Last Saturday, we visited Glendarragh Lavender Farm in Appleton, Maine. They were almost ready to harvest the lavender and opened their farm–lavender fields and gift shop–to visitors. What a beautiful place!
Lavender fields at Glendarragh Lavender in Appleton, Maine
I’ve always wanted to see fields of lavender but didn’t know about Glendarragh until recently. They grow a dozen varieties of English and French (lavandin) lavender at their farm, in a range of colors from deep purple to pale pink, white, and of course, lavender. You can read more about them and see some harvest photos on their Facebook page.


I had fun taking some pictures (it’s much prettier in person). As we strolled among the blossoming hedges, the scent of lavender followed us on the breeze. It was a warmer floral than the sometimes piney scent of the essential oil, somehow sweeter. My kids enjoyed the lemon lavender ice cream, made with the farm’s lavender buds.

lavender fields in Appleton, Maine


Of course I had to come home and make some Lavender Lemonade lip balms. It’s a specialty flavor, a purple-hued lemon-flavored balm with a hint of lavender.
Lavender Lemonade lip balm
Have you ever visited a lavender farm?