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  Purple Haze Lavender

AddressShort Road, RD2, Mangatainoka, Pahiatua. 1-2 km past the famous Tui Brewery.
RegionWairarapa Region
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone(06) 376 8453
Fax(06) 376 8425
Contact PersonSally Engi
Hours10.00 am - 4.00 pm Wed-Sun
Garden Size1 acre of lavender. Allow 1 hour for dining.
Priceno charge
Brochure Available?No
ParkingYes - off road parking for buses coaches and cars.
ToiletsYes unisex
Food AvailableYes - Licensed cafe. We do cater to groups of up to 50 in the evenings, by arrangement.
Cafe/Restaurant available?Yes
SeatingSeating for 50 inside. Seating for 20 on the outside deck.
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedNo dogs thankyou..
Children AllowedYes
WeddingsYes - Catering Available
Plant/Other SalesYes - Nursery on site, Lavender products, linen and crafts for sale
Guided ToursNo
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesSally is a full time caterer and will cater to all your special functions, weddings,21sts,birthdays,anniversaries,etc.

You can come to Lavender Haze or we will come to you.

Ladies while your husband is checking out the famous Tui Brewery you must come and purchase some of the beautiful lavender products for yourself.


The Garden

Purple Haze was originally half an acre of cow paddock. In 2001we started with 500 pacific blue and grosso plants. Two years later we planted 500 super and grosso. In 2005 we then planted another 1000 of all of these varieties.

Originally we hand clipped the harvest, but as time went on we purchased a tea harvester from Japan.
This machine has saved us a huge amount of work and is operated by two people.

We plan to develope the gardens around the house in time.

The Gardener

At the age of 8 Sally was passionate about flowers, and as most children did she cut them off and planted them back into the ground. She soon learnt that they didnt grow, but from then on always wanted to grow flowers commercially. For the next few years Sally was in the hospitality industry. At the age of 39 she had a terrible accident involving a tractor, which left her with major skin, arm and leg injuries. Finding relief was hard until a friend gave her some lavender massage cream. From there she went to a lavender farm belonging to a friend and was inspired to start her own business. The cost had always been a factor, but Sally found that it came within her budget.
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Out look from the cafe
Pacific Blue
Winter colour while roses are asleep
Pacific Blue
Honey bee enjoying the nectar of Grosso
Purple Haze
Tea Harvester. The lavender is blown into large socks, then into wool packs for distilling
Nothing like lavender to calm the wedding nerves
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