Blue Mountains Lavender Workshops (NSW, Australia) 20 & 21 May 2023


The Alembics Lab’s Jill Mulvaney and our hosts from Blue Mountains Lavender Farm present these single-day workshops exploring the distillation of lavender and Australian native plants.

Location: Blue Mountains Lavender Farm, 371 Coxs River Road, Little Hartley, NSW, Australia.

Saturday May 20th 10.30-3.30 FULLY BOOKED

Sunday May 21st 10.30-3.30

*Note these are single-day workshops, so please ensure you buy your ticket for the day that suits you best.


Join us on this beautiful working lavender farm, where we run distillation workshops with our Blue Mountains hosts—experienced commercial growers and The Australian Lavender Growers’ Association members.

These workshops are designed for those exploring growing lavender themselves or working with Aussie natives commercially—and for existing lavender growers interested in the optimal parameters for lavender distillation.

Our workshop covers:

  • The distillation parameters for the steam distillation of lavender
  • The heat of the condenser, its relevance and role in a distillation
  • How to achieve optimal harvesting for distilling

Distillation demonstration—a comparison of lavender from two different stills

  • Traditional copper alembic column still
  • Stainless steel still (from Alchemia Solutions)

Distillation demonstration—Australian natives

  • Look at Aussie natives as a secondary product for working farms
  • How to use your shelter belts, and investigating the potential for commercial distilling
  • Developing your local natives into products to diversify your income streams

Also includes lunch and light refreshments.