In this valley, lavender blooms all summer long
By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Would you like to spend a day in the open air, basking in blue skies as you stroll fields of lavender?
In the Sequim-Dungeness Valley of the Olympic Peninsula, that day is yours. Nine unique lavender farms in close proximity make up the Sequim Lavender Trail. At the farms, they’re distilling essential oil, offering fresh-cut lavender bundles, and readying for the harvest. These farms offer the Sequim Lavender Experience all summer long.
Why fight the crowds of Lavender Weekend when these farms, all within a few miles of one another, offer the Sequim Lavender Experience all summer long?"
Purple Haze Lavender Farm
On the valley's eastern side, Purple Haze Lavender Farm is one of the special places where you can behold the aura above thousands of lavender plants. Explore the fields, then find a shady spot to enjoy our lavender ice cream or a refreshing glass of lavender lemonade.
Jardin du Soleil
Nearby Jardin du Soleil is an island of purple ringed by protected land, so the view stretches out toward the horizon. Jardin, like many of the other farms, hosts a series of special events on weekends during the summer season.
In Bloom Lavender
You can't miss In Bloom Lavender Farms, known for their giant purple Adirondack chairs and close proximity to the ocean. This heritage farm is found on the Dungeness Scenic Loop. Stop by, pick some lavender, and browse the onsite farm store.
Heading south we find the Lavender Connection, a charming family farm where you can find more than 40 varieties of lavender (with most available for U-Cut). Visit their "aromatic tasting bar" and smell 18 different varieties of lavender essential oil, and learn about the distillation process. Bring a picnic, play lawn games, and stay the afternoon!
B&B Family Farm
On Old Olympic Highway, B&B Family Farm is where three generations of one clan nurture their 12 acres and thousands of lavender plants. This is yet another farm where summer brings free tours, which here include the 100-year-old barn and a look at the one-of-a-kind 'jitterbud' lavender bud-cleaning machine.
Victor's Lavender is just down the road with a former milking barn turned into a lavender haven. Farmer Victor Gonzalez of Sequim is known internationally; his farm has provided more than 1 million lavender plants to gardeners around the world.
On Finn Hall Road just off Old Olympic Highway, Washington Lavender offers a subtly fragrant experience: wildflower-lined driveway, thousands of lavender plants and a shop promising honeys, jams, teas, spices and other gifts. Also here, George Washington Inn, a bed and breakfast fashioned after Mount Vernon, stands on the bluff above the blue Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain
Tucked beneath the Olympic Mountains, you’ll find nearly 100 varieties of lavender at Fleurish Lavender of Lost Mountain. Just 1.5 miles south of Hwy 101, the owners of this charming fertile farm, with its fruit orchard, moonshiner's cottage, apiary, and photogenic alpacas, welcome visitors to spend an hour or a day basking in the serenity of their magical sanctuary.
Cedarbrook Lavender Gift Shop
To wrap up, let’s meet in downtown Sequim. The Possin Family invites you to visit Cedarbrook Lavender’s Beautiful Downtown Store where you will get to experience all the incredible hand-crafted products from one of the oldest Lavender & Herb farms in Washington State! They are dedicated to promoting “Health, Beauty, & Peace” from their Farm to your Home! Don’t forget to try the famous Lavender Lace Cookies!!!