Michigan Lavender Farms: Nine Beautiful Farms to Visit
There’s something magical about a Michigan lavender farm: a heady mix of fresh scents wafting over brightly colored fields of pinks, yellows, purples, and lavenders.
Visit a field of flowers in peak bloom season and the beauty is almost intoxicating.
Fortunately, in Michigan, our rolling landscape is dotted with both farms and fields, including some fun and fragrant lavender fields.
Have you ever visited one? If you’ve never set foot on a Michigan lavender farm, you don’t know what you’re missing.
The fresh, flowery smell of lavender, the bursts of purple shades all over the hills, the aisles of buds inviting you to take a stroll : there’s no question this is an unmissable Michigan memory in the making.
Our Favorite Michigan Lavender Farms
Visit a Lavender Farm in Michigan
The best travels aren’t just simple visits; they’re full experiences.
Lavender farms in Michigan are no exception. No matter which farm you choose, know that you’re in for a beautiful adventure, especially if you go in mid-July, the peak lavender season. We like to think of lavender farms as places for family to reunite and friends to join together in fun adventures.
Whether you’re going alone or in a group, or just planning your trip, read on to discover nine Michigan lavender farms that are awaiting your visit!
Looking for a Michigan Lavender Farm?
9600 W Buchanan Rd, Shelby, MI 49455
The lavender labyrinth at Cherry Point Farms is a perfect place to start on our Michigans lavender farm tour. Cherry Point is on the West Michigan coastline, right below Silver Lake, in a town called Shelby Michigan, south of Ludington.
While the lavender field is named Lavender Labrynth, you won’t get lost as you weave through the purple flowers and stone mounds. This is a place for thought and observation in the peaceful atmosphere of a lavender and herb garden.
PRO-TIP: Cherry Point Farm and Market is well-known for their unique and popular “Fish Boils,” held three times a week during the summer months and featuring a fabulous meal of fresh Whitefish, Cole Slaw and of course, Cherry Pie. Visit their website for more information about this fun event.
7354 Horton Bay Rd N, Boyne City, MI 49712
The Lavender Hill Farm of Boyne City is an unforgettable lavender experience, in one of northern Michigan’s most picturesque areas: Boyne Country, just south of Charlevoix.
Not only can you stroll through the beautiful farm with the scent of lavender meeting you at every step, but you can have your parties, events, and celebrations hosted at Lavender Hill Farms.
When you visit in the summer, you may find yourself enjoying live music in addition to the natural beauty.
If you’re longing for lavender, but you’d rather stay home, Lavender Hill Farms has a lovely online store. Lavender makes great gifts, and who could resist a lavender spa delivered right to your door?
PRO-TIP: Lavender Hill Farms is a dream destination for artisans: you can learn everything from weaving to how to make your own Kombucha to bird watching and more. It’s family friendly, too: you’ll find fun classes for the kids as well.
631 N Van Dyke Rd, Imlay City, MI 48444
This gorgeous lavender farm in eastern Michigan’s Thumb region is home to 26 acres of the infamous indigo blooms and over one million honey bees that keep busy pollinating these pretty purple plants.
From browsing lavender soaps and natural raw honey products to doing photoshoots with friends in the abundance of lavender, this visit is more a question of when than if.
No matter why you go to a lavender farm, the serene rows of flowers make the drive worth it. When you’re walking through Indigo Lavender Farms, the fields of purple really do seem endless – like a haven of lavender for any wiling traveler to find.
PRO-TIP: “Brunch on the Farm,” featuring food from the Rustic Bluebird, is offered throughout the summer (check their website for dates) and both and unique and memorable experience.
17770 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686
It doesn’t get much more charming than a farm setting on a rolling country road in one of the state’s most scenic places, Old Mission Peninsula. That’s where you’ll find Harbor View Nursery and Farms, its unassuming white sign sitting by the roadside just waiting for your visit.
You’ll be glad you did: their dried lavender bouquets last like no other; we have one at least three years old that still gives off a strong lavender scent.
If fields of lavender wasn’t enough for this farm, they also have a plant nursery and deep-rooted history that makes their mission authentic.
Located halfway up Traverse City’s Old Mission Peninsula, Harbor Views Farm has been standing since 1993 and is the largest lavender farm in the Traverse City MI area. They are dedicated to their lavender and their customers, and seek to offer as refreshing an experience as possible.
PRO-TIP: Combine your visit to the Lavender farm with a visit to one of Old Mission’s many delicious wineries; you can find more about that here with our guide to Traverse City-area wineries.
1219 Morris Dr, Niles, MI 49120
You’ll come away from this spot in love with lavender and feeling completely relaxed and refreshed after a visit to this pretty farm in Niles MI.
Here, you’ll find places in nature to relax and enjoy the scenery, crafting classes you can participate in, and practical tips on how to use lavender in your daily life. Make sure you check out the gift shop before you leave to stock up on lavender products.
PRO-TIP: Take advantage of the U-Pick feature at this pretty spot; it’s a very peaceful experience and you’ll walk away with a bundle of calm to take home with you.
Full Moon Lavender Farm
3160 Pinckney Rd, Howell, MI 48843
As a certified naturally grown lavender farm, Full Moon offers a luxurious day for all among the wilds of their lavender plants.
The property was purchased by its owners in 2010 as a solitary place to build a house, but they soon found that they wanted to farm their land. After researching several ideas, they visited a lavender farm on a vacation, and instantly fell in love with it. From there, they committed to growing lavender for the enjoyment of the Michigan public.
Before you go, make sure to check out their website for updated hours and availability.
PRO-TIP: If you’re in the Southeast Michigan area, this is juts the right distance for an easy day-trip.
17658 N 5th Ave, Marion, MI 49665
This lavender farm in Marion, Michigan, goes above and beyond. Not only can you enjoy the peace of walking the fields, but in July and August, you can “Upick” lavender straight from the farm.
If you’ve been looking for a more interactive lavender experience, this is it.
When visiting Michigan lavender farms, you want to find one that suits your personal lavender dreams. We recommend a Upick farm, because the delight of carrying home handpicked armfuls of lavender is unmatched.
PRO-TIP: Mid-Michigan Lavender also grows Aronia berries -and sells the plants to. recently hailed as a “superfood,” these berries pack a powerfully healthy punch.
2975 65th St, Fennville, MI 49408
In Fennville, Michigan, you’ll find a dedicated retired couple giving a lavender farm tour and inviting customers into their breathtaking gardens. The sun floods their small farm, the community gathers together, and plants grow brilliantly everywhere you look.
It’s called Sumerhouse Lavender Farm, and they can’t wait for you to see their lavender. This farm and garden feels like a refuge, and their website encourages book readers to find solace there.
PRO-TIP: This is a smaller farm, but don’t let that fool you. This absolutely charming farm not far from Saugatuck (you can find a place to stay overnight in Saugatuck here) is a must-visit if you’re in the area.
47222 24th St, Mattawan, MI 49071
Welcome to Shades of Lavender in Van Buren, Michigan! As their logo so eloquently puts it, this is a place “where peace and beauty flourish.”
Browse the candles and culinary products of the lavender plant and admire the violet scenery from every angle.
If you want to get more involved in lavender science, take the fun Shades of Lavender Farms private classes, provided due to community requests. This farm is all about lavender education and cultivating a calming environment for anyone seeking some time amidst lavender. Shades of Lavender also offers Upick in June and July.
PRO-TIP: We love their Lavender Goat Mile Soap: it’s super-fragrant and moisturizing. Be sure and pick some up; you’ll thank us later.
Plan a Trip to a Michigan Lavender Field or Farm
After a peek into the nine lavender farms to visit in Michigan, we are still not tired of the beautiful blossoms.
If you’re planning a trip, don’t forget to do some research and discover the farm’s upick options and open hours. This is a trip worth making again and again. Enjoy the lavender!
Q’s and A’s About Michigan Lavender Farms
Lavender blooms in Michigan in July.
The perfect time to visit lavender fields is during the month of July, although many of the lavender fields mentioned here are set on picturesque lands and have activities throughout the spring, summer and fall. We recommend calling ahead to chec
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Kyrsten Newlon is a content writing and editing intern for mymichiganbeach.com. Growing up in Kalamazoo, she wrote and read everything she could. Now, she is a student at Grace College with Journalism and Communications majors and an English minor. She has been published by Grace College, the Winona Lake Newsletter, Input Fort Wayne, and various online blogs. Kyrsten loves raising puppies to be service dogs, spending time in coffee shops, and adventuring through Michigan.