If you search for #lavender on Instagram, you’ll get back over 3 million posts featuring stunning lavender farms with fields of violet as far as the eye could reach, most of which famously span across Provence, France.
It’s not hard to see why a lavender farm is so Instagram-worthy.
Just take a look at some of these beauties!
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Another dream destination checked off my list 💜 I’ve dreamed of visiting the lavender fields in Provence & it’s just as magical as I thought it would be!! If you’re planning to also check this off your list you still have time! Do it before August when it is harvested. Is this place on your bucket list yet? 😊 – 👗: @adelynraeclothing 📸: @her.wandering.footsteps
However, you don’t have to book a cross-Atlantic trip to snap that perfect and oh-so-original selfie of you in a fedora while carrying a woven basket full of lavender flowers!
Fortunately for us in the States, we have gorgeous lavender farms on either coast and throughout the country that offer an unforgettable experience. Think panoramic views, cute farm animals, and, of course, the captivating aroma.
Oh and let’s not forget the foodie delights like pure lavender honey, lavender chocolate and ice cream, and even lavender-infused wine!
If you’re looking to experience the most relaxing getaway you never even knew you needed, then read on to see our top recommendations for local lavender farms near you.
Peak blooming season is from June to August, so you better get to planning!
12. Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm
When Hawaii comes to mind, you might think pineapples, but lavender? Yes! Maui is home to a strikingly beautiful lavender farm called Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm on the slopes of Haleakala which boasts ocean views and grows 45 different varieties of lavender.
Come for the lavender fields, stay for the lavender jam-filled scones and lavender tea.
Peak season is June through August, but you can visit year-round.
11. Red Rock Ranch & Farms Growers of High Altitude Lavender
The red rock desert in Arizona is the last place one might expect to find lavender, but there it is anyway, growing at high altitude at Red Rock Lavender Farm in the White Mountains of Arizona. The high altitude produces flowers with higher ester content, which results in lavender that’s greater in intensity. What’s more is that it’s the largest farm in the Western Hemisphere.
Visit in June for their annual Lavender Festival where you can enjoy wine, delicious Provence-inspired food, and live acoustic music.
10. Los Poblanos Lavender Farm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Another southwest contender that made it to the list is Los Poblanos Lavender Farm, which is not only an organic farm but also a historic inn. Stay for a weekend to kick back in the magic of slow living and enjoy culinary delights made at the farm, artisan lavender products, or even plan your special event.
This is the perfect location for celebrations like weddings, bridal showers, and corporate events.
If you’re looking to take part in their Lavender Labs educational workshops, visit in June or July.
9. Purple Adobe Lavender Farm
Abiquiu, New Mexico
Located in the beautiful Chama River Valley, Purple Adobe Lavender Farm offers stunning views of mountains and the Chama River which was home and inspiration to painter Georgia O’Keeffe. The sandy soil, high altitude, and intense sunlight are the perfect combination for lavender that produces a finer, sweeter grade of lavender essential oil.
Bring the family to their annual festival to enjoy country music and dancing, local artists and photographers showcasing their work, lavender craft-making, and BBQ food. You can even posh it up at the Lavender Tea House with yummy gluten-free desserts and gelatos and non-alcoholic drinks.
The farm grows 15 varieties of lavender which you can come and pick in July.
8. Hill Country Lavender
If the sound of a gin lavender lemon cocktail doesn’t make you want to fall off the wagon, we don’t know what will! This is just one of the many tasty treats offered at Hill Country Lavender Farm, Texas’ first commercial lavender farm.
Founders Robb Kendrick and Jeannie Ralston were inspired to open the farm after an inspirational trip to Provence to shoot a lavender harvest for a National Geographic story on perfume-making.
Visitors are welcomed by 2,500 lavender plants spread across a two-acre hilltop with a panoramic backdrop of undulating land and striking live oaks.
Visit during lavender peak season from May to July to cut your own lavender.
7. Sprigs and Sprouts
Enjoy this Mediterranean-themed lavender farm which features a “Taste of Tuscany” tasting room with over 60 flavors of infused olive oils and 25-star balsamic vinegars. Guests also rave about their underground aquaponic greenhouse.
Sprigs and Sprouts also has a gift shop with candles, lotions, essential oils and more.
They are open seasonally from mid-February through December 24.
6. White Oak Lavender Farm
If you think guided tours through lavender fields, aromatherapy classes, a wine tasting room, and a life-sized checkerboard sound like the idyllic dream you never want to wake up from, that’s because it is! Not only is White Oak Lavender Farm beautiful, but there’s plenty of fun to be hand with yard games at their outdoor wine bar and live music and snacks in their Tasting Room.
For just $7, you can sample seven wines, two of which are infused with lavender!
This farm is open year-round.
5. Lavender By the Bay
East Marion, NY
This family-owned farm has over 80,000 lavender plants across 17 acres, which make for the dreamiest look while they’re all in bloom. You can purchase fresh or dried lavender, lavender sachets, lavender honey, and more.
Lavender By The Bay is nestled in the North Fork area, home to many local vineyards (yes, that means wine tasting), shopping, and dining.
The farm works with GrowNYC to bring their handcrafted products to local New Yorkers who wish to support local farmers.
Feel free to bring your furry companion with you – as long as they’re friendly and vaccinated!
The farm is open June through October but summer is peak bloom season.
4. Peace Valley Lavender Farms
Bulks County, PA
True to its name, you’ll find nothing but pure relaxation at Peace Valley Lavender Farms. Aside from rolling meadows of violet, you can also take home some lavender-infused bath oil and lavender-infused honey from the gift shop. If you’re lucky, you may also be greeted by the farm’s live-in Border Collie!
Come visit any time year-round.
3. Hood River Lavender Farm
Hood River, Oregon
At number three, we encounter a majestic Pacific Northwest farm, this time in Oregon. Hood River Lavender Farm is a popular tourist attraction that boasts over 75 varieties of lavender. The farm produces and sells lavender body care products in small batches to ensure the highest quality.
Come in July for their annual Lavender Daze festival which features arts and crafts vendors, craft classes, face painting, wine tasting, and of course, U-Pick.
Hood River Lavender Farm also participates in the annual Oregon Lavender Farm Tour which is held the second weekend of July. This statewide event features lavender farms and nurseries all over the state, some of which are only open during the tour. During the tour weekend, many locations will offer special activities ranging from lavender-oriented classes to mini-festivals featuring music, food, vendors … and, of course, lavender.
2. Pelindaba Lavender Farm
San Juan Island, Washington State
This certified-organic lavender farm is one of the largest in the country. If natural personal care products are your thing, you’ll be delighted to know that Pelindaba Lavender Farm’s Gatehouse Farm Store sells over 200 handcrafted products made from lavender essential oil extracted through their on-site distillery. They even carry pet care products for your fur babies!
Come in July for the San Juan Island Lavender Festival and attend demonstrations about lavender cultivation, essential oil distillation, cooking with lavender, and learn about lavender’s many everyday uses.
Don’t forget to try their popular lavender lemonade, lavender iced tea, and lavender cookies!
You can visit the farm from April through October, but during the off-season, the fields are still open for visitors wishing to walk through and take in the sights.
1. Purple Haze Lavender Farm
Sequim, Washington, aka the “Lavender Capital of North America”
Back on the mainland, we find the 12-acre certified organic lavender farm called Purple Haze Lavender Farm, which feels like a picturesque scene out of a storybook. Don’t be surprised if you spot some of the resident animals like peacocks, chickens, and bunnies.
Spend some time perusing through their gift shop filled with organic products, indulge your taste buds with their homemade lavender ice cream, and take a much-needed respite from daily life by staying overnight at their vacation rental, available year-round.
Host your next special celebration, whether it be a magical wedding, a romantic honeymoon, or simply a lush girls’ getaway.
The farm is open June through Labor Day.
That wraps up our top picks for best lavender farms in the United States.
As you can tell, most of the action revolves around the summer blooms, so if you’re looking to take part in the festivities, you better get to it!
Have you been to any of these lavender farms? Do you have any more you’d add to the list? Tell us your thoughts!