Lavender Field Varieties 

     

‘AVICE HILL’

‘FOLGATE’

‘MAILLETTE’

‘ROYAL VELVET’

‘VIOLET INTRIGUE’


Contact Information


Proprietors:  Debbie Gorham & Bob Applegate

Address: 19700 NW Adcock Rd., Yamhill, Oregon 97148

E-mail: info@willakenzielavender.com

Phone:  503-662-4297

Websites:  willakenzielavender.com

velveteenalpacas.com


2014 hours of operation

Open by Appointment


photo credits

Mary Lane Anderson

Trish Carlin

Robert Delikat

Mitch Horning

George L. Johnson

Stacey G. Lloyd

Mike Monnin

Sam Pope

Chris Rutkowski

Qua Veda




Lavender Display Bed


‘Imperial Gem’

‘Miss Katherine’

‘Cedar Blue’

‘Sachet’

‘Rebecca Kay’

‘Super Bleu’

‘Hidcote Pink’

‘Ashdown Forest’

‘Coconut Ice’

‘Dwarf White’

‘Elizabeth’

‘Jean Davis’

‘Betty’s Blue’

‘Melissa’

‘Pacific Pink’

‘Brabant Blue’

‘Skylark’

 
 

Willakenzie Lavender, LLC is the lavender farm Debbie Gorham and Bob Applegate operate just outside of Yamhill, Oregon - right in the heart of wine country.  Much of the soil type on their 20 acres is ‘Willakenzie’ type soil; hence the name.  Beautiful, panoramic views surround their home along with rose and perennial gardens.  Visitors are always encouraged to tour the gardens.  Many varieties of beardless irises, peonies, lilacs, ornamental grasses and roses are featured.


Just beyond the landscape is an extensive lavender display bed.  On both sides of the display bed path are three each of 17 different cultivars.  The left side is a mirror image of the right side.  Re-planted in 2013, this bed is a spectacular showcase of true lavenders for visitors to experience.


In the lavender fields you will find large plantings of the following lavender cultivars:  ‘Royal Velvet’, ‘Maillette’,  & ‘Violet Intrigue’.   ‘Avice Hill’ and ‘Folgate’ blocks were planted in late Spring 2011.


Willakenzie Lavender, LLC specializes in growing Lavandula angustifolia, also known as ‘true lavender’ or English lavender.  It has the softest, sweetest scent of the lavenders.  The essential oil is used in aromatherapy and premium quality personal care products.  Our bath and body care products as well as our culinary lavender products are handcrafted using the lavender we grow and the essential oil we distill. 


In 2005, Bob and Debbie started another enterprise called Velveteen Alpacas and are raising top quality huacaya and suri alpacas.  Alpacas are among the most prized fiber animals in the world because the alpaca fiber is so soft, lightweight, lustrous and warm.  The barn was completed in 2006 and is home to the Velveteen Alpacas herd.  Alpaca fiber is blended with merino wool into fabulous yarn.  Shop for our yarn online and at Knit Purl in Portland and Coastal Yarns in Cannon Beach.


“U-Pick Lavender” begins once the lavender flower buds open, usually mid to late June.  Bring cameras, but please leave dogs at home.  Shop online or visit Inner Oasis in McMinnville, Red Ridge Farms in Dayton, and all Made In Oregon stores.  Also available at various museum gift shops.

 

Growing Lavender and  Raising Alpacas