Welcome to Barn Owl Nursery. We started our home based, retail herb nursery in 1982. For over 30 years we have offered a variety of locally grown herb plants. About 20 years ago we started specializing in lavender plants. We hosted our first small Lavender Festival in 1998. Many more varieties of lavender have become available from Oregon growers and the number of different lavenders that we offer has increased each year.
Now we offer a nice selection of culinary herbs with over 100 varieties of locally grown lavender plants. All of the perennial plants we sell have been started from cuttings. This insures that we are getting the correct species and cultivars. The majority of the plants we sell are grown using organic practices.
We invite you to visit our nursery April through July. Walk through our sales area and test gardens. You will see different lavenders growing in containers and in our landscape. We have incorporated different herbs with other plants in our gardens. Our test gardens are always changing, as we try new varieties of lavender in different locations.
When you visit:
- Chris is available to help you select the best herbs and lavender for your garden. She will provide general information about planting and caring for your selections.
- May through July, you will see many different varieties of lavender in bloom.
- In mid-June through July, you may purchase fresh cut and dried lavender bouquets. Check our drying room to see a variety of lavender bouquets hanging to dry.
- Every month the nursery is open, you may purchase small quantities of dried, certified organic culinary lavender buds. We sell our own lavender and lavandin buds by the ounce for crafts, potpourris, sachets, and weddings.
- We have a variety of sachet bags that can be filled with lavender and potpourri.
Create your own special gifts and sachets.
- We feature different herbs when they are available. We offer information and recipes on growing and using herbs to flavor foods, as well as fragrant and ornamental ideas for using these herbs in your home and garden.
- Chris has created printed information to help you select herbs and lavender for your garden. This information is available for the paper and printing cost, along with tips for growing, harvesting, and preserving herbs for culinary and fragrant creations. To learn more about herbs and lavender, you may schedule a private class for your group.
- In our unique, barn-like gift shop you will enjoy shopping for a variety of gifts for your home and garden. We feature locally made lavender products, a special selection of popular imported herb and lavender gifts, and creations by local artists.
- Enjoy a complementary cup of our herb tea with an herb flavored cookie, or a sample of locally made preserves.
Stop by for a visit and enjoy our relaxed country setting.
A percent of our sales, during the Oregon Lavender Festival and our annual Holiday Open House is donated to the Providence Breast Cancer Outreach Program which provides free information and support for breast cancer patients in our community.
We appreciate your business and thank you for shopping local.
Christine (Chris) & Ed Mulder
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