Kin Loch Farmstead, Western New York's first lavender farm, was born in the Spring of 2018 with the planting of 2,000 English and French lavender plants on the front parcel of a 37 acre plot of land on the beautiful Niagara Wine Trail. The same fertile land and microclimate that makes the Niagara Escarpment perfect for growing grapes also makes the area great for growing lavender. Lavender is a hardy plant that grows best in well-drained soil and full sun. Lavender is a perennial flower that and can survive up to 15 years.
Lavender has a rich history dating back over 2,500 years across multiple civilizations. There are even references to lavender in the Bible. It has always been beloved for its beautiful colors ranging from white to dark purple, aromatic fragrances and calming effects. In fact the effects of lavender are still being studied today.