Originally a strawberry and melon farm in the early 1900's, Lavender Ridge Farms owners Jane Dane and Jerry Ware revived the family land in 2006 with a crop of lavender planted on a gentle slope near a wooded edge of the property. Since this revival, the farm has become home to several perennial gardens, a large bearded iris collection, our lavender café, garden center and gift shop that includes over a hundred of our handmade products and other great garden items and decór.
While visiting the farm, guests can walk through and view our various gardens and lavender field, cut fresh bunches of lavender during blooming season (early June - July as available). Enjoy visiting with our adopted/rescued farm animals, bird watching of dozens of migratory and native birds or just hang out and relax under one of our large oak trees. Along with the natural and introduced beauty at the farm, a unique dining experience awaits under the shady canopy of trees at our on-site café. Our menu includes lavender inspired entrees, desserts and beverages in addition to traditional lunch fare.
We welcome visitors Friday through Sunday from March through October. The farm offers new forms of beauty monthly, making your visit special each time. Plan your trip soon - we can't wait to see you!
PARKING & ENTRANCE FEE: We do not charge parking or an entrance fee.
U-PICK LAVENDER SEASON: Our lavender typically blooms early June through July - Mother Nature controls this timing so check back for update or follow up on social media for updates. We replanted the field in 2022/2023 so the 2023 season will have a limited amount of lavender available to cut.
FARM APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR: All of the maintained areas of the farm are grass, sandy soil or gravel. Please choose your footwear appropriate for the day's weather.
PET POLICY: While we appreciate and love all animals at Lavender Ridge, for the protection and safety of our customers and our farm animals, we ask that you please keep your furry friends at home.
ACCESSIBILITY: The gift shop, cafe and restroom are wheelchair accessible. However, please be aware that the majority of our grounds are sandy soil, grass and gravel so it can be difficult to maneuver a wheelchair or walker when exploring beyond the main buildings.
FARM ANIMALS: A majority of our feathered friends and animals on the farm have been rescued or adopted. We ask that during your visit you enjoy visiting with our residents, but please do not feed them.