Directions to Lavender Hill Farm
Lavender Hill Farm is located near the US 31 bypass between Niles and Buchanan, Michigan. We are 8 miles north of South Bend, Indiana and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. We are in the fruitbelt of Southwest Michigan in Berrien County. Nearby attractions (within 5-10 miles) include the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail and Fernwood Botanical Gardens. Check our our "Links" page under the "Markets" tag at the top of the Main page to find information on these and other local attractions.
From Chicago: Take the Indiana Tollroad (I-80/90) east to exit 72 (US 31 North). Go north to exit 5 in Michigan. Follow directions below (From US 31).
Alternate Route from Chicago: Take I-94 to U.S. 12 east in Michigan. Drive east on U.S. 12 approx. 25 miles and get on U.S. 31 north. Get off on the next exit north of U.S. 12 (exit 5, Niles-Buchanan Rd.). Follow directions below (From U.S. 31).
FROM US 31: From US 31 take exit 5 in Michigan (Niles-Buchanan Road) go east about 1/4 mile and take the first left (Morris Drive). Going north on Morris, the farm is on the right (east) side of the road 3/4 mile north of Niles-Buchanan Road. Our Farm is located between Platt Street and Harrah Road. Turn in at 1219 Morris. To find our shop, stay left and drive around the back of the house. Entrance is at the glass doors at the rear of the house.
From South Bend: From South Bend, come north on Indiana 933 to US 12. Take US 12 west to US 31 north. Follow directions "from US 31" below. Alternatively, take Indiana 933 into Niles. Turn left onto Main Street and proceed west to 2nd Street. Turn left on 2nd street. Turn right at Broadway Street and follow directions "From Downtown Niles" below.
FROM DOWNTOWN NILES: Cross the St. Joseph River at Broadway Street (2 blocks south of Main Street). Continue West on Broadway approximately 2.2 miles. The street name will change to Grant Street west of the river and then to Niles-Buchanan Road outside the city limits. When you see Laughing Place Stables on the left, turn right on Morris Drive. Morris Drive is the last road on the right before you come to the US 31 interchange. Proceed north on Morris Drive 3/4 miles. Turn in at 1219 Morris. To find our shop, stay left and drive around the back of the house. Entrance is at glass doors at rear of house.
Note about Location: Our address (1219), is shown incorrectly on many computer mapping programs including mapquest and some gps units. Google maps has us at the right location though, and even lists the farm name at that location!
Note about Shop/Farm Hours: Please be sure we are open or that you have made an appointment (call 269-684-0123 or 269-684-4305) before coming. We have limited hours in the non-lavender season. Please check the "Calendar" on this web site (farm shop & markets/calendar) for open hours and events. Assume the shop is not open if no hours are posted on a particular day.