When to Harvest Lavender?

Customers often ask us when the correct time is to harvest the flowers on their Lavender plants. This depends on what you plan to use the flowers for.

If you plan to use the Lavender for culinary purposes, we would recommend the flowers are harvested when the buds show full colour but before the flowers begin to open. They may be added to recipes fresh or dried for use later on.

For all other uses, for example pot pourri and dried flower arrangements it is better to wait until the flowers begin to open but before they are fully developed. The flowers should be cut and hung upside down in a cool and airy dark room until fully dried and ready for use.