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Lavandula angustifolia 'Bridestowe Ann'
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BRIDESTOWE OIL LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Bridestowe Ann’
‘Bridestowe Ann’ has been bred for a superb, intense, pure Lavender fragrance.
So it has excellent production of highest quality commercial Lavender oil.
But it is also a superb plant for the home garden.
With large, deep lavender flowers held well above grey-green foliage.
‘Bridestowe Ann’ is a compact, rounded bush. Making it perfect for pots, smaller gardens, or low hedges.
It also supplies intensely fragrant cut flowers for vases and drying.
All of the finest new Bridestowe Lavender varieties are named after ladies of the Raven family from Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania.
‘Bridestowe Ann’ is named after Mrs Raven’s mother. Whose middle name was Ann. And the name Ann continues down through the family.
AT DI’S DELIGHTFUL PLANTS WE GROW OVER 40 DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF LAVENDER
Including the best new Bridestowe Lavender varieties
A FRAGRANT HISTORY
THE STORY OF BRIDESTOWE LAVENDER FARM
In 1921 Mr. C.K. Denny took a brave step, moving his young family from his busy perfume business in London to far-flung north-eastern Tasmania. Hoping to start again in this new world, he brought with him a pocket full of Lavandula angustifolia seeds harvested from the finest lavender fields of southern France.
By 1924 C.K. was able to harvest and distil the first lavender oil from his Tasmanian Lavender plants, and bravely sent samples back to London for analysis. Eureka – it was of the finest quality and sweetness, free from the taint of camphor.
And able to even beat the French oil producers at their own game.
C.K. named their new farm in Tasmania to honour his wife’s birthplace in the little town of Bridestowe in Devon.
C.K with his sons Jock and Tim, continued to breed and refine their strains of Lavender plants for decades, until finally Tim retired in 1989. And the farm was on the market.
After a succession of owners, Robert and Jennifer Raven and their family, appeared like knights in shining armour to take over the work. They continue to develop and produce what is now recognized as some of the world’s highest quality and most pure lavender oil. And have successfully marketed new products to the world, such as their wonderful lavender ice-cream, and lavender filled heat bag bears. They continue to breed some of the world’s finest new Lavender varieties.
Making Bridestowe Lavender varieties world beaters, just like the farm they are named after.
RECIPE FOR BRIDESTOWE LAVENDER SCONES
This recipe makes about 20 scones, lightly and deliciously flavoured with lavender.
Serve with berry jam, cream, and your favourite tea.
Flowers from ‘Bridestowe Phillipa’ of course give the best flavour.
7 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 can lemonade
2 tablespoons Bridestowe Culinary Lavender flowers cleaned from the stems (may be used fresh or dried).
Place flour, salt and lavender in a bowl.
Mix cream and lemonade in a jug, and pour over dry ingredients.
Mix to a dough.
Knead gently and roll out to about 1.5 inches thick. Cut into rounds.
Cook at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.
*Recipe published by kind permission of Bridestowe Lavender Farm.
RECIPE FOR A REFRESHING FACIAL STEAM CLEAN
This is a brilliant way to clean the pores of your skin and stimulate circulation in the cheeks.
As well as calming and soothing your spirit with the scent of lavender.
You can use lavender flowers cleaned from the stems, either fresh or dried.
And, of course Lavandula angustifolia 'Bridestowe Ann' is particularly recommended for superb fragrance.
Place a small handful of lavender flowers in a ceramic bowl.
You can also add rose petals for a special scent sensation.
Pour over boiling water.
Place a towel over your head and gently breath in the steam from the bowl.
Approximately 5 minutes is recommended.
Caution: People with sensitive skin, allergies, or medical conditions, should consult your medical practitioner.
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