Bridestowe Lavender Estate - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
The joy and beauty of discovering places is the unexpected, unusual, atypical ones we find.
This Lavender Estate in Tasmania, Australia is certainly one of those with it's lush purple flowers and bold red dirt.
"The red soil, so vibrant, slowly lifted in small puffs with every footfall. The scent of lavender, delicate and subtle carried by the gentle breeze. ... Welcome to Bridestowe Lavender Estate in Tasmania's North. On Tuesday, I did a road trip up to the estate. 500 kms and 11 hours later - back in Hobart with lovely memories and a car smelling of lavender.
Bridestowe is the worlds largest privately owned Lavender farm. The 260 acres of the estate has an estimated 650,000 plants with approximately 200kms of lavender rows. The flowering lavender truly is a sight to behold in rows that curve over the hillsides. The soil is so deeply red and is very typical of Tasmania's North.
A walking tour of the estate is a wonderful experience, tramping along the rows all around the estate. While Ange and I were there, the sun was shining and a gentle breeze blew. When I finally returned to the car my sandals, feet and legs were red from the soil. ... If you are wanting to visit the estate while the lavender is flowering, now is a good time. Harvesting begins in mid January."
#Repost from @lifecatchme
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