Imagining rows of purple flowers and the scent of lavender in the air? If you’ve dreamed of a Taylor-approved lavender haze, you will love visiting these Michigan lavender farms, u-pick lavender fields, beautiful lavender gardens, and unique lavender festivals.
That’s right, you don’t have to travel all the way to Provence, France, to stroll through fields of aromatic lavender. I’ve found 16 Michigan lavender farms where visitors will see beautiful lavender fields, gardens, or labyrinths.
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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 the Michigan lavender farms I recommend in this Michigan lavender field guide 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 of Michigan’s best lavender 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.
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Are you planning a trip to Michigan? Or, are you a fellow Michigander hoping to find fun things to do and unique places to eat?
Before we delve further into the beautiful lavender fields in Michigan, I want to share some helpful resources with you. I have written a number of travel and dining guides for the following Michigan destinations:
Michigan Lavender Farms You Should Visit
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New in June 2023, Belle Lavande opened its 40-acre lavender farm in Stockbridge with 450 varieties of lavender, opportunities for visitors to cut their own fresh lavender, date-night events, and watercolor painting workshops throughout the summer.
It’s free to visit the farm to see the beautiful plots of lavender in shades of purple, blue, red, and white — all of which is chemical-free intermediate cultivar lavender farmed with organic methods.
When you visit during lavender bloom, you may cut your own bundles of fresh lavender for $18 per bundle. You should also bring your own shears and a basket to collect your cuttings, but cutting kits may be available to purchase.
In addition to growing lavender, the farm’s owners are adding a butterfly garden and working to restore and preserve their property’s woodlands, wetlands, and wild grasslands.
You can also visit the Belle Lavande store in downtown Plymouth to shop for lavender products throughout the year.
Location: 2454 Kane Rd., Stockbridge, MI 49285
2023 Hours: Check @bellelavande40 on Instagram for updates!
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: North Lake House with three bedrooms (sleeps 6), three bathrooms, and balcony with a fire pit and lake views (Approx. 16 miles)
Blake’s Farms is a 120-acre family farm in Armada, approximately 45 miles north of Downtown Detroit. In addition to growing lavender, Blake’s Farms grows other flowers, fruits, and vegetables and hosts an annual lavender festival.
The two best ways to see lavender at Blake’s Farms is to cut your own lavender in the U-pick field or to attend Blake’s Lavender Festival in mid-July.
You can pick your own lavender from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Blake’s Farms. To pick your own lavender, visit Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill and follow the signs for U-pick. There, you’ll receive a container to hold your lavender cuttings.
Once you have finished, your lavender will be weighed for purchasing. Since you must spend a minimum of $20, you may want to cut other fresh flowers and/or pick fruits or vegetables in addition to lavender. You can click here to see which seasonal produce is available to pick at Blake’s Farms.
Location: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill, 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005
2023 Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Maple Cove Bed & Breakfast (Approx. 12 miles)
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).
If you are camping or staying nearby in Pentwater, Mears, Silver Lake State Park, or Ludington, you may want to add Cherry Point Farm & Market to your Michigan summer vacation itinerary. You’ll have your best chance at seeing the purple lavender in bloom from mid-July through early-August.
Of course, a visit to Cherry Point Farm & Market wouldn’t be complete without wandering around the labyrinth, where something is always in bloom in the herb garden.
Also, don’t forget to shop at the market, grab a slice of homemade cherry pie, or enjoy a grilled cheese on site!
2023 Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Aug. 27
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Cottage on Lake Michigan with 3 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 3 bathrooms, hot tub, and lakefront views in Mears, Michigan (Approx. 9 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.
You’ll find lavender in bloom beginning in June. If you unfortunately miss the lavender bloom, you may find something else in season. In addition to lavender, the farm also grows raspberries, cherries, plums, apricots, grapes, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees.
When you visit Harbor View Nursery & 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 stopping by Harbor View’s farm on Old Mission Peninsula during a break from wine tasting, but you can also stop by the family-owned shop in downtown Traverse City, Glen Arbor, and downtown Suttons Bay.
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Delamar Traverse City (14.7 miles)
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Indigo Lavender Farms
Indigo Lavender Farms is a 50-acre lavender farm in Imlay City with more than 14,000 lavender plants.
The woman-owned and veteran-owned farm sells oil, honey, chamomile tea, and a variety of bath and beauty products all made with lavender.
Visiting Indigo Lavender Farms could be a fun day trip by car from Flint (approx. 35 miles), Port Huron (approx. 40 miles), Detroit (approx. 60 miles), and Saginaw (approx. 70 miles) in Michigan as well as from Sarnia, Ontario (approx. 65 km/40 miles).
Typically, lavender begins blooming in late June and may last through August, but peak bloom usually falls in the first two weeks of July.
During the U-pick lavender season, lavender farm tours are also offered. These 30-minute walking tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis during the peak bloom. You should check with the farm when these tours are offered each season as dates may vary year to year based on the timing of peak bloom.
Indigo Lavender Farms also hosts a variety of events, such as Sunday brunches, Friday date nights, wreath-making workshops, and festivals on the farm.
Additionally, Indigo Lavender Farms is available to book for private photoshoots (bridal, engagement, family, maternity, or senior portraits) and weddings.
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Royal Park Hotel (30 miles)
Lavender Hill Farm
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.
To see the lavender in full bloom, it is best to visit Lavender Hill Farm in July when the bees are buzzing around rows of purple flowers.
If you visit in August, you’ll catch the lavender harvest, and don’t miss thousands of lavender bunches hanging bloom-side down in the drying shed at this time. You’ll love the aroma of the drying lavender. Plus, August visitors will see the farm’s sunflowers in bloom!
The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May through October, and it carries spa and bath products and a variety of foods made with lavender. You’ll find all kinds of edible lavender treats including jelly, simple syrup, cookies, beverages, Fustini’s balsamic vinegar, and Moomer’s ice cream.
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily
Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI LLC
Located in Southwest Michigan’s Berrien County, Lavender Hill Farms of Niles is a 1.25-acre farm offering u-pick throughout July of its 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.
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
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday & Saturday or by appointment (gift shop only)
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: The Morris Estate (1.3 miles)
Lavender Lane has more than 6 acres of lavender plants at its farm in Milan, near Ann Arbor. This Southeast Michigan lavender farm also offers seasonal u-pick lavender, more than 75 products in its shop, and an annual Lavender Harvest Festival.
During the U-pick season, you can visit the farm to cut your own bundles of fresh lavender for $10/bundle or three for $25.
Throughout the rest of the year, you can purchase lavender-infused products at the Lavender Lane on Main shop in downtown Milan. You’ll find lavender-infused CBD, CBD oil and lotion, essential oils, and other bath, body, and home products available all year long and online.
Lavender Lane also hosts an annual Lavender Harvest Festival. During the festivities, you can cut your own lavender, pose for photo-ops, sip lavender lemonade, and shop for the farm’s lavender and CBD products. Plus, there are food trucks and more than 75 artisan vendors.
Location: 12040 Plank Rd., Milan, MI 48160
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday (June – July)
Lavender Life Company
Lavender Life Company is a family farm in Caledonia, outside of Grand Rapids in West Michigan.
Lavender Life Co. only allows visitors to cut their own fresh lavender during the Lavender Harvest in June, but visitors are always welcome to shop at the Lavender Life Barn during business hours.
If Lavender Life Company rings a bell, it may be because actress Drew Barrymore featured the lavender neck wrap on her talk show! In addition to warming lavender neck wraps, Lavender Life Co. makes its own aromatherapy line, DermaLife all-natural skin care systems, and gourmet lavender food products.
Plus, Lavender Life Co. donates one cozy, lavender-stuffed plush toy to a child in foster care for every “Xander Bunny” stuffed animal sold. Filled with lavender buds, known to have a calming effect and reduce stress, the Xander Bunnies can be comforting travel or sleep companions and possibly help children struggling with anxiety, insomnia, or ADHD.
Location: 464 Stanton Farms Dr., Caledonia, MI 49316
2023 Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday (Lavender Life Barn shop only)
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (Approx. 20 miles)
This family-owned lavender farm in Marion offers self-serve U-pick lavender for $5 per bundle from July 1 through Labor Day weekend.
Mid-Michigan Lavender also sells potted lavender for $5, has a gift shop full of lavender products and Michigan memorabilia, and has a garden with more than 300 Aronia berry plants.
Location: 17658 N 5th Ave, Marion, Michigan
2023 U-pick Hours: Open daily (self service)
Gift Shop Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (July and August)
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: A farm stay at Harvest Village Bed & Breakfast (Approx. 25 miles)
Ocimeae Lavender Farm
Located in between Brighton and Lansing, Ocimeae Lavender Farm is a lavender farm and wedding venue that offers u-pick lavender, classes, and both public and private events in Webberville.
U-pick lavender is only offered in the first two weeks of July for $15 per bundle, but classes and public events are offered beyond that brief u-pick season.
You can register for classes on lavender pruning techniques, growing lavender from seed, harvesting lavender, distilling lavender into essential oil, and more lavender-centric topics.
Public events at Ocimeae Lavender Farm include Friday and Saturday date nights in the lavender field. You bring the blanket, and the farm provides a charcuterie board and bottled water for a memorable evening for two!
Ocimeae Lavender Farm is also a wedding venue, where Southern Michigan couples can wed among blooming lavender and host an evening of dancing in the timber frame barn.
Location: 3123 N. Gramer Rd., Webberville, MI 48892
2023 U-Pick Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daily (First two weeks of July)
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Beautiful Country Cottage with two bedrooms (sleeps 6), two bathrooms, and an outdoor fire pit in Williamston (Approx. 10 miles)
Secret Garden at Brys Estate
After sipping wines at Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery on Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula, you should visit the Secret Garden at Brys Estate.
In this “hidden” garden of a Michigan winery, you’ll see a beautiful flower garden with a gazebo. The garden includes a strawberry patch, an herb garden, a perennial garden, and 6,000 lavender plants of 11 varieties.
During your visit, you can stroll through the garden or have a picnic. In July, a section of the lavender plants are reserved for U-cut, and you can also pick herbs and perennial flowers at this time, too!
Also, I recommend you visit the gift shop to purchase a refreshing lavender lemonade or a treat. My husband and I had delicious cookies during our visit.
On a hot day summer day it’s hard to pass up the custom-flavor ice cream made by local dairy farm and creamery Moomer’s Ice Cream using the garden’s own strawberries and lavender. Then take a seat on the gift shop’s wrap-around porch and enjoy the lavender views!
The Secret Garden at Brys Estate gift shop also sells lavender bath, body, and home products made locally on the Old Mission Peninsula.
Location: 3309 Blue Water Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
2023 Hours: 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Daily
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: Delamar Traverse City (11 miles)
Shades of Lavender Farm
The new owner, who purchased the farm from its original owner in 2021, also plans to add forest mushrooms, butterfly gardens, sunflowers, and dried botanicals.
The farm is open to visitors year-round. During peak lavender bloom in the summertime, you can cut your own bundle to take home. U-pick usually runs through July into early August.
Shades of Lavender Farm also has a gift shop where you’ll find hand-crafted products, including hand-blended tea, lavender essential oils made at the farm, candles, and lavender bath products.
Location: 47222 24th Street, Mattawan, MI 49071
2023 Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday
Where I Recommend To Stay Nearby: Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center (13 miles)
Sixteen Sprigs Lavender Farm
This Mid-Michigan lavender farm has grown from its 2014 beginning as a lavender garden in downtown Lansing to a second location, a small lavender farm 47 miles north in Alma, that opened in June 2023.
The new Alma lavender farm has about 1,200 lavender plants to see and a lavender boutique in an old farmhouse.
Sixteen Sprigs’ lavender is typically in bloom from mid-June through July, and you can visit the farm to pick your own lavender during this bloom season.
Additionally, at Sixteen Springs North, you can book a 45-minute tour of the lavender farm, a yoga class in the lavender field, or a workshop to learn about lavender farm care, how to make a lavender wreath, or other artistic activities. There is also a Lil Lavender Farmer experience for kids!
Though Sixteen Sprigs North Lavender Farm is now open to visitors, you can can still visit Sixteen Sprigs’ demonstration garden in downtown Lansing.
You could stop by the garden during a Lansing day trip to tour the Michigan State Capitol, when visiting nearby Michigan State University, or when spending a weekend at Graduate East Lansing.
Also, both Sixteen Sprigs’ Lansing garden and Alma lavender farm are eco-friendly attractions where organic farming methods are practiced.
Sixteen Sprigs Demonstration Garden Location: 1211 Clark St., Lansing, MI
2023 Demonstration Garden Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday (June 20 – July 15)
Sixteen Sprigs North Location: 4851 N. State Rd., Alma, MI
2023 Sixteen Sprigs North Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday – Saturday (June 8 – Aug. 30)
Where I Recommend You Stay Nearby: The 3one3 Boutique Hotel (4 miles to Sixteen Sprigs North), Saravilla Bed & Breakfast (4.3 miles to Sixteen Sprigs North), Graduate East Lansing (2.9 miles from Sixteen Sprigs Demonstration Garden)
Summerhouse Lavender Farm
If you are planning a summer vacation to the Saugatuck and Douglas area, you can stay right on this West Michigan lavender farm. The Lavender House Vacation Rental is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home right on a working 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.
Tours of the lavender farm are also available, and you should schedule your tour in advance by calling the farm at 616-498-1144.
Additionally, Summerhouse Lavender Farm hosts a variety of public events, such as yoga on the farm and its annual Bloom Festival celebrating lavender and the arts.
It is also available to rent for private events, including intimate weddings and dinner parties.
Location: 2975 65th Street, Fennville, MI 49408
2023 Hours: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday (Mother’s Day – Mid-October)
Before You Visit These Michigan Lavender Farms
Generally, the best time to visit most lavender fields in Michigan is mid-July, when lavender reaches peak bloom in most of Michigan.
However, you’ll find most of Michigan’s lavender farms are open by June, and sometimes the lavender’s color will last into August. Of course, checking with the farm before visiting for hours, tour availability, and special events is always best.
Please keep in mind that lavender needs sunshine and bees in order to thrive.
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.
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