A favorite family farm visit in Northern Michigan is also the site of a new agricultural crop finding success on the gentle farmlands near the 45th parallel. Rolling hills of lavender are creating a must see destination for tourists, garden clubs, families and plein air artists.
Visitors can enjoy a tour of the fields, join a class in making lavender wands, walk the lavender labyinth, shop a while in the giftshop, or sit under the big walnut tree to relax and contemplate the serene countryside. Individuals and groups can schedule a tour or consultation on growing lavender or beekeeping.
Lavender Hill Farms, established in 2003, is the largest commercial lavender farm in Michigan. The owners are committed to growing healthy varieties to supply the ever increasing demand for fresh and dried flowers, culinary lavender and a variety of sachets for home use. The farm is an earth friendly farm using no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. So suited is the soil in Northern Michigan, that the use of fertilizers and irrigation is not necessary. Over 25 varieties are grown at Lavender Hill Farms, all of which are hand planted and harvested. Visitors are able to pick their own lavender, or perhaps view the distilling process.
THE GIFT SHOP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE WINTER MONTHS
AND WILL REOPEN .....MAY 22, 2014
SHOP FOR YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS.......ONLINE..........www.lavenderhillmichigan.com
GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR
We look forward to seeing you all at the farm in 2014. The staff, affectionately know as "the Lavender HIll Mob" ( after a British movie of the same name, which would make a great winter movie night,) have been dispensed to their winter dens to focus on ideas that will germinate into an exciting summer season for all who visit Lavender Hill Farms in 2014. The winter months are time for study of the plant, scheduling events and coordinating new ideas for implimentation in our gift shop. The staff are most creative and can hardly wait to share them with you. They miss you and the lavender so much that they meet once a month in the wintertime for fun and lunch. Lavender is a plant that bonds......binds?
As we confirm dates and events, we will post them on this site.
Calendar of Events
You'll see the latest as we schedule our summer events, and learn about new activities.
Be well, Stay warm and enjoy wintertime, your friends at Lavender Hill Farms, the "mob"
2014 PLANT LIST
The following varieties have been ordered for the May Plant Sale:
L. x INTERMEDIA
Melissa White Spike
Royal Velvet Grosso
Mitchum Grey Phenonmenal
Elizabeth Cathy Blanc