Lavandula Around the World

In this scene, in August 1957, the Cistercian monks of Caldey Island, off the coast of Pembrokeshire, pick lavender, as their Celtic forebears had done since they settled here in the 6th century.

The monks of Caldey Island harvest Lavender for perfume

In this scene, in August 1957, the Cistercian monks of Caldey Island, off the coast of Pembrokeshire, pick lavender, as their Celtic forebears had done since they settled here in the 6th century. The result of these labours will be the island’s lavender toilet water which is famous all over the world to this day. Caldey is one of several dozen monasteries and convents throughout Europe which still produce perfumes, wines, liqueurs and other delicacies