Scan over these lavender fields in Texas and cut-your-own lavender farms.
While Texas bluebonnets bloom in early spring, the beautiful aromatic lavender flower follows. As with any flower, the blooming time solely depends on sun, rain, cold, and heat; therefore, the actual blooming times vary in the different regions of Texas. Below are four cut-your-own lavender fields in Texas to visit this summer for that beautiful bouquet of lavender.
Small towns offer some of the best family activities in the summer, and contributing to letting the public visit their farm to cut lavender bundles is a great way to get the family together and make lifetime memories. Lavender growers pride themselves on their lavender farms and lavender plants. If you’ve never been to a lavender field, you’re in for a treat when you do. The aromatic smell of lavender puts you in a good mood – well, it does me.
Lavender Fields In Texas – When Is Lavender Season In Texas?
There’s nothing sweeter than having fresh lavender in a vase on a counter or table in your home, especially in the bathroom. The lavender fragrance has such a clean, uplifting smell. When I make soap at home (as a hobby), I use 100% lavender essential oil by doTerra and lavender buds from fresh lavender sprigs –it smells so good!
Lavender typically blooms from mid-May to early July. The best time to see lavender blooms in Texas is usually late May or early summer, depending on the climate.
The last time I visited a lavender farm, I spent over $75 in their lavender gift shop. I bought foot balm, foot lotion, and foot scrub – all for the feet! Believe it or not, that was in Wisconsin.
Cut-Your-Own Lavender Fields In Texas
The beautiful lavender fields and farms are plentiful in Texas, but not all of them allow you to come out and pick their lavender. In fact, I only found four places in Texas that will enable you to cut-your-own-lavender. And all four are far from each other. So, you’re in for a treat if you live near one of these lavender fields or traveling nearby. The closest one to me is Gainesville (North Texas), and I plan to go.
Many lavender farms have an annual festival with local artisans, food, and activities. Be sure to check each site because of different times of the year. Some are in mid-May, while a few will be in early summer.
During the lavender season, jot down these locations to cut your own lavender if you’re in Texas.
Also, lavender farms may be opened during the year, but only a few months out of the year can you cut lavender bundles. Otherwise, taking photos and buying lavender products is all you can do, but that’s nice.
• Chappell Hill Lavender Farm – Chappell Hill / Brenham
East Texas has gorgeous bluebonnets, and its aromatic lavender comes into play when summer approaches. You’ll smell the aroma and enjoy scenic hillside views when you visit. Get your camera ready for this treat!
This lavender farm in Texas (Brenham) is just a short drive north of the historic town of Chappell Hill. The primary lavender varieties at Chappell Hill Lavender Farm will be Sweet, Provence, and Phenomenal.
The sweet variety will be available in May/June, and the Provence in August and September. There are two cutting seasons at the farm.
There may be blackberries, peaches, and figs to pick.
The farm and gift store is open from March through November. Check back for cutting seasons.
Free Admission to the farm. Call about cutting lavender before you go.
• Lavender Ridge Farms – Gainesville
The season reopens on March 3, 2023
Visitors can meander through their gardens and lavender fields and cut fresh bunches of lavender during the blooming season (late May – July).
Lavender Ridge Farms has no fee for parking or admission. No pets allowed. Open Friday-Sunday. Cafe on the premises.
Note: They also sell plants, flowers, and lavender products. My mother and I had lunch there today (June 3, 2023), and it was good, and we ate outside. My favorite is their lavender tea. After lunch, we shopped for plants and found a climbing ficus (sometimes called a creeping fig) that I couldn’t wait to see grow to its full potential on the side of my house.
• TX-Ture Farm
TX-Ture Farm in Aubrey, TX. I’m not sure they will have their lavender festival this year. But the farm is open, and the alpacas are out. Free admission, but some activities cost.
TX-Ture offers soap-making classes – check the website for more info.
Texas Hill Country
• Hill Country Lavender Farm
The City of Blanco is known as the Lavender Capital of Texas. Their lavender field in Texas opens in April – Thursday-Saturday for visits (free).
The 18th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival is June 9-10, 2023, and the lavender blooming season generally runs from May through July. A little history about Hill Country Lavender Farm – it’s Texas’s first commercial lavender farm. Blanco comes alive at this time of year.
Tickets: $5 parking. Shuttle from the town square is $5 roundtrip.
The cutting season may not happen this year due to the ice storm in 2021. Please check back.
• Rough Creek Lavender Fields – Wimberley
June – depending on Mother Nature
Wimberley, a small Texas town in the Texas Hill Country, has something that appeals to everyone – young and old. I have not been yet, but the more I read about this quaint town, the more I want to visit. And now I found out about this lavender field.
Rough Creek Lavender Fields is a working horse ranch, and now you can enjoy meandering through the fields, cutting your lavender, shopping for lavender products in their store, or relaxing outside. The cutting season may be in June, but it’s unclear on the website.
• Becker Vineyards – Fredericksburg
Visitors to Becker Vineyards can enjoy the Spanish lavender blooming season from April through May and stroll through rows of lavender while sipping wine. Leashed pets are allowed outside. I am not sure at this point if cut-your-own lavender is available.
Becker Lavender Farms will hold its 24th annual Lavender Festival on Saturday, April 15-16, 2023, from 10 am to 5 p.m. Enjoy this two-day celebration of lavender with lavender luncheons, artisan vendors, the art of food and wine pairings, live music, wine tasting, and concessions!
Tickets: $15 entry fee for 13 and up. (maybe more – this was last year’s price)
While in the Texas Hill Country, you may want to stop by Wildseed Farm to see all the flowers growing. Gorgeous lavender fields in Fredericksburg grow between May and July, but I didn’t find one that offers cuttings. Wildseed Farm is also an excellent place for souvenirs to bring home to friends and family.
Lavender Fields Closed To The Public
Unfortunately, the below farms have either closed or do not allow anyone on their farms. Some lavender growers grow lavender to make lavender products to sell wholesale and to the public.
Lacey Farms in Burton, TX, is a wholesaler and makes lavender products for retail establishments and their online store.
Purple Cactus Lavender Farm – Weimer, TX
Thistledew Lavender Farms – Dickens, TX
Lavender Lane Farm – Blanco, TX
Fredericksburg Herb Farm – Fredericksburg – and is now the Hill Country Herb Garden.
Rockin’ H Lavender Farm – Santa Anna, TX – Their fresh lavender bundles are available at Red House Winery in Nacodogoches Wed-Sat. And at Coleman Farmer’s Market every Saturday.
Hummingbird Farms – Johnson City
If you know of a lavender farm that allows the public to cut lavender bundles in Texas that are not on this list, please share it with us. Thank you.
How To Grow Lavender
I can never keep my lavender plants alive for more than two months after buying them. Do you have the same problem? Hill Country Lavender explains how to grow lavender in pots – http://www.hillcountrylavender.com/grow-your-own-lavender.