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The sweet smell of lavender – you don’t need to travel to France to enjoy it! You can enjoy the beautiful fragrance by visiting these lavender fields in Maryland. Whether you’re looking to get some fabulous photographs, enjoy the fragrant air, or cutting your own specimens, a visit to any of the lavender farms in MD is sure to lift your spirits.
This post will be updated regularly as more details are announced. This information is up to date as of 5/22/2023.
Best Time to Visit Lavender Fields in Maryland
Lavender harvest season is from late April to August. The flowers peak in the middle of June in Maryland. While guests often ask whether the lavender is in bloom, guests should ask instead whether the lavender is in full color.
Please note that most of these are working lavender farms and therefore access is limited to specific times, including advance reservations. Follow each property’s guidelines to ensure that you’ll have your best outing.
Lavender Farms in Maryland Open to Visitors in 2023
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) Springfield Manor
11836 Auburn Road, Thurmont
Hours: Maryland Lavender Festival, June 24-25th, 2023; Friday 5-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-6pm
Fees: Tickets are $15-$25 depending on the options selected
Stay at the Inn, and enjoy the winery, distillery, and brewery. Even better, make a weekend out of it and stay at the inn. Peak bloom is Mid-June & a second bloom occurs in September. Springfield Manor hosts the Maryland Lavender Festival, for which you need to purchase tickets in advance. Other than during the Maryland Lavender Festival, the lavender fields are generally not open to the public. Occasionally, tickets can be purchased for other dates through the winery.
2) Star Bright Farm
2950 Garrett Road, White Hall
Hours: Saturday and Sundays: 10am – 5pm
Located north of Baltimore near the Pennsylvania border, Star Bright Farm hosts special events throughout the season. From concerts to classes, you’ll have plenty of ways to enjoy Star Bright. They offer a special Mother’s Day celebration too. Purchase events on their website for all events.
Star Bright Farm hosts Lavender Fest the weekend of June 18-19, 2023. They also have a distillery on the premises.
3) Smokey Cat Lavender
5090 Long Swamp Road, Federalsburg
Hours: Saturday, June 10th, 2023; 10am-4pm
Fees: No fee to enter; U-pick is $5/bunch.
Smokey Cat Lavender sells several lavender products on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The Farm hosts a Lavender Festival and lavender wreath-making workshops Saturdays at 10 am. Stop here on the way to visit sights in Wicomico County Maryland.
4) Soleado Lavender Farm
23611 W. Harris Road, Dickerson
Hours: Only open during special events from the end of May to the middle of July
Fees: Visit their website
Less than an hour from DC but with all the serenity of feeling like you’re in another world. Check Soleado Lavender Farm’s Facebook page for last-minute details.
5) Serene Lavender Farm
6101 Emerald Lane, Sykesville
Hours: Saturdays, June 10 and June 17, 10am-4pm
Fees: Admission fee is $10.00 (must be purchased in advance, includes a lavender sachet); children 12 and under are free with a paid ticket. $6 per bunch for u-pick
This petite family-owned farm is located about half-way between Baltimore and Frederick. It is also about 40 miles from DC, so accessible for many people in the area. They make culinary and personal-care products as well as decor, which can be purchased directly from the Serene Lavender Farm.
6) Purple Rain Lavender Farm
3421 McCommons Road, Churchville
Hours: Last two weeks of June 2023
Purple Rain will open for weekend hours starting at the end of May, with harvest days for two weeks in June. You’ll be able to pick lavender and enjoy the grounds.
7) Deep Creek Lavender Farm
625 Doerr Road, Accident
Hours: Reopens Friday, May 26, 2023
Event dates/times are subject to change depending on lavender availability
Fees: No fee to enter
Deep Creek Lavender Farm offers lavender lemonade, lavender ice cream, u-pick bundles (during the bloom), and more. Throughout the season, the farm hosts classes on a variety of topics. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the deck!
8) Wildwood Lavender Farm
6454 Cherry Walk Road, Quantico
Hours: Jun 17, 2023; Morning Session– 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM/ Afternoon/Evening Session– 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Fees: $12.00 for 12-up, $1 under 12, under 1 year free
Come out for music, food tickets, and activities. Bring chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy the day.
MD Lavender Farms Etiquette
Each lavender farm in Maryland 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 Maryland when the farm is not open.
- Driveways are made of dirt and gravel – drive SLOWLY!
- Do not smoke anywhere on the property, including in 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.
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Please consider adding Wildwood Lavender Farm in Quantico, Maryland. We offer u-pick too. No charger to enter. Opening day is May 15th. wildwoodlavenderfarm.com Thank you!
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