved they are toasty warm and smell divine. You might not have to dig up your regular lavender. I cover mine here in zone 5 with evergreen branches (the lower branches of the Christmas tree) and the oak leaves fill in the spaces. Or you could use hay I suppose. In early spring, remove so growth can start unimpaired. The French or Fringed variety, however, is not hardy beyond zone 8-9, so would have to be brought inside. Love the lavender elephant – so sweet!

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