I have always wanted to visit the little Kaikoura Lavender Farm just north of Kaikoura and so it happened back in early February during a visit over Waitangi weekend here in New Zealand I was ecstatic to finally tick this off the list. This little farm was perfect for a little wander around and to take in the beautiful sights and the heavenly smell of lavender. I was extremely lucky that there were hardly anyone else there.. So packed with my camera I set about to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings and just sit and contemplate. Now normally the bees would have kept me vigilant but somehow we harmoniously shared the same space. It’s quite brilliant to see these bees working away knowing the importance of there work. I spent about one and a half hours both in the gardens and the store. The garden has many different hidden spaces, livestock and of course more that just lavender. I met the owner Myra and learnt about the different varieties of lavender and managed to find my little sleep potion aka Lavender Oil. My sleep potion is my nightly ritual and a dab or two is for sure added to a cotton pad under the top sheet every night, and since I have started this my sleeping pattern is 100% better. Plus our room smells gorgeous! In the store there was a vast variety of lavender products that there is something there for everyone and also make great gifts to share. I am regretting not trying one of the gorgeous looking lavender scones, that will have to wait to the next time I visit. So next time you go to Kaikoura, check out the Lavender Farm you won’t be disappointed. It’s supporting local and entry is a gold coin donation. Some day, I hope to be able to photograph someones wedding here. The perfect setting for intimate bridal portraits.