Visitors to Lavender Hills Farm, in Boyne City, Michigan, can enjoy a tour of the glorious lavender fields, join a class in making lavender wands, sample lavender ice cream, 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 will be able to pick their own lavender, or perhaps view the distilling process. Available this summer is custom blended lavender tea.
Private tours by appointment. 231-582-3784
Gift shop hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm. Saturday, 10am-3pm. June 15 through September 17.