It’s not officially summer in Walla Walla until the Blue Mountain Lavender Farm opens! This you-pick lavender adventure is fun for all ages and makes a great outing for your little ones, or your girlfriends. Photo opportunities abound, and the scent of lavender is intoxicating at this lovely farm that’s been open and operating as a family-owned business since 2000. The 20-minute drive from downtown Walla Walla is well worth it (and absolutely stunning).
Entry to the Blue Mountain Lavender Farm is free of charge (you simply pay for what you pick; one big bundle of lavender goes for about $10). The two-acre farm has 25 different varieties of lavender on site, and they provide everything you need. So grab a basket and get to picking!
The farm is open until 5:00 pm daily, other than Saturday (when they’re closed) and Thursday, when they’re open until 8:00 pm.
That makes Thursday evening the best time to go for those stunning golden hour photos. If you’re interested in photos in this beautiful setting without the public, then you’re in luck – Blue Mountain opens the farm to photographers on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00pm for a fee of $60. You can book that here.
Once you’ve picked all the lavender your heart desires, empty your basket, choose your ribbon, and tie your bundles.
The farm welcomes picnics, and we can’t think of a more picturesque setting. Food is not for sale on-site, so you’re welcome to bring your own. If you’re looking for some delicious picnic ideas, see our blog on Gourmet Grab and Go Ideas for Your Next Trip to Walla Walla. (Local restaurants Graze, Walla Walla Bread Co., and Cugini’s also offer excellent grab-and-go options.)
In addition to picking your own lavender and picnicking, the farm also offers a variety of fun events throughout the season. Take a yoga class, make a lavender wreath, or meet the farmer for an informative session about lavender. See all of their classes and offerings here.
Don’t miss the photo op with the darling little French car parked out front! And make sure to stop in their Farm Boutique on your way out to shop lavender dried bouquets, essential oils, bath and body products, and more.
The Blue Mountain Lavender Farm is open from early June to mid-July. Find more information about the classes and other offerings available on their website.
By: Stephanie Forrer
Read more of Stephanie’s Pacific Northwest adventures at www.eatdrinktravelyall.com!