Ireland

Lavender Farm, a little bit of Provence in Ireland

August 12, 2014

Wexford lavender farm

Did you know there are places in Ireland where you can feel a little bit like in Provence, France? I didn’t.

Wexford lavender farm

I heard about the Wexford Lavender Farm from Nora. She was super excited about it. I didn’t know what to expect, but I’m easy. I’m happy wherever we go. I always look for a silver lining that makes me an awful reviewer, but I think it makes me happier person.

I should appreciate lavender more since this lavender bread was the greatest hit of this blog. Anyway…

Wexford lavender farm

So one Saturday morning we decided to go on a trip. The weather was mixed, as usual, we got some scorching sunshine, we got some rain, but most of the day it was just grey.

cute cafe sign

As for my impressions of the farm they were mixed as well. On good side is that, the farm is great place to spend your day out. There is a cute cafe, kids’ playground, quad barrel train ride, a few woodland walks, so there is a lot to keep you busy and relax. They even had a room where you can organize a kid birthday. The smell is beautiful but not overwhelming. The flowers are gorgeous.

Wexford lavender farm

On bad bad is the farm isn’t that big. I think, it’s easy to  expect never-ending fields of violet like ones in France (I’m guessing, I’ve never seen any lavender farm, that was the largest for me. But again there is a silver lining, when you do close-ups it doesn’t really matter how big the field is.

Wexford lavender farm

Wexford lavender farm

I took too many photos of flowers, the bees were so busy that it was real challenge to take a photo where they are in focus.

Wexford lavender farm

Wexford lavender farmThe fields nearby looked like an abstract painting. Cereal looked so soft. The colours and the texture were fantastic.

colourful field

I didn’t take so many close-ups in a long time. I forgot how fun is it. I always get tempted to go back to times when I was photoblogger. No words, just pictures.

ladybug on the grass

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Pstt… There is a giveaway on the blog. Go to plum chutney recipe for details.

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6 Comments

  • Reply theartofexploring August 12, 2014 at 21:45

    such pretty pictures, at least your camera had a beautiful swan song
    thanks again for a lovely & fragrant day out! x

    • Reply Magda August 14, 2014 at 22:37

      Thanks Nora and thank you for convincing us to go there! You know yourself it’s not just camera. Maybe I can still fix it, if I only had a time to deal with it.

  • Reply siobhangallagher August 14, 2014 at 09:25

    These look lovely. Where is it in Ireland?

    • Reply Magda August 14, 2014 at 22:38

      I’m adding the map in the moment for you, but it’s around Gorey, Waterford

  • Reply Jess O'Toole (@ladomestique) August 15, 2014 at 21:00

    Oh how pretty! Looks like a lovely day out.

    • Reply Magda August 16, 2014 at 20:00

      I won’t cheat you Jess, it’s not huge, but it’s really pretty and it was perfect day out :)

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