Lavender Row is just a 25 minute drive south-west from Dunedin’s Centre, situated along State Highway 87 between Mosgiel and Outram. The property sits nestled into the hillside, with views of the Taieri Plain and watched over by the mighty Maungatua. The Plain enjoys a micro-climate and was once known for market gardens and fruit growing. The lavender and the bees love it!
The Lavender Row story began over dinner one night in early 2017 - two cousins sharing their visions for the future. Paula was living in Auckland at that stage. She wanted to move away from the city and her corporate career to explore a long-held dream of living on a farm and growing lavender. Paula also wanted to provide her three beautiful children with the experience of growing up on a farm. Kelly was also tired of the corporate rat race and wanted to live a simpler lifestyle and thought Paula was on to something.
After conducting extensive due diligence on Dunedin and its environs (you can take the girl out of the corporate but not the corporate out of the girl!), Paula made the momentous and life-changing decision to move to Dunedin where Kelly already lived. Our partnership was conceived, and the journey began