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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!
This post will be updated regularly as more details are announced. This information is up to date as of 05/22/2023.
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 making 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!
1) Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
8769 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, VA
Hours: Daily: 9:00 am -4:00 pm weekdays / Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Fees: $7 for adults aged 16 and up, $5 for children aged 4 and up (includes 20 free you-pick lavender stems). Extra you-pick lavender blooms 15 cents a stem
Pets: Welcome only on Monday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Weather: Rain or Shine
Facilities: Two extra-large port-o-potties with hand sanitizer
OPEN JUNE 2 TO JULY 16, 2023! Memorial Day Weekend will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. Saturday, Sunday & Monday. ADMISSION FREE! Seven Oaks Lavender Farm will be offering lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread cookies, lavender-lemon cupcakes, lavender ice cream and Aura Bora Lavender Cucumber Seltzer daily as they last with access to the darling playhouse that will be also open. They have scissors, baskets, rubber bands, paper towels and plastic bags for keeping flower stems damp if you wish. Lavender plants can be purchased too.
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!
2) White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard
2644 Cross Keys Road, Harrisonburg, VA
Hours: Daily: 10 am – 6 pm (winery opens at noon) Winter hours 10 am – 5 PM. Begin with the Fall time change.
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!) No reservations are required.
Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley – is home to wineries and lavender farms, so why not combine the two? The wine-tasting room is open year-round. Combine a tour of the gardens with a guided wine tasting for $30.
During their summer bloom season, you can cut 50 stems of lavender straight from the field for only $8.00. Any additional stems are 15ȼ each. Check their Facebook for up-to-date events.
3) Evergreen Lavender Farm
7169 Old Evergreen Road, Appomattox, VA
Hours: Thursday-Saturday: 10 am-4 pm, May – September 2023
Fees: $9 per bunch (lavender June and July)
The farm is open for visits, starting May 4th. Come on out!
Check their Facebook page for their latest updates and special events, like live music. Try their lavender ice cream to cool off! They provide scissors and rubber bands. Lavender, herbs, and pollinator-attracting perennial plants are ready for you to take home. Near Lynchburg, equidistant from Richmond and Roanoke.
4) Blooming Hill Lavender Farm
19929 Telegraph Springs Road, Purcellville, VA
Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am-5 pm through the summer.
Fees: Admission $3/person over 12; 15 cents a stem
Stroll through beautiful gardens and fields and 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. June is the best time to visit as this is the peak bloom. Take time to peruse their gift shop which showcases homegrown lavender products and wreaths. Check the farm’s calendar for tea events, tours and lavender-infused talks.
5) Sweethaven Lavender
2301 Jolly Pond Road, Williamsburg, VA
Hours: Thursday-Monday: 11 am-6 pm – Mother’s Day to 1st of July
Fees: $15 tickets include admission and a U-pick bouquet
Photography: http://www.sweethavenlavender.com/photography. Personal photography only.
OPEN MAY 16 to JULY 1, 2023!
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.
6) Lavender Fields at Tantivy Farm
1350 Decatur Road, Fairfield, VA
Hours: Fridays and Saturdays: 10 am-5 pm; Sundays: 1-5 pm
OPEN AS OF APRIL 14,2023 to December 17th, 2023!
Relax and refresh in the quietness of the lavender, and take in the scents and vistas of your surroundings. Hike through the fields and woods to a waterfall, then visit the boutique lavender gift shop. Tantivy Farm has numerous activities throughout the year, check out the Facebook page and website for more information. Bring a picnic basket and make it an outing!
7) Mystic River Lavender
955 Union Valley Road, Riner, VA
Hours: Dates to be announced for June and July
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.
8) High Country Lavender
4444 Jeb Stuart Highway, Meadows of Dan, VA
Hours: Thursday-Sunday: 10 am-4 pm
Lavender Farm and Shop are open from April 10 to the second week of December
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
9) Lavender Fields Herb Farm
11300 Winfrey Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Hours: March – June from Monday – Saturday at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / July – December from Tuesday – Saturdays at 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The month of June is the best time to visit the farm!
Not only do they sell seeds and plants, but the farm also offers all the supplies you need. A lot is going on at the Farm, so don’t miss out!
Find out what’s available right now at the Farm by visiting their website.
VA Lavender Farm Etiquette
Each lavender farm in Virginia has its own set of rules. Please consider them carefully before going out to each lavender farm to avoid 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 the 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
Wow, I didn’t know Virginia had lavender farms! I’ve been here for some months, and trying to search for fun things to do. Excited for the upcoming trips!!
You’ll have something to look for next Spring!