Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is a 100-acre land that pretends to be a lavender farm. Situated 122km northwest of Melbourne CBD at Shepherds Flat near Daylesford, the farm is home to historic stone buildings, few farm animals and rows of lavender plants. This place also serves as a perfect location for photography during autumn months.
This is a relic that can shed some light on the history of Swiss – Italian migration of the goldrush era at Daylesford. The farm began its life as a diary farm set up by Aquilino Tinetti in the 1860s. Aquilino Tinetti, his wife Maria Virgilia Martina Capriroli and their 13 children survived in the new country working at the farm. The farm remained with the Tinetti family for 130 years. In the late 1980’s the farm was purchased by Carol White and restored the old buildings and turned it into a sort of European style gardens.
Lavenders are in bloom from December to January. Lavandula is a genus of 47 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae and among the genus, Lavandula angustifolia, is often referred to as lavender. Lavender has been used in traditional medicine and cosmetics over many centuries.
The farm also sells aromatherapy products created at the farm itself, which can also be purchased online from the farm website. This location serves as a venue for weddings and other functions. There is a café and a gift shop inside the farm and a fee has been charged for entry. Details are available from farm website.
Address: 350 Hepburn-Newstead Road, Shepherds Flat 3461
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LavandulaSwissItalianFarm