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Best Lavender Fields Found Around the Sound

Flourishing Lavender Fields in Washington - MaryRose Denton - Meraki Travels

Who Needs Provence, France?

Summer in the Pacific Northwest isn’t just about clear skies and basking in the warmth. It’s also heralded by the arrival of another kind of beauty: fragrant lavender fields bursting with purple blooms. Who needs a plane ticket to Provence when you can experience this magic right here in Washington State?

Western Washington, particularly pockets like Sequim, Friday Harbor, Port Angeles, and Arlington, transforms into a haven for lavender enthusiasts during these summer months. With its balance of sunshine and cool nights, the temperate climate here provides the perfect environment for lavender to thrive, even though it may favor sun-drenched locations. Well-drained soil, ideally sandy, is another key factor for happy lavender plants.

The peak bloom window for lavender fields stretches from late June through August.  Many varieties kick off their bloom cycle in late June, reaching their most magnificent state in July, and becoming ready for harvest by August. Some late bloomers will continue to grace the fields with their presence into September and October.

Once harvested, the lavender flowers embark on a new journey. Many are dried or processed through distillation to create the ever-popular lavender essential oil we’ve all come to love. The fragrant essence also finds its way into soaps, lotions, and candles, adding a touch of luxury to our everyday lives.

“Washington’s Provence”

Sequim, nestled on the Olympic Peninsula’s tip in Clallam County, has earned the charming nickname, “America’s Provence” for a reason. Over 20 family-owned lavender farms carpet the region’s fields with this beautiful and aromatic plant.

So, if you’re a lavender aficionado, make sure to carve out some time this summer to explore these fragrant destinations. Here is the best line-up of farms to jumpstart your lavender adventure:

Pacific Blue Lavender rows in a flourishing Sequim, WA lavender field.
A Lavender Hillside, Sequim WA – Photo by MaryRose Denton

Sequim Lavender Farms

Purple Haze Organic Lavender Farm

This 12-acre haven offers a plethora of lavender varieties to wander through. Sip on refreshing lavender lemonade or indulge in a lavender ice cream cone while you’re there! It’s a perfect spot for a picnic, allowing you to embrace the floral magic in the air fully. They’re pet-friendly and open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, stretching from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

For those who crave a truly immersive experience, they even have a vacation rental on the property, so you can wake up to lavender fields right outside your window!

The Lavender Connection

This family-run farm boasts over 40 lavender varieties in stunning shades ranging from light pink to deep purple, all spread across 5.5 acres. Design your own fragrant bouquet by picking from their fields, or simply relax on one of their benches and soak in the breathtaking scenery. 

Before you leave, explore their enticing selection of homemade lavender products, housed in their old-fashioned barn. They also pride themselves on distilling their lavender, offering a range of 18 essential oils. Their hours run from Friday through Monday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until Labor Day.

Close-up of a Purple Haze Lavender field in Sequim, WA.
Purple Haze Field Sequim WA – Photo by MaryRose Denton

Victor’s Lavender Farm

This working farm provides a unique and educational experience. They offer workshops alongside the bounty of their breathtaking fields. Stroll through their charming old milking barn, now transformed into a retail store, or take a walk through the lavender drying barn to witness rows upon rows of lavender bundles hanging to dry.

Victor’s also maintains a field named Victor’s Rain Shadow Lavender, a haven for those who appreciate the full bloom glory, as it’s purposely left unharvested and flourishes well into fall. The majestic Olympic Mountains rising in the background create a picture-perfect backdrop. Enjoy a meditative walk through their lavender labyrinth or explore their retail store overflowing with all things lavender before you depart.

Jardin Du Soleil Lavender

This 10-acre certified organic lavender farm offers more than just mesmerizing rows of lavender. Ever dreamt of being a lavender farmer for a day? Well, here’s your chance!  The Lavender Experience allows you to step into the shoes of a lavender farmer, learning the intricacies of growing, harvesting, and drying the flowers.

You can also chat with the farm owners and gain insights into the distillation and processing of lavender. If being a farmer isn’t your cup of tea, you can still relish the beauty of the fields. Be sure to explore the garden maze and visit the farm animals while you breathe in the intoxicating scent and admire the captivating scenery. The farm is open year-round.

Kitty B’s Lavender Farm

Iconic White Bicycle at Kitty B's Lavender Farm
Iconic “White Bicycle” at Kitty B’s – Photo by MaryRose Denton

Step back in time at this charming 2.5-acre farm. A white picket fence and a bicycle overflowing with lavender bundles create a picture-perfect welcome. Breathe in the calming scents and slow down your pace. Spread out a picnic amidst the beauty, or simply close your eyes and soak in the serenity.

Kitty B’s allows you to create your own fragrant memories by offering U-pick lavender. They’re open Fridays through Sundays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, so you can unwind and relish the essence of summer.

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Vashon Island

Lavender Hill Farm

10425 SW 238th St., Vashon Island

This tiny working farm is only a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle. You can leisurely stroll through the lavender fields on this tiny farm. For $15.00, you can pick a bundle to take home or select from their ready-made wreaths and pre-picked bunches. You can find aromatic bath products and goodies in their farm store such as lavender shortbread and soda. Leashed pets are welcome.

Closeup of flowering lavender
Flowering Lavender at Lavender Hill Farm – Photo by MaryRose Denton

For those of you headed north don’t forget Whidbey Island or an additional quick stop in Arlington.

Whidbey Island

Western Sun Lavender

2530 Darst Rd, Coupeville

Here, nestled amidst the scenic beauty of the region, this family-run haven offers a chance to wander through fragrant fields boasting a variety of lavender colors from white to dark purple. Breathe in the calming scent as you explore, or unwind with a picnic lunch taking in the stunning Olympic Mountain views.

If you’re feeling creative, you can even snip your own lavender bundles to take home a piece of Whidbey Island’s fragrant charm. Open weekends during the summer for U-cut and farm walks, Western Sun Lavender Farm is a delightful escape for anyone seeking a dose of lavender serenity. Reserve tickets in advance for a self-guided tour of the farm and to access the farm’s picnic area.

Arlington

Purple Robe Lavender

Seeking a breath of fresh air and tranquility? Purple Robe Lavender, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, is your answer. Their motto, “breathe in a field of calm,” perfectly captures the essence of this farm. Explore their U-pick fields, find the perfect lavender plants to cultivate your own fragrant haven at home, and browse their enticing selection of lavender products at the Farmstand gift store.

A day trip or even an afternoon spent here, surrounded by lavender, is guaranteed to leave you feeling rejuvenated. Their current hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

When headed on a road trip south of the city, be sure to put Olympia on your map and in your itinerary for a beautiful day of lavender hopping.

Thurston County

Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm

9733 Evergreen Valley Rd. SE., Olympia

Don’t miss this boutique farm specializing in all things lavender! This flower haven bursts with rows of fragrant purple blooms and is a dedication to organic growing practices. Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm offers a delightful escape for the senses. Meander through their fields, taking in the intoxicating aroma of over 13 English lavender varieties. Breathe deep and let the calming essence wash over you.

If you’re looking for a memento, explore their on-site gift shop brimming with an enticing selection of lavender products, from fresh and dried flowers to essential oils and handcrafted gifts.

Schirm Loop Homestead Lavender Farm

2434 Schirm Loop Rd, NW Olympia

Located on a gently sloping hill overlooking the South Sound and Mount Rainier, sits Schirm Loop Homestead Lavender Farm. This picturesque farm offers breathtaking views alongside their vibrant lavender fields for visitors to explore. They cultivate a variety of lavender varieties. So, wander through all the rows, soaking in the calming scent and the beauty of the blooms.

This Homestead offers U-cut experiences, allowing you to snip your own lavender and take a piece of their fragrant paradise home. Be sure to watch for their annual lavender festival.

Photo by MaryRose Denton

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So, forget Provence, check out one of Washington’s prime lavender farms. Or better yet, download Meraki Travels’ ready-made Road Trip Packing Checklist to plan a road trip through the purple haze of summer.


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