Lavender Hill Farm, est. 2001, is located in the scenic, rolling hills of Berrien County in southwest Michigan. We specialize in growing and selling lavender and our handmade lavender products. Come visit our farm during lavender season for an amazing sensory experience. Our lavender blooms from mid-late June until mid-late July, with the peak bloom usually occurring in the first two weeks of July. Every year we have U-pick lavender days from the last week in June until mid-late July when the flowers fade. During this time we charge $5 a bunch to cut your own lavender. We provide a 6 inch twist-tie to measure a bunch and scissors to cut the flowers stems.
Lavender is an extraordinary plant with a captivating scent, beautiful demeanor, and a multitude of uses. Best known for its wonderful, calming and uplifting scent, lavender has been used as an anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic since ancient times. It is also known for its repellency to certain pests, such as mosquitos, moths, etc. But many people are still unaware that lavender is a wonderful addition to many foods. It is increasingly being used in both sweet and savory dishes as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks! Come to our shop to find out more about the many ways to use lavender in cooking.
With over 4000 lavender plants, of eight varieties, we have lavender in bloom from mid-June till mid-July. Please join us during during lavender bloom time and enjoy the enchanting scent in a glorious setting. Our farm shop is open as noted on our calendar on this site or by appointment year round. Check our event calendar for days and hours. In addition to the lavender, we raise Black Welsh Mountain sheep & honeybees. Come out and enjoy the pastoral setting!
Our farming philosophy is to grow things using the most natural means practicable. Natural means for fertilizing, pest and weed control are being increasingly implemented as our practices improve the soils. We are also working on ecological restoration projects on our 30 acre farm. A 2.25 acre native wildflower and grass planting and restoration was planted in Fall of 2008 to help create and preserve native pollinator habitat which is so important for our food supply. Each year we see more native wildflowers bloom, which we catalogue in photos on this site. We are continually learning and trying new things to help make the environment better for all.
What's Happening at Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, MI
4/23/14 Spring Plant Sales
We now have a limited supply of English lavender variety 'Folgate' and hybrid lavender variety 'Super' plants available in 2 in. pots at the farm. Folgate is a compact medium sized English lavender plant growing up to 2.5 feet in diameter. It has nice periwinkle blue flower petals and dark blue buds. It is a heavy flower producer and has great fragrance and is a good one for culinary use and for colorful potpourri. 'Super' is a large hybrid lavender plant growing up to 3 feet in diameter with flower stems up to 2 or even 3 ft. long! It has medium colored lavender flower petals and medium greenish purple bud color. It has the best scent of the hybrid lavenders and is good for impressive long-stemmed landscape plants & bouquets. Both of these are varieties we distill because of their good quality oil.
Our shop is open Saturdays in April, from 10 am to 4 pm. Come on out and check on progress, and stock up on our lavender home and body products.
Our Ecommerce pages are now up and running- so you can browse our products, pay online, and shop from the convenience of you own home! See pulldown menu at the top of this page!