Move over sunflowers – lavender fields may take over as THE place to take a selfie in 2021. Actually, we’ve got room for both types of flower photos (and more) on IG, so find out where you can find some amazing lavender in Ohio. And then see where you can find Sunflower Fields in Ohio, including many in Central Ohio.
Some farms have overlapped sunflowers and lavender, so you can enjoy both in one trip! Lavender farms start opening in June, so make your plans – reservations may be required!
In Ohio, lavender fields are typically in bloom from mid-June through late-August, depending on variety. You may not find the fields of solid purple like in photos taken in France, but you will definitely enjoy some great photo ops at these lavender farms. Bring a pretty basket, or gather a bundle of stems to include in your photos. Or bring a picnic or just walk among the blooms and enjoy the wonderful scent of lavender.
Farms may require registration or tickets for farm visits, and some are hosting events such as yoga, art classes, workshops, festivals, and more. Registering for these events would make a great gift for a daytrip for Mother’s Day! Most lavender farms also sell a variety of personal care and home items, and your purchase supports local farmers and vendors.
Before you visit a lavender field or farm: Bees are attracted to lavender. While the typically don’t bother humans (unless threatened), if you have allergies or concerns about the bees, this may not be a good activity for you – and bring medicine you would need if you have an allergy. Never visit these fields or farms after hours or on closed days. These are all private property, and trespassing is illegal. Some farms do not have bathroom facilities available. Treat the farms like the treasures that they are – no littering (including cigarette butts!), don’t pick flowers without permission, walk in designated paths, treat employees and other guests with respect, be courteous of others wanting to take pictures in the area you are in (don’t hog the good spots), and support the farms with your purchases.
See the Google map at the end of the article to plan your route! Most of the farms with lavender in Ohio are closer to at least one other farm, so you may be able to visit two in one day!
Lavender in Columbus and Central Ohio
We haven’t been able to find very many lavender farms in Columbus or Central Ohio, but we know there must be more! Leave us a comment or email if you know of others!
22 Acres Farm
This farm is located about 30 minutes from Columbus, and will have lavender fields for the first time this year, along with sunflowers and white daisies during August. Walk the paths and enjoy all the flowers and scenery in August. There are benches and photo stations throughout the fields. Bring some quarters to purchase food to feed the farm animals!
Farm opens August 2 – 31, 2021. Admission is $10 for ages 6 and up; $5 on Tuesdays. Special events may have additional fees. Onsite parking and restroom is available (no changing area). Tickets are available for purchase online, or at the gate. Admission includes 1 sunflower per person including those under 6. Scroll to the bottom of the page if you want to purchase tickets in advance.
Sunflowers, Lavender, and White Daisies They have 5 acres of sunflowers with 15 varieties. Since the lavender and white daisies are new in 2021, do not pick these flowers. There will be dried lavender bundles available for purchase.
They are hosting events on several Saturdays, including Sunrise in the Sunflowers, Yoga in the Sunflowers with live music, Breakfast in the Sunflowers, food trucks, petting zoo, Sunset in the Sunflowers, Fire dancing, and more! Purchase admission tickets coinciding with the times of the events listed on the website. See details.
Personal photos are welcome! There is also an on-site photographer who can take several photos for no charge, with the option to purchase downloads. You can also purchase longer sessions 30+ minutes. Professional photographers are welcome when paying admission for each session; see details on website.
Rockside Lavender Farm
2363 Lancaster Newark Rd Lancaster, OH 43130
Rockside Lavender Farm is located alongside Rockside Winery and Vineyards in Lancaster, Ohio. They grow and sell lavender and lavender products. Not currently offering u-pick, but follow on Facebook in case that changes in future years. Rockside Winery is worth a stop on its own!
Lavender in Ohio (Northwest/West/Southwest)
Offering farm tours, u-pick berries and flowers, classes/workshops, fee fishing in the ponds, monthly outdoor yoga, gift shop, and much more. The Farm is open for tours May through October, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to Noon. U-pick hours may vary.
Growing 9 varieties of lavender. U-pick lavender will likely begin around July 1 and last until September, as different varieties bloom at different times. Lavender is $10 per bunch – you will fit 20-30 stems in the provided tie for the bunch. They will also offer classes based around lavender during the season.
Walk the 75′ diameter Lavender Labyrinth – just about 1/3 of a mile, and check out the 600’ representation of the great serpent mound. Sign up for the Summer Solstice in the Labyrinth on June 20 for $5 to celebrate the longest day of the year. Enjoy a mindful meditation with Emily then walk the beautiful lavender labyrinth and serpent mound.
Lavender Festival will hopefully return in 2022.
Luckey Road Lavender Farm
Offering seasonal U-Pick Events, Classes, and Private Bookings for photography sessions. Blooming season is typically late June through August. Opening weekend is June 19-20, 2021. There may be early season lavender for u-pick, but if not, there are lots of activities planned for the weekend.
U-Pick Lavender: June 25 – August 1, 2021. Fridays 5 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays 9 am – 1 pm, and Sundays 5 pm – 9 pm. Bring your own garden shears or scissors, and a basket or tote to carry multiple bundles. Buy a twist tie to make a bundle for $10 each. Pre-harvested bundles are available for pickup for $12 each.
Sunset Lavender Yoga – June 24-July 29, 2021. Thursdays at 7:30 pm. Harvest your own bundle of lavender to place on your mat during the class and then take home.
Cedar Ridge Trails
U-Pick Lavender is offered in June through July as a ticketed activity. Tickets are $15 for guests 11 and over, and include cutting a bundle of lavender. Baskets, clippers, and bundle ties are provided. Explore the wildflower paths of our monarch butterfly garden and bask in the beauty of the sunflower fields. Lavender-inspired home, bath and body products are available in the farm shop.
Art & U-Pick Lavender Series – JUNE 27 | JULY 2 | JULY 10 | JULY 31
Yoga & U-Pick Lavender Series – JUNE 27 | JULY 3 | JULY 8
Sunset Ridge Lavender Farm LLC
You’ll know you’re in the right place when you see the beautiful purple barn!
Farm and shop open on June 2. U-pick events are so far scheduled for June 18 and 19. Check website and Facebook for future dates.
Sunshine Acres Lavender Farm
U-pick Lavender Events: Sat, June 26, 2021 – Sun, July 4, 2021
U-Pick Details: Lavender is $10 per bunch – Cash Preferred. Credit or Debit cards also accepted. The provided tie will fit 20-30 stems.
Tickets for parking are $5 per car, and scheduled by time slot. Must arrive during time slot and may stay as long as you like that day. Purchase starting Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 1 pm.
Visit the farm animals while you’re there! Additional items are for sale, including lavender plants, lavender-enhanced food, body care products, gift items, and more.
VIP Night – Sunset Lavender U-Pick Benefitting CancerFree Kids (Age 21+). Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets are $60 and includes admission for 1 person, early access to the field before it opens to the public. Welcome glass of Valley Vineyards Champagne with a sprig of Phenomenal Lavender. Additional, non-alcoholic beverages will be provided as well. U-pick lavender bunch. (fits 20-30 stems). Live music provided by Viva La Strings. Lavender infused sweet treats. Donation to CancerFree Kids.
Onederings Lavender Farm
Opens for farm visits on June 3, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm from June 3 until July 10. Must reserve a ticket to visit on the website. Tickets are $10 include picking 200 stems ( or 7 oz which ever you would like) of English lavender. Children under 12 are free and may pick 25 stems of lavender. The peak bloom for the English lavender comes between June 6 and June 15. The peak bloom for the French lavender comes between June 20 and July 3. Dates are weather dependent.
Bring a picnic, pick lavender, and enjoy the herb/butterfly garden. There are indoor restrooms and a small shop with personal and home care lavender products.
They will also offer chamomile picking and lavender wreath making; dates tba. Follow at links for updates.
Peaceful Acres Lavender Farm
U-pick hours, workshops, and other events at the farm start June 19. Buy admission tickets in advance Follow on Facebook for updates.
Annual Lavender Festival is canceled for 2021; scheduled for June 18-19, 2022.
Also offering Wellness Center Services, including Reflexology, chakra balancing session, and Gong Meditation.
Lavender in Ohio (Northeast)
Sandy Creek Ventures
This family farm boasts a small lavender field as part of the larger farming operation. Growing 3 cultivators of lavender, Betty’s Blue, Buena Vista, and Grosso, Sandy Creek Ventures hosts events throughout the blooming season. Due to the size of the farm, events require registration, and visits to the farm outside of events must be scheduled by appointment.
Events for Summer 2021 include Lavender U-Pick, Reserve and Relax events, Guided Meditation Class, Photography, and more, between June 20 -July 17. No bathroom facilities available.
U-Pick Lavender Harvest: Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., BY APPOINTMENT to manage social distancing.
$2 per guest, ages 10 and under free. Bundles priced by size $8-12, while supply lasts. Cash only; tools provided. Photos are permitted.
Guided Meditation Classes: Thursdays June 24, July 1, & July 15 6:30 p.m. RSVP required!
Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat, blanket, or light lawn chair. $10 per participant, classes sizes are limited to 12
Reserve and Relax: June 20- July 17 by appointment only, between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Schedule a time to have the lavender field to yourself with a good book or a group of your closest friends to catch up. Bring your own blankets or lawn chairs, beverages, and snacks to enjoy some uninterrupted down time. You may be able to pick lavender during your R&R time, by request only, if in bloom and available. 1 hour R&R $20, 2 hours R&R $30. Purchased bundles are additional cost
Yoga in the Lavender: details tba – check links for updates.
Professional Photography: June 20-July 17
Photo sessions can be booked by photographer or client. Ideal images can be captured mid-June to mid-July with lavender; schedule 3-5 day in advance. 1.5 hour minimum site reservation, $60
Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery
6193 Edison Street NE, Hartville, OH 44632 (approximately 1 hour south of Cleveland Ohio, 1 hour west of Youngstown, midway between Akron and Canton)
website | Facebook
Part of the Northeast Ohio Lavender Trail
This destination has it all! Winery, Craft Brewery, Maize Valley market, Market Cafe, lavender field, and Fall fun. They also host events such as car shows, live music, holiday events, and more.
The lavender field features 2500 Lavender plants in the field comprised of 11 different cultivars. The field will be open for visits in mid-June 2021. Subject to change, the field will be open Monday – Saturday from 12 noon – 3 pm & 5 pm – 8 pm (weather permitting). Admission to the field is $3 per person. Purchase your admission tickets inside the main building when you arrive.
You can take pictures with your cell phone or personal camera. Professional photographers click here for policies. Cut bundles of lavender are $10 each. Enjoy lunch or dinner either before or after your lavender experience. There is a 1/4 mile grass walk to the field, so wear appropriate footwear. Strollers, wagons & wheelchairs are permitted. There is handicap accessible parking closer to the field.
Lavender Festival! The tentative dates for the Lavender Festival are July 3 and July 10, 2021.
The festival is held in conjunction with Heart and Home Marketplace and that features 100 various artisans displaying their unique talents with jewelry, wood, painting, fiber, ceramic and more. In addition to all of the artisans, food trucks will be on site and the kitchen at Maize Valley will be open with our daily menu. Wander the grounds while you enjoy a glass of wine or beer, visit with all of the artisans, take pictures of the beautiful lavender in bloom, and pick a bouquet to take home. Check back on Facebook for updates in Spring and Summer.
They also have a sunflower field, so check back in July for details on opening dates.
Over 1 mile of lavender with 8 different species. The 4 acre plot is located in the industrial park – a brownfield that was formerly a concrete dumping ground – and now a beautiful plot of lavender with a mission to “positively impact nature and educate others”.
Lavender Trails will open daily, starting Friday, June 25th from 9am- 6 pm, ending in late July. $5 per person. Gate fee supports The Upside of Downs organization. Photo sessions can be booked by appointment only, for a fee.
Vendors Sundays: July 11th and 18th. Dozens of vendors, food trucks, crafts tables, and the lavender fields. More information tba.
Pegasus Farm Country Store and Gardens
The Country Store and Gardens provides job training and employment opportunities for adults who have developmental disabilities. The naturally-grown vegetables, fruits, and flowers are grown on Pegasus Farm by the individuals in the Wings Adult Day Services Program.
In 2020, bundles of lavender were $9.99 per bundle, and U-cut was available. You can also wander the 5 acre wellness garden.
Luvin Lavender Farms LLC
This family owned farm features 6000 lavender plants with 20 varieties in a full range of colors from white, pink, violets, light purples and dark purples. They also plant other flowering gardens that may be available to visit, including wildflowers and more.
The farm invites guests for pick-your-own lavender hours (pending crop health and availability), fresh and dried lavender bundles, photos and more during bloom time, typically in June-July. The farm store opens in May. Lavender plants will be available for sale starting in May. You can also buy soaps, body butter, shampoos, lotions, essential oil, herbal deodorant, gift bags, wedding favor bags, and more!
In past years, they have also hosted Yoga in the Blooms, educational talks, and demonstrations. Stay tuned for season announces starting in May.
The Luvin Lavender Festival was cancelled in 2020, but hopes to return in the future. The popular annual festival features display gardens for photos, art classes, crafts, product demos, as well as food and drink, and products for sale from the farm and select vendors.
Use our map below to visit lavender farms in Ohio. We mapped routes in each direction so you can visit more than one on a trip if you wish, or make a stop on the way to another destination. If you know of others that should be added, please email email@example.com
Going on a roadtrip?
Check out these other lavender fields you may pass near as your drive.
Fairlamb Lavender Farm is located in NW Pa. Address: 741 Georgetown Rd, Sandy Lake, PA 16145
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