bridestowe lavender estate

Established in 1922, Bridestowe Estate is an acclaimed supplier of the finest lavender oils for the world fragrance market. The vast fields of luscious lavender blooms have become an iconic tourist destination in North East Tasmania. Each year, more than 55,000 visitors travel to the site to experience the sensory delights of the plantations and the stunning landscapes.

Whilst Bridestowe Estate has always been a world leader in the production of fine lavender oil, it was only in the 1950’s that a selective breeding program successfully unlocked the secrets of the unique fragrance. Today, the oils from five individual clones of Lavandula angustifolia are distilled and blended to produce the world-renowned Bridestowe Lavender Oil. At the same time, an integrated harvesting and distilling procedure was pioneered using equipment designed on the site. This streamlined the harvesting and distillation and further improved the quality and longevity of the oil.

Under new ownership, Bridestowe Estate again embarked on an innovative, award-winning research and development program. Emphasis was directed to the culinary potential of lavender. Whilst lavender has long been regarded as one of the most traditional flavouring herbs, it was the selection of “Bridestowe Philippa” for culinary lavender purposes that lead to the development of the Bridestowe GOURMET range.

The careful drying and stabilising techniques at Bridestowe Estate capture and preserve the sweet floral aromas for use for use in a wide variety of applications.

Now, fine fruit flavours and spices can be harmoniously intertwined with Bridestowe GOURMET Culinary Lavender to produce extraordinary results. A recipe development program has optimised guidelines for the use of lavender in cooking.

The Bridestowe Lavender Estate is beautiful throughout the seasons, with peak flowering in late Spring and Summer.

296 Gillespies Road Nabowla, TAS, 7260
p: 03 6352 8182
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Open: September to April 9.00am - 5.00pm Daily
May to August 10.00am - 4.00pm Mon - Fri