Experience sunshine lavender farm ~ the first of its kind in Orange County, NC. Take a farm tour. Learn about this fragrant, soothing herb and how to care for it in your garden or a container. Visit our kitchen garden and learn how to feed a family fresh vegetables from a small space. Stroll the gardens featuring an edible landscape. Check out the pollinators, like our honey bees and learn how to bring them back. Get some lavender-y honey, while it lasts.Try something tasty with lavender. Sip Lavender Lemonade. (Expand to see directions)
Watch artists paint waves of lavender and garden landscapes. Create a fresh lavender craft. In our barn, learn about the lavender process and stuff your own sachet and make a grill or outdoor fire bundle to take home. Fresh Lavender or Barn Crafts: $5 each
Find a spot on the farm to spread your quilt or set up your camp chair to enjoy fresh breakfast munchies, lunch or a snack from The Picnic Basket. New this year, a frozen treat for those who prefer fruit to dairy! For a treat, have a cone of Chocolate or Vanilla Lavender ice cream from Orange County’s own Maple View Farm.
Beneath our Lavender Garden Shed & Porch, find lots of lavender seedlings. Shop for farm fresh hand made gifts for body, home, and weddings. Lots of lavender-y and farm fresh items like newly harvested honey and one-of-a-kinds too.
Most of all, come breathe in the lovely lavender and relax! Please bring your own shears for cutting, sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothing, and shoes. Picnic blankets, camp chairs, and stools for your comfort, and umbrellas for shade are welcome.
Directions: The farm is located in the Schley Community of Orange County near the Schley Grange Hall and ball field. From the intersection of Hwy 70 and Churton Street (or Hwy 86 North in Hillsborough) At the light after the intersection of Hwys 86/70, turn right on to Hwy57 N and drive 6 miles to the “Welcome to Schley” sign after the entrance to Echo Creek Riding Academy. Turn left on to Schley Road (Landmark: brick Payne’s Chapel Church on the hill.) Drive 1.6 miles to Millstone (gravel, private) Road on your left just after the first entrance to Woods Loop. Our farm is 1/2 mile from Schley Road and the second drive to your left at 4104 Millstone. Please follow the signs!