Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Jersey Lavender Farm
When is the Jersey Lavender Farm open for visitors?
The Farm, Sprigs Café and Sprigs Shop is open in 2018 from 8th May to 30th September. We open from Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Please note that we’re closed on Mondays.
During the Harvest Season (5th June to 26th August) what is there to do at the Lavender Farm?
Highlights of the farm include:
The Lavender Fields
Our 9 acres of stunning lavender fields are in flower from early June to early August. Explore the fields, take in the sights and, most importantly, inhale the uplifting scents.
Our wonderful café serves all-day breakfasts, lunches, tea and coffee, plus a delicious array of homemade cakes. Food is made with fresh, local ingredients. View the menu here.
From cards, jewellery and candles to home accessories and gifts, there is something for everyone in our shop. Say hello, have a browse and immerse yourself in our range of products.
One of our visitors’ favourite places to visit, the distillery is the place to go if you want to watch and learn about the fascinating processes of extracting essential oils from plants.
Gardens and Nature Trail
With a wide variety of plants, trees, herbs and bamboos, the tranquil gardens are a serene setting for visitors to relax and walk around. There are even swings for children and their well-behaved adults! The nature trail follows a track around the farm and is great for both children and adults. It has questions to answer as you follow it around.
Where is and how do I get to Jersey?
Jersey is an island of around 9 miles by 5 miles. It is just off the coast of France in the English Channel. Although close to France (Cherbourg peninsula), Jersey has strong links with the UK. It pays homage to the English Crown but has its own laws, government, and quirky customs.
You can fly to Jersey from many UK airports, or take a ferry from the southern UK ports of Weymouth and Portsmouth. The flight time from London Gatwick to Jersey is just 50 minutes. The fast ferry from Weymouth is 3 hours. See www.jersey.com for more information. You can also get to us from St. Malo in Brittany, which takes one hour by fast boat.
What is the best way to get around Jersey?
Cars can be hired from various reputable car-hire companies, or there is a bus service run by Liberty Bus. The multi-journey passes offer a cost-effective way of getting around the Island during your stay.
How do I get to Jersey Lavender?
We are located in the parish of St. Brelade in the south-west corner of Jersey – off the main road of the Rue du Pont Marquet (the B25) – about 5 miles from the main town, St. Helier. To see a map and obtain directions, click here.
Is there an entrance charge?
There is no charge to enter our Sprigs Shop and Café. The farm entrance charges are:
1st May to 4th June: Adults - £3.20 / Senior Citizens - £3.20 / Children under 14 - FREE
5th June to 26th August: Adults - £5.90 / Senior Citizens - £5.20 / Children under 14 - FREE
27th August to 30th September: Adults - £3.20 / Senior Citizens - £3.20 / Children under 14 - FREE
How long should I allow for my visit?
Our suggested minimum visit time is around one and a half hours. This would allow time for you to see everything, have a browse in our shop and stop at Sprigs Café. When you visit, please try to catch one of the talks in the distillery at 11:30 am or 3pm.
What else is there to do in the Jersey Lavender Farm area?
You could easily plan a day out in the west of the island around our farm. We are close to many other fabulous places including St. Brelades Bay, Corbiere Lighthouse, St. Ouens Beach, St. Aubin Harbour, the coastal defences at Noirmont and we’re also near the railway walk and cycle track. As we’re only five minutes away from the airport, you could visit us on your way back home. We will happily look after any suitcases or bags during your visit.
Are children welcome?
Yes. Children should be accompanied by an adult while on the farm. We have some swings in our beautiful gardens, plus children can feed the chickens and doves. Our woodland and fields provide a safe place to walk and explore, too. At Sprigs Café, there are pictures for children to colour in, and high-chairs for little ones. We have a healthy children’s menu, ideal for even the fussiest of eaters. Click here to look at the 2017 children’s menu.
When is the best time to visit?
The lavender tends to show its colour in very late May. This builds in intensity, until we commence the lavender harvest in mid-late June. The exact date depends on how warm the spring weather is, and can vary by plus or minus three weeks. The time when the lavender is most colourful is late June to early July. By early August, the harvest is usually complete. From 5th June to 26th August, the distillery will be hard at work. There are fascinating talks about the processing of lavender at 11:30am and 3pm every day, which we strongly recommend attending.
Is there a Baby Change Facility?
Yes, our disabled toilet has a pull-down baby-changing table with disposable, hygienic paper coverings.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, we welcome dogs as long as they are kept on a lead, kept under control and you pick up and dispose of anything your dog may leave behind! We have a farm dog, called Jumble, who may be around. He is very welcoming and loves meeting new furry friends! We also have a fluffy farm cat called Florrie.
Is there access for wheelchairs?
Yes, there is access to the shop, café and toilets. Wheelchairs can be pushed over grass around most of the gardens, and down to the distillery. There is a rural path which runs alongside our main lavender field. Other areas of the farm, such as the woodland, would be a bit too bumpy for wheelchairs.
Can we get lunch or drinks at the farm?
Our very own Sprigs Café has an excellent reputation. It serves delicious homemade food (including all-day breakfasts, lunches and teas). Food is made with fresh, local ingredients, and we offer a wide range of specials. There is a children’s menu, too.
Can we bring our own picnic?
We don’t have a specific picnic area. Because Sprigs Café serves such delicious food, there is no need to bring a picnic. We can provide takeaway drinks and sandwiches if you’d like to eat outside.
Can you recommend somewhere to stay in Jersey?
We suggest that you visit www.jersey.com. Alternatively, The Jersey Hospitality Association website has an extensive list of wonderful accommodation.