Now that summer is almost over, it’s time to relax and discover ways to enjoy these final days of the season.
Since lavender is known for its calming properties, I thought what better place to unwind and come to your senses than by visiting a local lavender farm.
There’s nothing that lulls you into the easy rhythm of summertime more than enjoying these perfumed flowers, while cutting you very own fresh lavender right from the fields.
Best of all, it’s a great way to get your kids out in the fresh air. They’ll thoroughly enjoy and learn from active participation in this fragrant farm experience.
Lavender Ridge is a family-owned and operated cut-flower and herb farm that makes a great day trip from Dallas. It offers you a chance to get away from it all, without really having to get far away.
Visitors use purple scissors and garden baskets to cut and collect the lavender which costs about $8 per bundle. We used our fresh-cut lavender to make homemade sashes and potpourri.
After spending time in the lavender fields, you might also enjoy strolling through Lavender Ridge’s butterfly garden which features a variety of herbs, perennials, annuals and native plants.
If shopping for all things lavender is more your speed, then you’ll love the quaint gift shop where they have handmade herbal soaps, lotions and skin products, along with a large selection of culinary herbs and much more.
Enjoying the scent of lavender might cause you to work up an appetite to satisfy your purple passion.
You will definitely want to make plans to visit the Lavender Ridge Café for a delightful lavender lunch.
It’s a screened-in patio nestled among the tall shady oaks that overlooks the lavender field.
The café made the perfect setting to enjoy our tasty lavender treats including: lavender chicken salad, lavender gooey butter cake, lavender cheesecake, and of course – lavender lemonade.
After drinking several glasses of the lavender lemonade, we were thoroughly refreshed, relaxed and completely chilled out.
Our visit to Lavender Ridge was a wonderful way to cap off a lazy summer afternoon and make sweet memories that will last a lifetime.