New variety's and Elsie's art
New Year 2017
Enjoy our Lavender Muffins, Lavender Ice Cream in our tranquil garden. Herb Teas, Coffee and Cold Beverage available. We are 36km from Blenheim, the township hosts a Tavern, Golfcourse, B/B an other Tourist attractions.
The focus at Leighvander at present is producing new garden varieties for the industry. We are very proud of our plant collection and in addition to Thumbelina Leigh and Graceleigh we have Myrleigh, Patleigh, Lemon Leigh and Vanessa Leigh. All varieties carry a P.V.R.
Concentrating on new variety's and the chance to add to the palette is an exciting area to be in. Thumbelina Leigh is a proven world favourite and available throughout Europe, UK, USA and Canada. Two new varieties called Luvleigh and Bluleigh are trialing in the USA (both are angustifolia).
Two more new varieties will be released on the New Zealand markets in spring of 2017.
A sibling new variety in color to Thumbelina Leigh is trialing at present, this is very exciting as it adds to the palette for the growing trend of choices regarding the need for compact growth Lavenders.
We host tours from groups NZ wide and are on the Heritage Tours with The Molesworth Tour Company. We provide mornings/afternoon teas with the focus on lavender goodies.
Alongside our fabulous product range we are also showcasing art by Elsie. Most works in mixed media or oil. Marlborough and Westland scenery, wild flowers and grasses are much favored. Stone flower courtyard art created with natural stones from the beaches of South Westland are also available from the garden studio. Elsie is willing to create by order.
Elsie's art features in the photo gallery