Lavender Farms in the North Georgia Mountains

In recent years, North Georgia’s agritourism industry has grown tremendously and produces much more than Georgia’s nickname “The Peach State” implies. Make plans to visit these lavender farms in Georgia and learn more about this versatile plant!

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Lavender fields and farms in the North Georgia mountains

Not only are the lavender fields in Georgia beautiful and fragrant, but they also provide the local lavender that goes into countless natural products. You can purchase lavender plants and lavender products from their gift shops either on-site or online. Be sure to try culinary lavender in all kinds of great recipes and cocktails too!

 

Lavender Farms in the North Georgia Mountains

These beautiful spaces offer a great way to enjoy and appreciate the innovation and dedication of North Georgia’s lavender farmers.

 

Red Oak Lavender Farm in Dahlonega

Red Oak Lavender Farm is family-owned and the largest lavender farm in Georgia that is open to the public. Located at the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in Dahlonega, the farm grows 15 different varieties of lavender that grow in different stages to allow for a longer harvest season. Additionally, the farm added flower gardens in 2021, including hundreds of blooming alliums, dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, and more!

There is no fee to visit the farm during business hours to walk around the plants, take non-professional photos, and stroll through the gift shop. Note that this does not include picking any lavender. Guests may only pick lavender with a pre-paid ticket during the harvest.

Red Oak Lavender Farm offers special events, including wine glass painting, u-pick events, and classes for cultivating and using lavender plants in jewelry, skincare, and home decor.

Keep an eye out at other local attractions that use Red Oak culinary lavender to make spirits like lavender vodka and lavender mead.

No dogs or pets are allowed (except for service animals). Professional photographers must make a reservation and pay a fee to use the fields.

 

When to Visit Red Oak Lavender Farm

The peak lavender season is June and offers the most blooms plus special treats like lavender ice cream. Updates are posted on Facebook to share what types of lavender are currently available. Although June is the peak lavender season, the wide variety of plant types means there are also blooms in July through the early Fall, depending on the weather.

Regular business hours are Wednesday – Sunday. Note that the farm is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and holidays. The farm is not open during January or February.

 

Red Oak Lavender Farm Contact Info

 

Red Oak Lavender Farm Reviews

 

Lavender Lamb Farm in Cleveland

Lavender Lamb Farm is located in Cleveland, Georgia, and is open to the public on Saturdays from April through November. Hours are extended in June when the lavender is at its peak. Professional photographers are welcome by appointment.

Bring your camera for stunning photo opportunities featuring blooming lavender fields and beautiful mountain views. Stop in the gift shop to purchase lavender plants and handmade lavender products, including soaps, sprays, lip balms, body lotions, shampoo, candles, and more! For something extra special, visit the farm during a festival or special event. Previous events have included a Spring Fling Open House in April, Lavender in the Mountains Farm Day in June, and Christmas Open House in December.

 

Lavender Lamb Farm Contact Info

 

Lavender Lamb Farm Reviews

 

The Lavender Cottage & Garden in Sautee Nacoochee

Although The Lavender Cottage & Garden is not a full-sized lavender farm destination, this local gift boutique includes a lavender garden to enjoy before or after you shop for natural lavender gifts. Pick up some culinary lavender and make your own creations with culinary lavender recipes for cookies, lemonade, and lavender cocktails.

The boutique is open Thursday – Tuesday (closed on Wednesdays) and offers unique lavender products, specialty gifts, and goods from local artisans. Enjoy the amazing scent of lavender either outside in the garden or fully immersed in lavender throughout the entire gift shop!

 

The Lavender Cottage & Garden Contact Info

 

The Lavender Cottage & Garden Reviews

 

Tips for Visiting Lavender Farms

When you visit North Georgia’s lavender farms, keep these things in mind to ensure that everyone has a great experience.

  • Respect the hard work of the farmers by staying on designated pathways
  • Do not pick any plants without first obtaining permission
  • Leave pets at home – edible culinary lavender must not be damaged or contaminated with pet waste
  • Be aware of the seasonality of the plants at the farm – June is the main harvest time when plants will show off their signature purple blooms
  • Wear comfortable shoes with good traction that are appropriate for walking through hilly lavender fields
  • Dress for the weather – even though these farms are located in the mountains, it can get hot and humid in the Summer months
  • Do not wear scented products that could compete with the scent at the lavender farm

 

More Information on Lavender Plants

There are many ways to enjoy lavender plants and their amazing fragrance, flavor, and beauty. Dried lavender can stay fragrant for years (a quick squeeze refreshes the bouquet’s fragrance), and culinary lavender adds its unique flavor to foods and beverages. Learn more with a great book on this versatile herb.

 

Growing Lavender Plants

Purchase lavender plants at one of Georgia’s lavender farms and enjoy their fragrance all season long! These books can help you to cultivate successful plants that produce beautiful, fragrant buds year after year!

 

Cooking with Lavender

Enjoy this unique herb in your favorite foods and drinks with the help of a great lavender recipe book!

 

Crafting and Other Uses for Lavender

Enjoy lavender’s beauty and therapeutic qualities with some help from these highly-rated books.

 

 

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Which North Georgia lavender farms are you planning to visit?

22 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Thank you so much for showing me this site!  Purple is my wife’s favorite color so she would love this place.  We live about 100 miles away in TN right across the border but closer to the KY than the GA border.  

    There are so many “lavender” places here – who know?

    And you have a beautiful site here as well – really nice to look at and responsive on mobile devices!  Kudos for such a beautiful website!

    This truly looks like a beautiful place to go to – I will definitely have to investigate.

    Dave.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Dave, What a sweet gesture to think of how much your wife will enjoy the fields of purple blooms at the lavender farms in North Georgia! Right now is the best time to visit as the harvest is underway but will be wrapping up soon. Enjoy!

  2. Birdiedropper7 says:

    Wow, first thing I noticed was how easy you’ve made it to connect over social media on your site. That’s awesome! Very interesting information about lavender. I especially like the idea of lavender ice cream! Sounds delicious. I didn’t know there was so much info out there on lavender and you have opened my eyes to all the possibilities and fun activities to do by going to lavender farms in the north Georgia mountains. Thanks!

    • Alyce says:

      Thank you for your kind words. It’s good timing to find this article right now as harvest has just begun and it is the best time of year to visit the North Georgia lavender farms!

  3. zveki says:

    О.I didn’t know there were all kinds of lavender drinks and various culinary specialties, but I know about the Lavender softener I use for laundry and also against tobacco smoke and refreshments of the room. I’d like to visit Lavender Farm live if I get the chance. Since it’s the season in June and July, if I understand correctly? And I also didn’t know there were so many different kinds of Lavender. 

    • Alyce says:

      The harvest for most of the lavender is around mid-June but can vary year to year due to local weather conditions. The farmers will usually know in May when to expect their harvest and they will start planning events and letting people know when to visit to experience the fields in full bloom!

  4. Michael says:

    I have driven past Lavender farms but never actually been on a tour of a Lavender farm. It does seem like a good idea though. Vineyards have had tours for years so why not Lavender farms. 

    Lavender cocktails sounds interesting, so many things I never knew lavender could be added to. For me it was basically a fragrance used in soap and potpourri. 

    Definitely sounds like an interesting day out, there is so much goes in a farm that many of us know so little about.    

      

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, I was also very surprised the first time I realized that lavender could be a tasty ingredient in foods and drinks. If you are a fan of the scent of lavender, you should definitely try a recipe with lavender when you get the chance!

  5. Zvezdan says:

    I’m personally a big fan of Lavender blossoms and I usually use a lavender laundry softener to refresh the room from tobacco smoke, but I didn’t know there were all sorts of lavender drinks. I’d like to visit Lavender Farm live if I get the chance, and I’d also like to try some culinary specialties!

    • Alyce says:

      I have had some wonderful dishes in the past that included lavender, so I’m definitely excited to purchase directly from the farm and make some fresh treats!

  6. bethebest#128 says:

    These farms look and surely smelling amazing! I love how you give these farms a brief overview and a comprehensive perspective all the merrier. It is quite fascinating to know just how abundant lavender products are in regard to the vibrant, lucrative agritourist field. In my opinion, this is a very refined, high-interest article that never disappoints. Speaking of which, I never exactly knew that Georgia was dubbed the peach state until now. I loved learning that the peak season, for at least one of the farms/fields, is in June, yet ranges all the way from April to November. How exactly are peaches correlated to lavender though? 

    Very great article — I cannot wait to check out your products!

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! Thanks so much for sharing. Georgia’s nickname has been the peach state for years due to the large numbers of peaches farmed here. However, even though other states now produce more peaches than Georgia, we have kept the nickname for ourselves. 

  7. Alketa says:

    Hi Alyce, It will be amazing to visit this lavender farm in North Georgia. Lavender is one of my favourite plants. I think that except for the beautiful experience that someone will have in visiting this farm, it will be a lot of things to learn too about lavender and nature around in this farm and country. 

    Thank you also for your lavender product recommendations in your article. A Lavender cooking book is one that I’m going to buy and try these lavender recipes.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Alketa! I am looking forward to another visit myself too! I have been growing lavender at home and while the plant is still alive, it would be very helpful to ask an expert for advice to get the lavender to really thrive. 

  8. NoBossExperience says:

    Lavender vodka? No only I didn’t know that people were doing that, but I’m very interested to see how  it’s done. Red Oak Lavender Farm seems such a beautiful place to visit. I have never been to Georgia. This is another reason why I want to visit that state. It would be great to know when is the best time to visit the farm. In spring? In autumn?

    • Alyce says:

      I’ll bet that a lavender vodka lemonade is a super refreshing drink to try in the summer! To see the peak lavender harvest, you’ll want to visit in June. North Georgia receives the most tourists during the fall when the leaves change color and put on a beautiful show. I hope that helps you to figure out when it would be best for you to visit!

  9. terryiching says:

    What perfect timing for a visit to your lavender farm. I have never been to a lavender farm, but with the stay-at-home mandate lifted, I’m ready for an adventure and visiting your Red Oak Lavender Farm sounds like the perfect destination. I had no idea it was difficult to grow lavender in Georgia, but all the reviews I have read about your farm give you guys a 5-star rating!

    I had no idea how many different varieties of lavender existed. It must be difficult to grow and sync their different bloom times, so your farm is exploding with lovely lavender all season long. I checked out your store online and found several products I like for myself and for gifts. What a great idea to have a lavender farm, you all must be pretty proud of your accomplishments.

    • Alyce says:

      Hello! These local lavender farms are a testament to the hard work and dedication of determined farmers. I love that they allow visits to the beautiful farms for free and offer their products for sale on-site!

  10. Abel says:

    I am a photographer and need to photograph a lavender farm for a client. And based on your post, visiting Dahlonega is my best choice. I am planning to use a tripod to ensure that the image is sharp, eliminating camera shake. The depth of field is shallower on a telephoto lens, so I will be shooting at F11 or F16 for greater depth of field.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Abel, You’ve got great timing as the lavender should be quite pretty over the coming weeks. Keep in mind that while amateur photography is allowed for guests at no charge, professional photographers need to schedule a block of time for their photoshoots and pay a fee for using the space. Red Oak has some of its rates and guidelines posted online for your convenience.

  11. AL. S. says:

    I am glad I came across your article, as it happens my family just planted a whole bunch of lavender to see if it will thrive up in northern Utah. So far it has been doing well. I would love to go visit some of these farms that you mentioned and talk to the farmers to see if they would be willing to give advice to a new lavender farmer.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Al, These North Georgia lavender farmers have had to innovate a bit to get their lavender to thrive in the local climate, as this area gets more rain than lavender usually prefers. For a more intimate visit to the lavender farms, reserve a guided tour where you will be able to learn more about farming techniques and ask the farmers questions. Good luck with your plants!

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