(Frequently Asked Questions)
When can we visit the farm?
We are normally open mid may till mid July.
When is the lavender blooming?
Typically, we bloom from late May through Early July, depending on the cultivar. Please remember this is all contingent on mother nature and what she decides to do over the winter months, how much cold, rain and sun we get.
Is the lavender "in bloom”?
This is a bit of a complicated question. Lavender has three stages of development and what you are really asking is "Are the lavender fields full of purple?”
Our lavender begins to show color in late May/early June and continues to bloom through early July. So if you visit the farm at any point during this time, you should see some purple, but remember this all depends on mother nature.
Can we pick the lavender?
We allow u-pick lavender in seasons where the harvest is abundant. Please check our website for the bloom updates to make certain our harvest is sufficient.
**Please visit the shop for scissors and a explanation on how to pick the lavender (so as not to damage the plants)**
How big is your farm?
We currently have approximately 2,000 lavender plants at various stages of maturity, divided between 2 different fields. The total area planted is approximately 1.25 acres.
What do we do when we come? Is there a charge to walk around?
No, the farm is free to visit. You may browse the shop, roam the fields, and wander the paths.
Do you sell plants?
We do sell plants, normally 6 different types of lavender but typically we sell out of some of the options after the Blanco Lavender Festival. Come early if you want a full selection.
Are you handicap accessible?
We have a ramp available to get a wheelchair or walker into the shop (please just ask and we will get them out). Our pathways are granite gravel so they can be rolled on. The bathroom facilities are limited due each individual’s mobility as they are portable toilets. In general, the field is also accessible but If there has been abundant rain we do not recommend going into the field due to the mud and the chance of getting stuck.
Do you serve food?
We do not have a cafe or a restaurant. You are welcome to bring a picnic but please remove any trash you bring in.
Do you allow smoking?
We are a non-smoking facility, we ask you not to smoke anywhere on our grounds.
Do you allow dogs?
Yes! However, they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them.
**During the Blanco Lavender Festival we ask that you please leave your pets at home, due to the high number of visitors & extreme heat **
What else should I know?
Remember that we are out in the Texas Hill Country and there are bugs and bees in our field.
The fields are in full sun so we recommend that you wear sunscreen.
Please wear appropriate shoes for going out in the field. The fields are uneven and we want everyone to have a safe and fun time.
What happens if it rains during open hours?
To ensure the safety of our guests and prevent damage to our facilities, during times of inclement weather we may decide to remain closed during normal business hours. Generally, if radar indicates a passing shower will be brief, we will remain open, however if we are to experience extended periods of rain or heavy downpours, we may close early.
If there is lighting the immediate area, no guests will be allowed in the fields.
Please Note…We are a working farm and cannot guarantee that we won’t have project(s) going on throughout the season.