Long Barn hopes expansion will help make UK leading supplier of Europe's lavender

Winchester grower Long Barn Lavender has opened a new lavender barn in Alresford.

The barn and plant nursery is selling the company’s expanded range of beauty products, home accessories, foods and natural lavender-themed Christmas decorations.

The company grows over 5,000 organic lavender plants and other varieties and is seeking to develop UK lavender farming.

Long Barn founder Richard Norris claims organic British lavender is more fragrant than its French rival and he hopes Long Barn’s efforts will help make the UK the leading supplier of Europe’s lavender again.

The barn is believed to be the largest oak structure to be built in the area for more than a century.

 

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