The pick-your-own lavender season at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! We went back again this year. I’ll admit, I played hookey from work and took my kiddo to the lavender picking fields.
The season runs from June 3rd to July 10th so if you haven’t been, make sure to plan a day to go!
Let me share wth you the fun we had on our visit.
Oh joyous lavender. The view from the top of the fields is majestic, the smell aromatic!
Not only will you be able to pick-your-own lavender, you’ll also enjoy the bunny looking zoo, darling playhouse, lavender treats, and the Lavender Shop.
What to Expect
We arrived shortly after opening time on a perfect, sunny day. Everyone lined up our cars along the marked gravel road and paid our admission in the lavender shop.
My kiddo and I were greeted by the owner who told us to head up to the field where her mother was tending to the fields.
I got a wonderful history of the farm from the mother and daughter duo. The daughter bought a house on the property which was part of a former dairy farm.
She asked what would be a good thing to grow and farmers suggested rosemary or lavender.
The pair learned everything about growing and cultivating lavender solely by reading books. It’s such a neat story and it probably helped that the grandmother was raised on a farm in Pennsylvania.
Two types each of English and French lavender are available for picking: Rosea, Hidcote, Provence and Pierre Grosso.
I also purchased a potted lavender plant that includes Croxton’s Wild and Blue River.
Two friendly farm cats and a dog roam the property along with adorable rabbits you can pet.
You can even purchase one of the bunnies. If you’re lucky, you may be able to visit the chicken coop where we found an unusual green egg!
Pick Your Own Lavender
It is a short walk with a very slight incline to the fields. It is easy to maneuver through the rows.
Whether you’re looking for arrangements, crafts or culinary purposes, the employees on the farm can help you select the right kind of lavender.
Children will have so much fun on the farm. Small and big baskets are lined up to gather the lavender stems. Children must use round nose scissors which fit better for little hands.
Under the tent by the fields are tables and a container of lavender mint tea with purple cups. The purple theme runs throughout the Seven Oaks. My daughter and I were one of several families wearing the popular color.
More at Seven Oaks
There is a fantastic playhouse called the Darling Playhouse, with a pint-sized porch chair, toy kitchen and a loft. Outside is a rocking horse and farm play set.
It is really cute and if I didn’t have to go to work, we would have spent more than a hour enjoying Seven Oaks.
The shop is full of delightful things. I loaded up! You’ll find great lavender products like:
- Lavender cupcakes
- Lavender lemonade
- Lavender vanilla lip balm
- Homemade soap
- Lavender salt caramels
- Lavender shortbread
- An eye pillow
- Local honey
- Farm fresh chicken eggs
A nice touch is the complimentary lavender infused water.
Hours & When to Go
The pick-your-own lavender season at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is open daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays, and 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekends.
The season runs from June 3rd to July 10th.
They do have special Events on Mini-Fest Weekends which will be held on June 18, 19, 25 and 26, 2022.
Pricing & Tickets
Admission fees are $6 for adults age 16 and up, and $4 for children ages 4 and up.
Admission includes 20 free you pick lavender stems. You can purchase additional lavender blooms for 15 cents per stem.
You can purchase tickets online but you do not need to make a reservation for a specific time.
Good to Know
- They provide scissors, baskets, rubber bands, paper towels and plastic bags
- Bring insect repellent as the bugs can be out and about
- In addition to lavender picking, you can enroll in classes to make fun projects with lavender
- There are other events at Seven Oaks so make sure to check the website for details
- On Mondays, the farm allows dogs from 9am to 12pm in the lavender field with you as long as they are on a leash
- They have two extra-large port-o-potties with hand sanitizer available
- All types of credit cards are accepted
- There is a short walk that takes only 500 yards from parking fields up a hill. If you have a family member that would struggle with that walk, stop by the Welcome Tent and get permission to drive up to the top of the field
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is located at 8769 Old Dumfries Rd, Catlett, VA 20119
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm offers a unique pick-your-own experience that all ages can enjoy. Head out now before the lavender is all gone. We can’t wat to return next year!