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Stand in a field of lavender and your next inhale relaxes you. Open your eyes as blues and purples pop into focus. Busy bees buzz around, pollinating from one plant to the next, while butterflies flutter from one bud to the next. This is the beauty of visiting any lavender farms in Virginia. The best part is that they’re all over the state and easily accessible!
Best Time to Visit Lavender Farms in Virginia
Harvest season is from early June to mid July. The flowers peak in the middle of June in Virginia. While guests often ask whether the lavender is in bloom, guests should ask instead whether the lavender is in full color. Ideally, stems should be cut when the blooms are only partially opened. Lay your stems out to dry for three days and they’ll last for years, releasing memories each time you smell them! Hang or lay flat in a cool, dry place to dry them out when you want to make a sachet from them.
Lavender Farms in Virginia Open to Visitors
Please note that all these hours are subject to change (weather, holidays, special events, etc). Before you drive out, double-check each lavender farm’s website and Facebook page to avoid disappointment!
8769 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, VA
Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-5pm – Open June and early July
Fees: $5 per person (booked through Eventbrite which charges a fee as well). Lavender is 15 cents a stem.
OPEN JUNE 4 TO JULY 18, 2021!
Facebook – This small, family-operated farm on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. is a short trek from I-95, not far from the Marine Corps Museum. Take a yoga class or enjoy a glamping experience here!
2644 Cross Keys Road, Harrisonburg, VA
Hours: Daily: 11am-6pm (winery opens at noon)
Fees: $8 for 50 stems then $0.15 per additional stem – $3 per person entrance (2 and under free); $12 per family; or buy an annual membership for $15 per person or $40 per family (They provide scissors!)
OPEN AS OF MARCH 12, 2021!
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley – home to wineries and lavender farms, so why not combine the two? The wine tasting room is open year-round. Check their Facebook for up-to-date events.
7169 Old Evergreen Road, Appomattox, VA
Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Fees: $9 per bunch (lavender June through mid-July)
OPEN APRIL 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 2021!
Check their Facebook page for their latest updates and special events, like live music. Bring your own scissors but rubber bands will be provided. Near Lynchburg, equidistant from Richmond and Roanoke.
11300 Winfrey Road, Glen Allen, VA
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-5pm year-round. UPick days in June
Fees: $7 which includes 20 stems and a sample lavender ice cream (3 and under are free)
Just outside of Richmond. Announcements on their Facebook page. Sit on the deck overlooking the Chickahominy River. Quench your thirst with a glass of lavender lemonade or cool off with their signature lavender ice cream.
19929 Telegraph Springs Road, Purcellville, VA
Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm through the summer.
Fees: 15 cents a stem
Stroll through beautiful gardens and fields. Enjoy a cup of tea at one of the events. Facebook They even host yoga in the fields! Please leave your pets at home for this one.
2301 Jolly Pond Road, Williamsburg, VA
Hours: Thursday-Monday: 11am-6pm – Mother’s Day to July 4th
Fees: $8 includes a bouquet
OPEN MAY 11 to JULY 4, 2021!
Reserve your two-hour visit online before visiting. Special events are posted on their Facebook page. Bring your own tools or borrow their scissors and basket.
1350 Decatur Road, Fairfield, VA
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 1-5pm
OPEN AS OF APRIL 16, 2021!
Walk to a little waterfall. Lavender Fields at Tantivity Farm hold special classes throughout the year, including wreath making and paint and sip. Check out their special events on their Facebook page. Bring a picnic basket and make it an outing!
1171 Nelson Lane, Amissville, VA
Hours: Friday-Sunday: 11am-5pm – mid-May through July 4th weekend
Fees: $0.15 per stem
OPEN MAY 7 TO JULY 11, 2021!
Five large gardens with 1200 plants of 11 varieties of lavender. They provide a basket and scissors. They occasionally host yoga classes and host food trucks, so check their events page and Facebook for more information!
955 Union Valley Road, Riner, VA
Hours: U-Pick dates in June and July TBD
Fees: $6 per bundle
Mystic River Lavender grows 18 varieties of lavender and specializes in body products. With a background in chemistry, their organic products are sure to please. Their Facebook page gives the latest details.
4444 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA
Hours: Thursday-Friday: 10am-4pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm
Why not spend the night at their onsite cabins? High Country Lavender hosts many self-improvement events. Stop by for a cup of tea and some lavender cookies. Facebook page
VA Lavender Farm Etiquette
Each lavender farm in Virginia has its own set of rules. Please consider them carefully before you go out to each lavender farm to avoid any aggravation. Some general rules have been listed below:
- Do not go to any lavender farm in Virginia when the farm is not open.
- Driveways are made of dirt and gravel – drive SLOWLY!
- Do not smoke anywhere on the property, including parking lots.
- Do not bring your pet with you. They can’t be around the lavender and you don’t want to leave them in the car.
- Bring your own scissors and bag if you’ll be picking your own lavender.
- Only cut the stems above all the leaves.
- Leave the bees, butterflies, and other insects alone. They will fly away on their own.
- Walk between the lavender rows – don’t walk on the weed fabric.
- Wear sunscreen if you’ll be picking your own lavender.
- Don’t forget bug spray since there are often woods nearby.
- Wear flat shoes – you’ll be in fields, sometimes in muddy spots. Save your heels for another time.
Lavender Farms in Virginia Selling Products
These lavender farms are not open to the public, but their products are sold either online, in stores, or at farmers’ markets throughout the state. Support local farmers by purchasing their products:
- Huckleberry Lavender Farm (formerly Mason Dixon Lavender Farm)
While their lavender fields are not currently open to the public, their products are available online.
Map of Virginia Lavender Farms
Check the map below to see if there’s a lavender farm near your Virginia location:
Final Thoughts on the Best Lavender Farms in Virginia to Visit
You don’t need to escape to Provence to enjoy the relaxing fragrance of lavender. With plenty of lavender farms in Virginia, we all have an opportunity to enjoy our own field of dreams right in our own home state!
Have you visited any lavender farms in Virginia or in your own state? What did you think? What did you enjoy the most?
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Annick, The Common Traveler