Lavender Cottage, Xinshe

Introduction of the Spot

The Farm returns to the relation between people and nature, and helps tourists physically, mentally and spiritually recharge their senses.

A lavender field in Provence, France, is like a dream. Such beautiful scenery can also be appreciated at Lavender Cottage Xinshe. Located in the mountain in Xinshe, Lavender Cottage was the first Lavender Cottage. The two founders, Chan Hui-Chun and Lin Ting-Fei, found their passion for herbs when traveling abroad and dreamed of owning a lavender field of their own in Taiwan. They found the land in Zhonghe Village, Xinshe, and gradually established the Cottage and surrounding area. Where lavender meets forest, the Cottage has been around for more than 20 years and is now a significant size.

As time went by, Lavender Cottage Xinshe gradually turned from a piece of land to fulfill their dream to a place focusing on the relation between people and forest, and nature and land. They not only invite tourists to experience life with herbs, but encourage them to step on the soil, familiarize themselves with the relation between plants and land, and appreciate and be humbled by what nature provides. They highlight that they designed the Farm in such a way that has minimal influence on the natural environment, and blend in artistic elements so tourists can experience forest aesthetics from another perspective.

Physical, mental and spiritual healing: Taste herbs, get close to nature, and feel the soil

Lavender Forest Xinshe grows plants in Shumei natural farming, maintaining biodiversity and an environmentally friendly, reducing human intervention to reap from nature and obtain a healthy living environment that balances the mind, body, and spirit. As well as many different kinds of lavender, the Farm also grows herbs such as lemon verbena, mint, Mt. lemmon marigold, and more. Tourists can get to know more about the features and growing environment of various lavender and herb variants. In addition to lavender seasons, the Farm also grows other seasonal flowers such as hydrangeas and feather cock’s combs, etc.

Using lavender and herbs as the theme, the Farm outsources produce to develop many kinds of goods, from shampoo, body wash, and skincare products, to scented products and lots more. The products are all designed using eco-friendly processes and made of green materials so the consumer can rest assured that there is no increased burden on the environment. Many dishes are also created using lavender and herbs. From beginning to end, tourists can be fully immersed in the healing world of fragrance.

Moreover, the Farm provides a series of activities for tourists to experience growing plants. From the fragrance of herbs and lavenders to dishes containing them, these activities are a feast for the sense. Tourists can visit the fields to know how to farm more healthily, understand the relationship between plants and land, and wander around nature.

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