In 1851 Bilston Creek Farm became one of the first registered settlements of the Hudson’s Bay Company, under the leadership of James Douglas at Fort Victoria, several years before BC or Canada would be founded.
For a century and a half it was farmed by the Witty family, and remnants of that time still remain, from heritage apple trees, to beautiful old barn board, to rusted tools and WW1 trench art found buried in the earth.
When we discovered the farm, it had been left fallow for decades, but we could see the beauty beneath the brambles right away. Those years of wild growth left behind perfect soil for growing lavender, the inspiration for our flagship crop.
Today our vision is to build a farm that will remain for centuries to come, where anyone can come to experience the magic of farming. We hope you’ll be a part of it!
– Andrew Penn & Melanie Penn, Co-Founders