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An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

Backhouse Purple
One of the many hardy lavenders available in our shop. The earliest named dark purple cultivar first introduced in 1888. A good scent for a dark flowered lavender. Makes a superb dense hedge. Height 50cm (20in).


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

pinnata var. pinnata
A delightful, compact, pale purple-pink-flowered lavender with flat, slightly rubbery, foliage. This is from a group of lavenders known as Pterostoechas and include some of the most delicate lavenders.


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

Dried Lavender Bunch (angustifolia)
A bouquet of sweetly-scented lavender to adorn your rooms. This short-stemmed bunch is ideal for culinary purposes, potpourri, place settings and wedding favours. Grown and harvested at Downderry.


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

Edelweiss
These consistently popular tall tough lavenders have great presence as specimens or hedges. Edelweiss is a brilliant white lavender forming a perfect sphere. Stunning in combination with the darker flowered lavenders.


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

Pure Essential Lavender Oil
High quality lavender oil distilled from our angustifolia at Downderry. Size: 15ml.


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

The genus Rosmarinus belongs to the same family of plants as lavender, namely Lamiacae and consists of three species native to the Mediterranean region.


An article in Kent Life 2008

Not only is more lavender now grown in Kent than any other county, but we are also are home to the National Collection at Downderry Nursery.

stoechas subsp. stoechas 'With Love'
These are some of the most spectacular lavenders. A stunning improved version of 'Kew Red' with the same scrumptious cerise-crimson flowers, but with longer and broader pale pink 'ears'.