Lavender Festival

July 12 2015 10 am to 5 pm at Sacred Mountain Lavender.

Lavender with an Italian theme, including opera, Italian food and a surprise appearance by a famous Roman.

Schedule of events Sunday July 12 th 2015:


Synergy with Trish and Gord – Top Barn 10am-noon

Cooking with Lavender with Max del Vecchio
of Pasta Fresca Del Vecchio – Lavender Bistro 11am

Julius Caesar rides in on Kleska 11.15 am

Opera Diva Cicila Mansson and Trio- the Lawn 11.30am

Imaginelle and their magical dance – The Lawn 1pm

Julius Caesar rides again on Kleska 2.15pm

Opera Diva Cicela Mansson and Trio -The Lawn 2.30pm

Cooking with Lavender with Max del Vecchio
Of Pasta Fresca Del Vecchio – Lavender Bistro 3pm

Imaginelle and their Magical dance – The Lawn 3.30pm

Julius Caesar rides again on Kleska 4pm

Synergy music and dancing – The Lawn 4pm to end

Visit our farm shop, or find us in the Orchard or at the Café for a wonderful selection of lavender plants, spa and culinary products and much more.

Educational – Demonstrations

Propagation Demonstrations with Sue Higgs in the Propagation Temple at
10.30am 1.30pm 4pm

Distillation demonstration with
Dr. Ben Sutton at the Top Barn
Continuously from 1pm to

Marian Hargrove SSI Mentor Gardener
“Growing the Most Food Within a Healthy Ecosystem” Fir tree at back of orchard – 11am & 2pm

Amanda Complimentary Face Painting Orchard – 10-11am, 12-1pm, 2-3pm, 4-5pm

Ziggy Complimentary Balloon Sculpting Orchard – 11-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm

Vendors, Tickle Trunk, King and Queen of Lavender photo opp. & Bubble Wand – Orchard All Day
Massage and Spiritual Readings, U-Pick
Top Field

Event details

  • Main Stage Feature:Opera/Jazz with Diva Cicela Mansson accompanied by a musical trio will perform Italian Opera highlights, Italian Jazz and folk songs. Cicela is currently the Executive Director of Artrspring Theatre on Salt Spring and our charitable donation this year will be going to support Artspring.
  • Synergy the irrepressible & versatile musical duo will greeting guests as they arrive and also performing on the main stage.
  • Imaginelle Dance will entertain us with their magical & graceful moves.
  • In order to create a Venetian Carnival feel we are offering face painting and balloon sculpting, in addition to the Purple Tickle Trunk and Bubble Wand for children.
  • Julius Caesar will make an appearance on his trusty war horse and our volunteers will be making an appearance as gondoliers.
  • Max del Vecchio, owner and chef of Pasta Fresca Del Vecchio on Salt Spring will be creating delicious lavender infused Italian lunches for our guests at the Lavender Bistro.
  • The Lavender Café will offer light treats, lavender gelato and sorbetto, lavender lemonade and coffees as well as lavender infused baking.
  • Our gardening expert this year will be Marian Hargrove talking on vegetable growing, but available to answer any gardening questions.
  • We will offer demonstrations on lavender distillation with Dr. Ben Sutton and lavender propagation. Vendors of arts and crafts from Salt Spring will also be in the orchard.
  • The familiar spiritual readings and massage will also be offered in the quiet of the lavender fields.

And as ever, vendors from the Saturday Market and other exciting artisans will be present in the Orchard.

Relax among the aromatic and colourful lavender fields and let the music and symphony of bees float over you!

$5.00 Entrance Fee. Children under 12 are free
A donation from the proceeds will go to ArtSpring. &

 Sacred Mountain Lavender is located at 401 Musgrave Road near Fulford Harbour. For directions, go to the Salt Spring Island Studio Tour website and download a map. We are location number 1 marked with the sign of the sheep and a number 1, or simply follow the signs to Sacred Mountain Lavender.