Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where are you located? When is Lavender in bloom?
We are located 2 miles from Interstate 91, exit 29. Our GPS address is 2103 Herrick Road, Derby, Vermont 05829. Lavender mainly blooms, July, August and September.
2. Do I have to pay to visit the farm?
Yes, while the Lavender is in Bloom we charge an admission fee of $5.00 per day, per person. Kids under 10 admission is free. Parking is free. All guests will receive a complimentary glass of Lavender Lemonade! Please make yourself at home, take a walk, have a picnic, enjoy the serenity of the lavender field. Walk the Lavender Labyrinth and receive its calming powers from the earth. Enjoy a peaceful walk and read the many informational placards around the farm. We provide you with picnic tables and various seating to help you enjoy the quiet beauty all around you.
If you arrive in the off season, there will be no fields of purple, but you are welcome to relax and enjoy the property at no charge. We still have some of the most breath taking views in the Northeast Kingdom. Our farm overlooks Jay Peak, Lake Memphremagog, and Canada.
3. Can I pick a lavender bouquet for myself?
Yes, this is the Pick your own Bouquet option, with an admission fee of $12.00. Parking is free. We will provide you with a basket, shears, raffia to tie your bouquet, and instructions on where, how much, and how to clip the lavender properly. This also includes a complementary glass of Lavender Lemonade. Spend as long as you wish, taking in all the beautiful sights around you as your craft your very own bouquet.
4. Can I bring my best friend, my dog?
We love dogs! Unfortunately, we do ask that you leave your pets at home. Our plants are our livelihood, and we must protect them.
5. Do you sell lavender plants?
It depends on the season, so please contact us if you are interested. We are not a public greenhouse, but occasionally we do have extra plants. All plants will be sold out or planted by June 10th.
6. Do you have a bathroom?
Yes, there is a Porta-Potty on site. There is no running water, however, we will provide a no rinse hand sanitation station.
7. Is the farm handicap accessible?
It is a working outdoor farm. While we keep the grass short, there are many acres to explore. There is no cement, or tar walk ways. Our field is located on a small grade, so the ground is not level. We will do our best to accommodate all of our valued guests any way that we can.
8. Do you serve food at the Lavender farm? Do you have any food vendors/trucks on site?
We do not. Occasionally, we may have specials or samples to try, such as Lavender Cookies or Lavender Balsamic Vinegar. We ask that you bring your own food and drinks. Lavender Lemonade will be offered for all admissions. We welcome new vendors! Please contact us personally if you are a food vendor with interest doing business on the farm. A nominal fee will apply.
9. Can I take pictures? I’d like to bring a professional photographer with me, is that ok?
Yes, of course, take all pictures you like! Remember to tag us in all of your photos on social media. We do however ask for a $30.00 site fee for all professional photographers.
10. Do you have bees? Will I get stung?
Anytime you are in nature, there is a possibility of an encounter with bees. However, they are not located near the guests, and the possibilities are small. If you need an epee pen for bee stings, then please bring one with you and inform us of your allergies.
11. Can I get married at the lavender farm? May I propose to my loved one at the farm?
Yes, and yes! Proposals are free, as long as you are not disruptive to our other guests. We would love to host your wedding! Contact us for wedding pricing and availability.
12.What if I wanted to plan a special event, birthday party, or other gatherings?
Special events will generally cost $30.00 per hour for the group. We will try to accommodate everyone’s needs to the best of our ability. Call us with your idea!
13. I bought an admission ticket, and I can’t make it, or the weather is inclement, may I get a refund?
All tickets are non-refundable. However, they are good for the whole season, so we hope you can come visit us another time!
14.Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, groups over 25, such as buses or large parties, are subject to a 10% discount on all admissions.
15. What else is there to do?
16. Do you offer group discounts?
We welcome large groups of school or nursing home visitors, at a discounted rate. Please contact us for details.
17. How long will my lavender that I picked or purchased keep?
Dried lavender can keep for a few years! Just give the flower buds a gentle squeeze to refresh the bouquet of its sweet fragrance. Squeezing the buds releases a small amount of essential oil into the air. Lavender will not dry purple, but rather a bluish gray hue. Dried flowers can be brittle so keep them with care.
18. We pair with many local businesses, so if you need a hotel or restaurant recommendation, please just ask, we love helping other locals!
19. Are you hiring? Can I volunteer?
We do have part time work available during our busy season so email or drop off a resume! Volunteers will be scheduled to ensure all tasks are done in a timely fashion with all labor being utilized evenly.
20. Please keep in mind that Vermont weather can be finicky, and to check for inclement weather, as we have no indoor facilities. Any events or special appointments will be rescheduled for a later date.
21. I have a special request..
Wonderful! Let us know how we can accommodate your ideas and needs. We will do our best to make that day special for you!
22. How long can I stay?
Most visitors will spend an average of 3 hours here, and will walk a few miles. Its great way to get outside, enjoy nature and all of its tranquility. Breathe in the fresh air, and get some gentle exercise.
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2103 Herrick Rd.
Derby, VT 05829