Visiting the Farm

Although the best time to see the fields at the "peak of purpleness" is July - August, there are many things to do at the farm May - October. We would suggest allowing at least 1-2 hours for your visit.


During your visit be sure to...

- Stroll through our organically certified fields.

- Browse the over 200 lavender products we handcraft on the farm at our Gatehouse Farm Store.

Visiting Pelindaba Lavender Farm

- Explore the Demonstration Garden where we cultivate over 50 different varieties of lavender. Blooming begins in early May and some varieties are still in bloom in October!

- Visit the Distillery and Exhibits to learn how we distill the lavender essential oil from the plant — and about its many and diverse uses.

- Take home some lavender plants for your own garden from the Nursery.

- Harvest your own beautiful bouquet of lavender from the Cutting Field when the flowers are in bloom.

- Bring a Picnic to enjoy and be sure try our lavender lemonade, iced tea, ice cream (gluten-free) or cookies!

Take a look at the farm via our live webcam? Bookmark it for future reference and trip planning!

Visitor Center Hours

April : 9:30am - 5:30pm Wednesday - Sunday
May : 9:30am - 5:30pm DAILY
June - August : 9am - 6pm DAILY
September : 9:30am - 5:30pm DAILY

Admission to the farm is FREE.
Parking, restroom and picnic facilities are available.

Don't miss the San Juan Island Lavender Festival hosted at the farm the 3rd weekend of each July when the fields are in full bloom.

For those visiting October - March or after hours, please feel welcome to take a walk through the fields. The fields are never closed.

Pets are very welcome, we simply ask their owners to keep them on leash and to clean up after them.