5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms

5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms

Summer is just heating up and that means one thing to me.

Lavender.

There is nothing quite like walking through a heady field of lavender. As your senses take in the deep piney-floral aroma of the beautiful purple flowers, it’s easy for your mind to wander to the south of France. However, you don’t have to hop on a plane to Aix-en-Provence to visit a lavender farm, there are hundreds of lavender farms right here in America!

With so many options I’ve picked five that I think are truly unique.

Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms - Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Photo credit: N1DO.

Thinking of Hawaiian farms, pineapples probably come to mind.  But on the island of Maui, there is a stunningly beautiful lavender farm with ocean views on the slopes of Haleakala. Not only does Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm grow 45 different varieties of lavender, but they also serve amazing scones with lavender jam and lavender tea.

Pelindaba Lavender Farm

5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms - Pelindaba Lavender Farm
Pelindaba Lavender Farm. Photo credit: cleverdame107

Located in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle, this 25-acre organic farm includes a lake and has great views of the Olympic Mountains. Not only are farm tours and distillery visits available, but also workshops where visitors can learn to make lavender crafts.

Lavender Valley Farm

5 of America's Most Unique Lavender Farms - Lavender Valley Farm
Lavender Valley Farm. Photo credit: Jim Choate

For a magnificent photo opportunity, look no further than Lavender Valley Farm in Mt. Hood. About 90 minutes from Portland, every angle of the farm offers a view of the majestic Mt. Hood. Visitors can harvest bouquets and enjoy a family picnic area in between photo shoots. It’s nearly impossible to take a bad shot!

 

Red Rock Ranch & Farms Growers of High Altitude Lavender

5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms - Red Rock Ranch Lavender Farm
Photo credit: Red Rock Ranch Farm.

Home of the Arizona Lavender Festival, the last place one might expect to find lavender fields is the red rock desert, however, that’s exactly where the Red Rock Ranch is. Grown in the White Mountains, and the largest farm in the Western Hemisphere, the high altitude is said to produce flowers with higher ester content resulting in lavender with greater intensity.

Los Poblanos Lavender Farm

5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms - Los Poblanos Lavender Farm
Photo credit: Los Poblanos Lavender Farm

How about living amongst a lavender farm if only for a weekend? Los Poblanos is not only an organic farm but also a historic inn designed by renowned architect John Gaw Meem. Plan a visit during June or July when their Lavender Labs educational workshops are taking place.

Amazing places, right?

Not only are these unique spots with their natural beauty and refreshing scent, consider the health benefits of this purple flower. Many of these farms produce lavender oil which has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender oil has also been used for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.

All of these unique lavender farms sell small batched artisanal products and food. All of them have tours and offer areas for picnics and relaxing. A visit to any one of these destinations affords an extraordinary experience of scent, sound, and taste.

How about you? Have you been to a lavender farm before? Tell me where? Did you enjoy it? Do share! Would you consider a visit?

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35 Comments

  1. Linda Manns Linneman
    July 5, 2017

    These are beautiful. I never knew we had lavender farms in the US. I love lavender. So calming. Thank you so much for sharing

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  2. Ali Rost
    July 5, 2017

    My husband and I have been to the Peace Vally Lavender Farm in Bucks County, PA. It was truly breathtaking. It’s my all-time favorite scent and it was so much fun to come home with infused bath oil and also honey. If we’re ever close to one of the farms mentioned here, you can bet we’ll go out of our way to visit!

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  3. lisalisa
    July 5, 2017

    WOW, I did not know there was any lavender farms! I bet they smell so refreshing, I adore the lavender scent. It is such a relaxing scent, I would love to make a few visit to these farms!

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  4. Melanie
    July 5, 2017

    I have never been to or heard of a lavender farm. I would like to visit the Lavender Farm in Mt. Hood. It looks like a lovely place. The pictures are definitely worth the trip! But, who am I kidding, all of these places would be a sight to behold!

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  5. Censie Sawyer
    July 5, 2017

    Oh wow. I had no idea the lavender farms were so big. What beautiful photos. I learned so much from this post all about lavender farms. thank you for the information. Maybe I can visit a lavender farm one day.

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  6. Aileen Adalid
    July 6, 2017

    Oh my goodness, I haven’t been to a lavender farm yet so these images and places make my heart swoon! it looks freaking amazing! I will definitely take note of these ones as I’m heading to the USA this week. Thank you!

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  7. Alyssa C
    July 6, 2017

    I am obsessed with lavender and would love to visit a lavender farm! I bet it smells amazing! And your pictures are incredible. I am definitely adding a trip to a lavender farm on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Lisa Favre
    July 6, 2017

    I think lavender farms are absolutely exquisite. I don’t know what I never thought of actually visiting one! Will definitely have to choose one from the list you provided – what a wonderful photo opportunity it would be to visit one.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Lisa, there are farms in almost every state so you shouldn’t have to go far to see one.

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  9. Tina Butler
    July 6, 2017

    How gorgeous!!! The lavender farms remind me of our Texas bluebonnets! Blooming everywhere in site. I never realized Lavender farms were so big. I would love to take some photos of those, such a beautiful purple.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Tina, there are lavender farms in Texas too so you definitely could get some great photos!

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  10. gina blades
    July 7, 2017

    I love that I can visit Lavender Farms in the US!

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  11. I love lavender! I’ve seen advertisements for lavender farms here in Virginia but haven’t been able to find them yet. But I’m still on the hunt!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Kristin, check out White Oak Lavender Farm in Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

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  12. Candi elm
    July 9, 2017

    We have a lavender farm 25 minutes outside Palm Springs Ca. There is a small hotel there. It used to be a famous train stop and Einstein used to visit it was a retreat and lecture hall at one time. It’s really old but beautiful. It is now a farm to table experience.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Candi, that sounds amazing, I will have to check that out asap!

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  13. Allison
    July 9, 2017

    This is so beautiful. I have always wanted to visit the lavender farms. This just provides even more inspiration on where to go and motivation to just go!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Allison, there are farms all over the country, probably something near you!

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  14. Sarah alexis
    July 12, 2017

    Gorgeous I love the purple colour!!!!

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  15. Terri S.
    July 17, 2017

    I would love to stroll over through a beautiful lavender farm. They are so beautiful!

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  16. denise low
    July 20, 2017

    The lavender farm is so beautiful. I would love to visit.

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  17. Christy Peeples DuBois
    July 23, 2017

    These lavender farms are gorgeous. I have not thought about visiting one prior to reading this post. If I am ever close to one visiting will be a priority.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Christy, they have them in every state (if you are from the US) so it is easy to plan an outing.

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  18. Judy Thomas
    July 24, 2017

    They look so beautiful! I can imagine the scent.

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  19. Charity Banman
    July 24, 2017

    I love lavender!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      July 25, 2017

      @Charity, it’s delightful!

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  20. Tarek
    July 25, 2017

    Very interesting and beautiful

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  21. wen budro
    July 26, 2017

    Those are some very beautiful lavender farms. I bet they smell heavenly as well.

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  22. Elizabeth Rawcliffe
    July 27, 2017

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to visit!

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  23. Sally Hill
    July 31, 2017

    I love lavender – it would be really cool to visit a lavender farm!

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  24. kathy downey
    August 5, 2017

    Thanks for the post i never knew they had lavender farms,sure are beautiful !

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  25. Alicia Boisvert
    August 13, 2017

    Very gorgeous! I love love love lavender! I actually grow lavender myself at my home for my homemade bath and body products,. Very cool to see photos of an entire field full so gorgeous!

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  26. Alicia Boisvert
    August 16, 2017

    I love coming back here and looking at the beauriful photo with all the lavender, absolutely beautiful!

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  27. Calvin F.
    August 17, 2017

    Relaxing place, very colourful and nice smelling place I bet.

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  28. Stephanie
    August 26, 2017

    I just visited one in Missouri and heard about a great one in Wisconsin. There’s also one outside of pHiladelphia. We have more exploring to do!

    Reply

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