Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Behind the Scenes - Opening the Visitor Center at the Farm

During the Winter the lavender fields lie dormant to enjoy a well-earned rest after a busy growing season.  So too, our Visitor Center is still and quiet during the off-season.  Each Spring as the weather warms and the days extend, it's time to awaken the Visitor Center for the upcoming season.  We thought we would take you behind the scenes and show you how we put together the fresh, new look of the Gatehouse Farm Store at the Visitor Center.

Welcome to the “New” Gatehouse Farm Store!

The gift shop at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Store at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

Over the course of a couple of weeks, a team of our experienced retail managers got together and gave our very first store a face-lift.  The first order of business was to remove everything and give the space a deep clean.  We love lavender, but over time it sure can become messy!

farm store setting up at Pelindaba Lavender Farm Pelindaba Lavender Farm Store

After a complete re-paint, we got to work on the display areas throughout the store.  Out went the old shelves to be replaced with a more updated and cleaner style.  In came a hutch made from an old San Juan Island barn, as well as rustic crates and spools to enhance the farm experience throughout!  Each and every part of the store received special artistic attention.

Farm Store at Pelindaba Lavender San Juan Island

There are many more changes for you to discover when you visit the Gatehouse Farm Store at the Visitor Center.  We are looking forward to sharing them all during your next visit.

The Visitor Center is now open for the season and ready for your lavender farm visit!


Farm Store at Pelindaba Lavender Farm - Washington
The Gatehouse Farm Store at Pelindaba Lavender Farm

Farm Store at Pelindaba Lavender Open for Season 

There is a lot to do at the farm, from strolling through vast fields, to exploring our handcrafted lavender products and how we make them, to simply enjoying some lavender ice cream on the porch and soaking in the idyllic island vistas - plan your visit here!  We'll see you soon!


  1. Looks lovely! I love your products...wish I lived closer, but I appreciate that you ship anywhere.

    1. Thank you for your kind words Laura. We are happy we can still provide all your lavender needs from afar. Perhaps a farm visit is in your future plans? We hope so!

  2. Will the fields be blooming in August, 2019?

    1. They sure will! Come visit -

  3. Will the fields be blooming in August, 2019?