The Lavender Cottage was our 2nd stop in Taichung. After visiting Xinshe Castle, we arrived here just in time for lunch. Our guide, Shoun, could never recommend this place enough. This place is a playfully quaint mountain retreat offering countryside trails, a hillside dining and cafe experience, and of course, Lavender fields.

colorful flowers adorning the park
colorful flowers adorning the park

The whimsical hillside attraction was established by two women who dreamed of quitting the bustling city life and start a quieter, more rewarding life as farmers. They bought a hill in the middle of nowhere, started planting lavender and various herbs, built a coffee shop plus a restaurant, and thus, the Lavender Cottage was born.

view from the top
view from the top

There is an entrance fee of 150 NTD for which they will give you 100 NTD worth of coin/voucher which you can use within the park.

the main cottage
the main cottage
perfume spray mists along the pathways
perfume spray mists along the pathways

Inside the first cottage, we saw soap various herbal and soap products being sold. 

checking out the herb patches
colorful soap merchandise.

Moving down the path, we saw further merchandise of colorful bath salts and lavender-based wellness personal effects.

a variety of colorful bath salts
a variety of colorful bath salts

A DREAMDANCER’S MEMORY

There’s also a souvenir cottage called a “dreamdancer’s memory” where you will find post-cards which you can send back home to yourself or to friends and loved ones.

send a postcard to yourself or to a loved one as souvenir
miniature cottages
miniature cottages

FIELDS OF LAVENDER

Of course, the highlight of this place- a hillside field of lavender flowers where visitors can walk up to and explore.

fields of purple
fields of purple

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE

the wishing tree

On top of the short climb up the lavender hill, you can find a huge wishing tree where you can write a wish (or wishes) on a paper leaf and leave it hoping the universe makes it come true.

make a wish
make a wish
Make Your Dreams Come True
Make Your Dreams Come True

A SUMPTUOUS MEAL

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p style=”text-align: justify;”>After much walking, we decided to finally eat and order at their main restaurant. We chose an alfresco spot surrounded by trees.

having a hearty lunch!
having a hearty lunch!

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p style=”text-align: justify;”>Even with the 100 $ vouchers, the meal can be a bit pricey than your usual expense, and that is something that you might want to consider. Nevertheless, it was a nice experience.

the restaurant
the restaurant

After our meal, we explored the park a bit further before heading out to our next destination, which is the ZhongShe Flower Market.

where to go?
where to go?

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p style=”text-align: justify;”>Like the Rainbow Village, Xinshe Castle and ZhongShe Flower Market, the Lavender Cottage is a highly instagram-worthy place. Check out some more photos I took inside the park.

 

 

 

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