Garden Collage Article- Lavender Farms Across The Country Where You Can Go & Relax This Summer

Garden Collage Article- Lavender Farms Across The Country Where You Can Go & Relax This Summer

Garden Collage Article- Lavender Farms Across The Country Where You Can Go & Relax This Summer

The following is an article from Garden Collage Magazine

Lavender Farms Across The Country Where You Can Go & Relax This Summer

BY Nora Mueller | JUNE 21, 2017

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Lavender season begins in earnest in June, and by July is hitting its stride across the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re looking for a relaxing field trip, we put together a list of different lavender destination that are currently in peak bloom or are having special Lavender Festivals this summer.

Photo: Lavender By The Bay

Northeast

Lavender By The Bay, located at 7540 Main Rd, East Marion, NY
Situated out on Long Island, the family-run farm is planted with twenty varieties of lavender (the majority of which are French lavender– typically the lavender that makes its way into perfume and perfumed products). 

Photo: Seven Oaks Lavender Farm

Mid-Atlantic

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm, located at 8769 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, VA
Less than an hour west of Washington D.C., Seven Oaks Lavender Farm was founded Deborah Williamson, who left behind a high stakes job in private schools to start the family farm with her mother. Make a day of your visit and get glammed up so you can sign up for Seven Oaks’ Field and Farm Portraits.

Photo: Lavender Hill Farm

Midwest

Lavender Hill Farm, located at 7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City, MI
At Lavender Hill Farm, 33-acres are thickly planted with 25 varieties of lavender, and encompass a lavender labyrinth, historically used for quiet meditation and prayer. Getting hot? Ice cream and lavender ice tea are on hand to keep you cool as you cut your own handfuls of lavender. Tired? Relax afterwards with chocolate truffles and lavender lotion for supreme decadence. After May 10, 2019, the farm is open every day of the week from 10 AM to 5 PM. Make sure to call ahead as they are sometimes booked for private events.

Photo: Pageo Lavender Farm

West Coast

Pageo Lavender Farm, located at 11573 Golf Road, Turlock, CA
Just as beautiful as it is productive, Pageo Lavender Farm is a working lavender farm about a two hour drive from San Francisco. They specialize in just two types of lavender (one for distillation, one for the culinary arts). 

Photo: Purple Haze Lavender

Pacific North-West

Purple Haze Lavender, located at 180 Bell Bottom Road, Sequim, WA
We’re not making that street name up! If you can’t make it to the Sequim Lavender Festival, head to Purple Haze Lavender, one of the local farms in the “Lavender Capital of North America.”

Canada

Sacred Mountain Salt Spring, located at 401 Musgrave Road, Salt Spring Island, BC
Though their annual festival has come to an end, Sacred Mountain Salt Spring lavender farm is still open to visitors. During May and June, their hours are 10 AM to 5 PM,  Wednesday through Sunday; during the height of the season in July and August, they are open seven days a week from 10 AM to 5 PM. 

These are just an example of a lavender farm or festival in each region, to see all lavender sites listed continue reading at https://gardencollage.com/heal/botanical-medicine/lavender-farms-across-country-can-go-relax-summer/ .

The above is an article from Garden Collage Magazine

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