Frances and Louis Mamo became some of the pioneers of the current trend to lavender almost accidentally, as their Lavender House hobby became a business that just grew and grew from the little market stalls that they operated in Tasmania during the late 1980’s
Initially the core business was the manufacture of fragrant lavender gifts for the Tasmanian tourism market. This market developed well and was quite substantial economically, but was obviously seasonal. As orders began arriving from the mainland Frances and Louis decided to market to retailers across Australia, so in 1991 Lavender House became a registered business, and the product range expanded to satisfy customer demand.
The further business that this expansion generated necessitated the construction of a dedicated manufacturing facility in 1997.
Lavender House was recognised for the excellence of its visitor experience, winning two Tasmanian Tourism Awards in 2005.
A Tourism Development Grant from the Tasmanian Government in 2008 assisted with further expansion into a new interpretation and manufacturing centre, aptly named, THE PERFUMERY. This expansion was officially opened by Tasmania's Minister for Tourism on the 8th of December 2010.
For the added pleasure and interest of the many visitors, there are small plantings of several different species and varieties of lavender, showing the different lavender growth habits, leaves, flowers, colours and fragrances.
Lavender House THE PERFUMERY now offers one of the most interesting and comprehensive lavender based experiences in Australia.