A Lavender Delight

Amongst the lavender at Bridestowe Lavender Estate , the lavender in full bloom is a sight to behold,
to say nothing of the wonderful fragrance that permeates the air. Bridestowe Estate is the world’s
largest privately owned lavender farm set on 260 acres in North East Tasmania.

 The farm was started in 1921 by the Denny Family with seeds of French Lavender that they bought with them from England.

 The fields of lavender stretching as far as the eye can see , are one of our State’s most spectacular
vistas during the peak flowering months of December and January and attract visitors from all
over the world.

 The Lavender Oil produced here is exported worldwide and is known to be of the finest quality . The extraction process continues today using many of the same techniques and much of the same equipment
as was used in the farms early days.

To visit the lavender farm I wore a black and white mesh cardigan with a somewhat abstract bright print from Australian designer Nicola Waite that I have enjoyed for many years , teamed with my black pants/
skirt from Moyuru and red wedges and some bangles from my collection.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday


Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.



  1. Laurie Duncan
    January 11, 2016 / 3:00 am

    What a beautiful place and the cardigan is so colorful! 🙂

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:09 am

      It really was so beautiful and the smell of the lavender filled the air. I decided some colour was in order.

  2. Tiina L
    January 11, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    What a stylish yet relaxed outfit to visit such a beautiful place!

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:09 am

      Thank you Tiina , I knew I needed to have a degree that day.

  3. Patti
    January 11, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Very nice look (love the sweater) and what a glorious site to visit. xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:11 am

      Thank you Patti a little colour was the order of the day among the lavender.

  4. Marea Dotz
    January 11, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Oh, how I would love to see this place. That field of purple flowers photo is gorgeous!!

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:12 am

      I do hope you make it to our little isle one day Marea, I would so much enjoy showing you around.

  5. Connie
    January 12, 2016 / 2:51 am

    It must smell so good to be all hunkered down in the lavender. You look so pretty. I especially like your hat!

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:13 am

      It certainly was Connie, thank you for your kind comments.

  6. Olga Rani
    January 12, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Those lavender fields are such an amazing sight! Never seen anything like that, breath taking! That abstract print on your cardigan is an eye catcher too!

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:15 am

      It had been quite a while since I had visited and I really had forgotten how impressive the lavender in full bloom is.

  7. Jazzy Jack
    January 12, 2016 / 11:24 am

    I really can smell the lavender. My brain seems to do that when I see something like this!So I have smellivision. This is one astounding outfit on you. i adore it from the cute hat to the sassy wedges and the jumper in between.Mmmm lavender! Xo Jazzy Jack

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2016 / 3:17 am

      I am sure a sensitive soul as yourself can indeed have smellivision. Thank you for your kind words.

  8. Natalia Lialina
    January 14, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Beautiful photos – I can feel the scent of lavender here in my room. 🙂 We too have Lavender farms around here. I think early August is the time when they held Lavender Festival – I must go check it out some day. Beautiful outfit, dear Jill! Very artistic, as always.

    • Jill James
      January 16, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you dear Natalia , lavender for me is one of those summer joys. I do hope you visit your Lavender Festival in the August I would love to see it. As always your comments are so very kind.

  9. Jessica Jannenga
    January 16, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Wow! I could just lay down in that field. I love lavendar and use some in the bath. Love the colors in your outfit, another brilliant jacket!jess xxThanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

    • Jill James
      January 16, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you Jess I enjoy linking with Turning Heads Tuesday, due to busy work commitments I have been rather amiss with my comments of late but hope to rectify it soon. Lavender is always so calming I find as well as pretty to look at.

  10. Petite Silver Vixen
    January 17, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    What a wonderful day out to be amongst those flowers. You are a bloom amongst many, Jill. Love those shots of you crouching in the lavender. Reminds me of the lavender fields in Provence.Fabulous vibrant colours on your top and the print is gorgeous.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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