Imagining rows of purple flowers and the scent of lavender in the air? It’s certainly on my bucket list to visit Provence, France, for this very reason. In the meantime, I’ve found eight Michigan lavender farms where visitors can walk through beautiful fields or labyrinths. And, visiting these farms don’t require a transatlantic flight!
In addition to its beauty, lavender is sought after for its medicinal properties, fragrance, and use in food and beverages. Many of these Michigan lavender farms have gift shops where visitors can purchase hand-crafted lavender products such as distilled essential oil, bath and beauty products, linen sprays, honey, tea, and lemonade. Some farms also allow you to cut your own bouquet of fresh lavender for a small fee, and many sell bundles of both fresh and dried lavender.
Michigan Lavender Farms You Should Visit
Explore the map below to find a Michigan lavender farm to visit!
1. Cherry Point Farm & Market | Shelby
The farm announced its lavender is in bloom from mid- to late July with color lasting into August. A visit to Cherry Point Farm wouldn’t be complete without wandering around the labyrinth, where something is always in bloom in the herb garden. Don’t forget to shop the market and grab a slice of homemade cherry pie!
9600 W. Buchanan Road, Shelby, Michigan 49455 | Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Daily, June 20 – Labor Day
Where I Recommend To Stay Nearby: Hart House Bed & Breakfast
2. Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm | Traverse City
Located on Traverse City’s Old Mission Penninsula, Harbor View Lavender Farm offers tours for $10/person. Tours feature a peek into the 130-year-old barn, education about the many uses of lavender, a taste of lavender lemonade, and a 10% discount off a $15 purchase of lavender plants or products. Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm also has a storefront in downtown Traverse City.
Farm Address: 17770 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686 | Farm Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily, April – October
3. Indigo Lavender Farms | Imlay City
One of the closest lavender farms to the Detroit area, Indigo Lavender Farms is a nearly 20-acre, woman-owned family farm with 14,000 lavender plants. The farm sells oil, honey, chamomile tea, and a variety of bath and beauty products all made with lavender.
613 North Cedar Street, MI 48444 | Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday
Where I Recommend To Stay Nearby: Lakefront Lapeer House
4. Lavender Hill Farm | Boyne City
One of the largest commercial lavender farms in Michigan, Lavender Hill Farm has been open since 2003. The farm offers guided golf cart tours of the property for $4 per person. You can also meditate in the lavender labyrinth, explore 23 varieties of lavender on the farm’s 33 acres, hand cut your own bouquet, watch the bees hard at work, and visit the gift shop. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily May through October, the gift shop carries spa and bath products and a variety of foods made with lavender. You’ll find lavender jelly, simple syrup, cookies, beverages, balsamic vinegar, and even Moomer’s ice cream.
7354 Horton Bay Rd. North, Boyne City, MI 49712 | Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
5. Lavender Hill Farm of Niles | Niles
In Berrien County in Southwest Michigan, the 1.25 acre farm has 4,000 lavender plants. Stop by the farm’s shop for farm-made lavender products, including lavender essential oil, fragrant lavender water, and lavender honey. The farm offers U-pick lavender from late June until late July or until the flowers are gone. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, you can pick a bunch for $5. Scissors and twist ties will be provided.
1219 Morris Drive, Niles, Michigan | Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Where I Recommend To Stay Nearby: The Morris Estate
6. Pinnebog Creek Lavender Farm | Bad Axe
Located in Michigan’s Thumb, this certified organic lavender farm opens its fields and retail shop to the public in June and July.
2367 S Van Dyke Rd, Bad Axe, MI 48413 | Hours: Noon – 6 p.m. Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, June & July
7. Shades of Lavender Farm | Mattawan
The Shades of Lavender Farm, located outside of Kalamazoo in Mattawan, allows visitors to explore its lavender field and cut their own bundle. You can also purchase hand-crafted products, including candles and bath products. The farm also plans to host classes on making soap, lavender wands, lavender wreaths, food, and drink.
47222 24th Street, Mattawan, MI 49071 | Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday
8. Summerhouse Lavender Farm | Fennville
Visit this one acre garden packed with 825 lavender plants of seven varieties. Plus, you can explore the Japanese and rock gardens, perennials, and birch trees around the property. The farm also sells lavender honey, candles, essential oils, and bath products.
2975 65th Street, Fennville, MI 49408 | Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Sunday, Mother’s Day – Labor Day
Before You Visit These Michigan Lavender Farms
Generally lavender fields in Michigan open in June with peak bloom in mid-July and color sometimes into August. Keep in mind that lavender needs sunshine and bees in order to thrive. So, when you visit these farms, make sure you have sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and an EpiPen if you are allergic to bees. If you have seasonal allergies, you might want to consider taking your allergy medication prior to your visit. Also, these are working farms, so wear closed-toe shoes that provide stability for walking on uneven ground.
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Have you been to one of these Michigan lavender farms or one in your area?
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