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 seven Michigan lavender farms where visitors can walk through beautiful fields or labyrinths. Additionally beneficial to those of us living in the United States or Canada, visiting these farms doesn’t require a transatlantic flight!
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Table of Contents
- Why visit one of Michigan’s lavender farms?
- Michigan Lavender Farms You Should Visit
- Cherry Point Farm & Market
- Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm
- Indigo Lavender Farms
- Lavender Hill Farm
- Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI LLC
- Mid-Michigan Lavender
- Shades of Lavender Farm
- Summerhouse Lavender Farm
- Before You Visit These Michigan Lavender Farms
- Have you been to one of these Michigan lavender farms or one in your area?
Why visit one of Michigan’s lavender farms?
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. Also, many of Michigan’s lavender farms sell distilled essential oil, bath and beauty products, linen sprays, honey, tea, and lemonade made with their lavender.
Additionally, some farms 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!
Cherry Point Farm & Market
Known for its lavender labyrinth surrounding an herb garden, Cherry Point Farm & Market is a worthwhile pit stop when traveling Scenic Drive (B15). You’ll see lavender in bloom from mid to late July often with color lasting into August.
Of course, 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. But, don’t forget to shop at the market, grab a slice of homemade cherry pie, or enjoy a grilled cheese on site.
As of May 1, 2021, Cherry Point Farm & Market will be open daily. Please refer to the farm’s website for up-to-date hours of operation.
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Hart House Bed & Breakfast (12 miles)
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Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm
Located on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm usually offers lavender tours and more than 50 all-natural lavender products produced right on the farm. In addition to lavender, the farm also grows raspberries, cherry trees, grapes, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.
When you visit Harbor View Lavender Farm, you can peek into the 130-year-old barn and learn about the many uses of lavender. You might also get to sample a taste of the farm’s refreshing lavender lemonade.
I recommend scheduling a tour of Harbor View’s farm (if available) while exploring the wineries of Old Mission Peninsula, but you can also stop by the family-owned shop in downtown Traverse City.
For up-to-date hours of operation and availability of classes and tours, please refer to the Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm website.
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Cherry Tree Inn & Suites (17.7 miles)
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Indigo Lavender Farms
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.
Lavender farm tours are offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis from peak bloom on July 5 through Aug. 2 and are included in your admission to the farm. These 30-minute walking tours cover about a half-mile distance, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please note, weather can affect the availability of tours, and social distancing is required.
Please refer to the Indigo Lavender Farms website for up-to-date hours and special events.
Location: 613 North Cedar Street, MI 48444
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Lakefront Lapeer Vacation Rental Home (24 miles)
Lavender Hill Farm
One of the largest commercial lavender farms in Michigan, Lavender Hill Farm has been open since 2003 in Northern Michigan’s Boyne City. The farm offers guided tours, walking trails, a beautiful lavender labyrinth, and a gift shop full of lavender goodies.
During a visit to the farm, an absolute highlight is the seven-circuit lavender labyrinth, where you can walk and meditate. For further exploration, you can see 23 varieties of lavender on the farm’s 33 acres. Whether you walk the trails, cut your own bouquet, watch the bees hard at work, or sip a Lavender Lemonade Fizz, you’re in for a fragrant visit.
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.
Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI LLC
Located in Southwest Michigan’s Berrien County, this 1.25-acre farm has 4,000 lavender plants. Stopping by the farm’s shop, you’ll find farm-made lavender products, including lavender essential oil, fragrant lavender water, and lavender honey.
Lavender Hill Farms of Niles has a gift shop for limited customers to shop at one time. Customers are required to wear a face mask when visiting the gift shop.
In addition to the edible lavender goodies available at the farm’s market, Lavender Hill Farm of Niles also provides recipes for delicious ways to use your lavender.
Follow Lavender Hill Farm of Niles on Facebook to stay updated on classes, special events, and more offered at the farm!
Location: 1219 Morris Drive, Niles, Michigan
This family-owned lavender farm offers U-pick lavender in July and August, a gift shop full of lavender products and Michigan memorabilia, and an Aronia berry garden with more than 300 plants. Located in Marion, the farm is about 20 miles northwest of Clare and about 20 miles southeast of Cadillac in Osceola County. For up-to-date hours and events, please refer to the Mid-Michigan Lavender website.
Location: 17658 N 5th Ave, Marion, Michigan
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cadillac (23 miles)
Shades of Lavender Farm
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. Please refer to the Shades of Lavender Farm’s website for up-to-date hours.
Location: 47222 24th Street, Mattawan, MI 49071
Where I Recommend To Stay Nearby: Kalamazoo House (12 miles)
Summerhouse Lavender Farm
When you visit this one-acre garden, you’ll see 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. Before visiting Summerhouse Lavender Farm, check the website or call 616-414-4090 for hours and tour availability.
Location: 2975 65th Street, Fennville, MI 49408
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Before You Visit These Michigan Lavender Farms
Generally, the best time to visit lavender fields in Michigan is mid-July, when lavender reaches peak bloom. Most of Michigan’s lavender farms open in June, but this is subject to change. Sometimes the lavender’s color will last into August. However, it is always best to check with the farm before visiting for hours, tour availability, and special events.
Please keep in mind lavender needs sunshine and bees in order to thrive. Therefore, when you visit these farms, make sure you have sun protection — such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or a hat. If you are allergic to bee stings, you should also take necessary precautions. Also, if you suffer from seasonal allergies like I do, you might want to consider taking your allergy medication prior to your visit.
Lastly, these are working farms, so wear closed-toe shoes that provide stability for walking on uneven ground.
If you liked this post on Michigan’s lavender farms, check out my other posts on visiting gardens and farms:
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