10 Southern Lavender Farms to Visit

10 Southern Lavender Farms to Visit | Pro Club Bd

Few landscapes can rival the picturesque rolling lavender hills of Provence, France, but many farms in the south offer an enchanting lavender experience without plane ticket! While lavender is a drought tolerant plant, it thrives in dry conditions without the hassle of moisture. But that doesn’t stop many Southern farmers from growing the beautiful, ornamental, and calming plant. Lavender has many superpowers. It can relieve anxiety and promote sleep; it also keeps bugs away and helps with hair loss.

The picking window is tight every summer (usually just a few weeks in June and July) and changes from farm to farm and region to region, so check these farms to see where you can still pick, where to shop online and Where You Should be planning a road trip for next U-Pick season.

Mulberry Lavender Farm and B&B
Mulberry, Tennessee

This Tennessee farm features lavender and many more! Once owned by whiskey distiller Jack Daniel, this historic property now features a working farm, farm shop and bed and breakfast. Stay in the 1860s farmhouse or rent the entire romantic Lavender Cottage – both include a daily organic breakfast, soothing herbal scents and friendly farm buddies. Just driving by, browse the shop for essential oils and soaps made on the farm, as well as vegetables, fresh bread and meats.

An easy scenic drive from Nashville, Chattanooga or Huntsville, this lavender farm is a destination in itself. The area is known for its distilleries, civil war history, colonial homes, antiques and natural beauty. Image: Mulberry Lavender Farm and B&B

Lavender Wynde Farm
Harvest, Alabama

Lavender Wynde Farm is a small family owned herb farm near Huntsville, AL. Land-nourishing, sustainable farming techniques create a menu of botanical essential oils, extractions, tinctures and infusions. Visitors can book an appointment to walk among the soothing rows of lavender plants, shop in person direct from the farmer, or shop online from anywhere!

Lookout Lavender
Rising Fawn, Georgia

Farm owners Alice and Bill are truly “mom and dad” sharing their little slice of Lookout Mountain heaven with you! They founded Lookout Lavender to get away from the stressful hustle and bustle of life. During the growing season, they open their rolling fields to explorers and buyers seeking the calming properties of lavender plants. The Lav Shack is a delightful showcase open on Saturdays during the summer and also hosts educational classes and events such as the popular Lavender 101 Class.

Lookout lavender farm at dusk

We’ll pull up an Adirondack chair to this view every day! Image: Lookout Lavender via Facebook

White Oak Lavender
Harrisonburg, Virginia

This lavender farm in Virginia is also a winery, so we’re already intrigued. In addition to their “U-Pick” season, White Oak Lavender Farm (the acronym WOLF became the winery’s name: The Purple WOLF) offers seasonal guided tours as well as farm animals, a life-size chess board, a walking maze, a distillery and a drying barn and beautiful duck pond. You can also sign up for a lavender wreath or wand making class (a glass of wine included!).

Gigi’s lavender farm
White’s Creek, Tennessee

Gigi is an undeniable lavender pro. Not only does she run her own farm (which can only be visited by appointment), but she also operates as a nursery, supplying thousands of lavender plants to other farms across the country. She grows 10 unique lavender plants and sells a variety of whimsical products, from aprons to lavender-filled stuffed unicorns.

Growers and pickers harvesting hybrid lavender plants

‘Phenomenal’ is a heat and moisture tolerant lavender hybrid that will stand up to winter. And deer don’t like this strain as much as others! It’s perfect for the south and one of the 10 various lavender plants that Gigi grows. Image: Gigi’s Lavender Farm

Big Roots farm
Hawesville, Kentucky

Kentucky is a popular place to grow lavender, and Big Root Farm is all about teaching its healing properties. During their open season, you can cut your own bundles of lavender, walk the maze, enjoy nature, sip a lavender lemonade, purchase the farm’s goods, or attend events ranging from guided meditations to art workshops.

Woodstock Lavender Co.
Somerset, Kentucky

A SB writer just visited and reported on this farm, but we need to talk more about it! Multi-generational Woodstock Farm started in the 1920s with just $600. Today, a mother-daughter duo runs a carefully curated shop, seasonal farm events, and a culinary subscription box service so popular it’s only wait-listed. Woodstock is all about incorporating lavender into your bathroom AND kitchen (hello, lavender syrup in your morning latte!).

Woman in lavender field at Woodstock Lavender Farm

Join the email list for this farm’s fun events, cooking classes, and subscription box refills! Image: Woodstock Lavender Co. via Facebook

Lavender Kisses Farm
Hollow Rock, Tennessee

Larry and Stacie want to share their love for this special plant with the world through their grow kits, handmade products and farm visits. They invite lavender lovers and day trippers alike to reboot the old nervous system amidst the tranquility of their farm. Pending your visit, you can buy small-batch tinctures like pillow/linen spray and luxurious Dead Sea bath salts here.

Twin Creek’s Lavender
Williamston, South Carolina

Pack a picnic and a truckload of friends and head to Twin Creeks Farm for the next harvest season. Each ticket day brings visitors, food trucks and other local vendors for a lively lavender celebration. Twin Creeks products are popular in boutiques and farmers markets, and owner Michelle Ducworth is attracting media attention across the South.

The lavender field in Twin Creeks South Carolina

The century-old farm near our favorite Greenville, SC was formerly used for cattle but has recently brought seven species and 7,000 lavender plants to the fields. Image: Twin Creeks Lavender via Facebook

King George Lavender Co.
Barnwell, South Carolina

This Carolina farm grows 8,000 lavender plants in three varieties and sells its produce (and more) at the nearby gift shop, The Mercantile. The farm hosts events, weddings, yoga classes, distillery demonstrations, and art classes even after the seasonal “U-Pick” days are over.

To the magical lavender plants we didn’t know could thrive in the sticky south. May you pick, buy, enjoy and even GROW it in the months to come.

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