Cheristow Lavender is home to a family run tearoom specialising in organic, homegrown and local food.
We work in harmony with our natural environment, and use the countryside and our gardens as inspiration for our products. The main theme of our business is lavender – which inspires our food, toiletries and plant selection.
2014 opening times:
Wednesday 5th March to Friday 31st October
OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY ONLY
FROM 11AM TO 5.30PM
ALSO OPEN ALL BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY AND MONDAYS
we can open on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday by prior arrangement for coaches and parties.
gardens - nursery - tearoom - gift shop - farming - GUIDED WALKS
Our continually developing gardens are a delight to wander around on a warm sunny day. They follow our theme of lavender and shades of purple, mauve, and violet.
The nursery sells a selection of plants, many grown from cuttings from our extensive gardens. Along with several varieties of lavender for sale, we also have to name a few, purple verbena, lilac coloured sweet peas, and mauve and white fuschias.
Our tearoom serves homemade food using our own and locally sourced produce (organic where possible), with a lavender theme. We use Dove's organic flour to make our pasties, rolls, cakes, teacakes, and lavender scones; and source our butter, cheese and cream from the West Country.
The 100 acre farm is run in a traditional manner, using minimal inputs and encouraging wild life. The farm has been in the family for the past 60 years. Traditional farming methods are used to ensure a good quality of life and welfare of the animals. Wide field margins in the arable fields are maintained to encourage wildlife by providing them with an abundance of food in the hedgerows and verges. We rear our own Devon Ruby Red cattle to provide the meat for the tea room, have free range chickens to provide us with fresh eggs, several beehives for our honey, and grow our own fruit and vegetables for use in the tea room, and for visitors to buy on a pick your own basis.