Red Oak Lavender Farm is the largest and open to the public lavender farm in North Georgia. Among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Dahlonega, Georgia with grapevines and wineries, lavender seemed the perfect crop to grow. We grow about 2,000 lavender plants of over twenty-two different varieties of lavender from the famous Lodden Blue and Royal Velvet culinary variety to the popular Grosso lavender with its long stems and pungent smell. We have plans to fill our acres with lavender for all to visit and enjoy the beauty and smell of lavender. We also have a beautiful gazebo to sit in and view the fields, as well as a wild flower garden. In 2018 we are adding helichrysum flowers (noted as the everlasting flower) in two new fields. We will be distilling this flower to make our skin cream.
Please note that most United States Lavender Farms are simple farms with a farm house and different test gardens that grow lavender.
In Georgia it is very difficult to grow lavender due to our acidic clay soil and our humidity and cannot grow the rows and rows of lavender you see in well known pictures when lavender comes to mind to most people. But we do our best and have created a miracle here in Georgia to grow the lavender we do in one place. We also do our best to help educate about lavender - that there are over 450 different varieties and that there are lavender you can cook with and others that are best for lotions and bath products, but not good for tasting, and how to know the difference. Of the 450 different types of lavenders each has their own smell, taste, and color.
*All of our lavender is grown organically and tended to by hand to provide the highest quality of our lavender products.
We also raise our own bees right here in our lavender field for the highest of all quality honey - "Lavender honey" and not just infused, but lavender honey made by the bees! We can't forget to mention our chickens that give us an array of fresh eggs daily! So come on out to our farm and shop to enjoy "A Little Bit" of what we call Provence, France right here in Georgia!
The cost to explore during the month of June only is $5.00 per person (ages 18 and up) while lavender is in bloom. We should have all fields harvested by June 29th.
But come by and see the fresh harvested lavender hanging in our shop above your head to dry, as well as our dried lavender ready for sell. We also distill our lavender for pure lavender oil and with this we make many of our own product for sale , ex: lotion, bath salts, linen spray, bubble bath, insect repellant, etc...
Can't visit the farm now - check out our product pages and we will ship your order right to your door.
Although we love animals, we do not allow pets at the farm due to our livestock on property.
Maintenance of lavender and fields are ongoing from spring to fall.
The optimum time to see lavender in bloom in Georgia is in June, especially mid June when the larger lavender (Grosso) is in bloom. Lavender blooms depend on weather conditions from the year and sunny weather days in spring to help open up the blooms. We have no control over the weather and sunny days, nor can we predict when exactly they will have full blooms. So come on out and check yourself.
To read more about the blooming time in Georgia, please go here.
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 11 - 3 pm and Saturday 10 - 4 pm
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