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    • Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year

      Posted on 18th July 2017 by


      Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 by Sky Arts will be filming at The Hop Shop, Castle Farm on Tuesday 18th July! The selected artists will be competing in the semi-finals of the series by painting our beautiful Lavender fields in full bloom across the Darenth Valley. You are welcome to […]

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    • Yoga in a Lavender Field anyone?

      Posted on 13th June 2017 by

      Yoga at Kentish Lavender at The Hop Shop

      New event for 2017 – thanks to Fisical Oils Yoga who are offering a unique experience to enjoy a 1hr early morning vinyasa flow practice 🙏🏼 A perfect way to start a summer morning looking out onto the beautiful scenery and taking in the amazing scent the lavender offers whilst […]

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    • Kentish Strawberry Scones

      Posted on 10th June 2017 by


      These scones are light and delicious – only 5 easy ingredients! Pick up a punnet of fresh Kent grown strawberries, and double cream in the shop and get started! 6 strawberries 2 cups self-raising flour 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup thick cream 1/2 cup lemonade Simply add all ingredients into […]

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    • Snap, Share, Tweet & Tag

      Posted on 7th February 2017 by


      We are social! If you don’t already follow one of our social media platforms, then make sure you hop online to take a look. We regularly update with news from the farm, info about upcoming events, new product, or generally lovely looking farm photos! We hope you enjoy getting a […]

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    • Lavender Massage bookings are now open

      Posted on 7th February 2017 by


      Bookings for our wonderful open-air Lavender field Aromatherapy massages are now open! We have been working tirelessly to upgrade the booking process so that now all bookings must be made through our website. This means you can book in your pyjamas on a rainy Thursday night or get the girls around for a […]

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    • The team hard at work!

      Posted on 7th September 2016 by


      This week we are in full swing cutting and drying our beautiful green Kentish Hop Bines.. Here you can see the team hard at work! Hops have been grown on Castle Farm for generations.. and now decorate homes, pubs, film sets and events across the country. Click below to watch the […]

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    • Lavender harvest is now complete

      Posted on 15th August 2016 by


      Our Lavender has been harvested and the oil carefully distilled for another year. Thank you to everyone who came on our Lavender Tours and learnt all about this wonderful, versatile crop! The Valley smelt amazing as we extracted all the oil from the plants – head to our online shop now […]

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      Posted on 16th December 2015 by

      Lavender Hamper - Large

      From now until Christmas for no extra charge we will UPGRADE your delivery to a NEXT DAY service. From TEA TOWELS to TEA BAGS, from LAVENDER SHORTBREAD to LAVENDER SOAP we can package them up and either send them to you or directly to the recipient with a GIFT MESSAGE […]

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    • The perfect nights’ sleep..

      Posted on 10th August 2015 by


      All you need when its time for sleep. Our unique formula of Kentish lavender and hops to relax and help you drift off to a restful sleep. A cup of Sleepy Tea, some Sleepy Scent on a tissue by your bed, or Sleepy Balm on the soles of your feet.. […]

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    • #Harvest15 underway!

      Posted on 10th August 2015 by


       This piece of equipment has been doing lots of long days and late nights! Summer harvest is well and truly underway on Castle Farm and we are also busy preparing the ground for next years crop. No rest in a farmers world!

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    • Our Lavender Harvester is in full swing!

      Posted on 29th July 2015 by


      We have been busy cutting our lavender fields while the sun shines and in-between rain showers! Our distillery has been working overtime to get through the trailers of lavender, extracting the oil which will be used in aromatherapy and toiletries. The smell is incredible! Check out our Facebook, Instagram and […]

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    • High Sheriff of Kent

      Posted on 13th March 2015 by


      The biggest news at Castle Farm is that Farmer William has been appointed as the High Sheriff of Kent. This role, approved by the Queen, lasts for a full and very busy year when William will be attending numerous official, civil and ceremonial functions throughout the county as well as […]

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