June 14-17, 2018 – Cherry Valley, CA At The Largest Organic Lavender Farm In Southern California
Each summer, 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn celebrates the beginning of lavender harvest season by hosting the annual Lavender Festival. Visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the winding paths of organic lavender fields, participate in guided tours in horse-drawn hay wagons, learn how lavender essential oil is extracted, taste lavender-inspired dishes and enjoy live music. The organic herbs grown at 123 Farm are featured prominently throughout the family-friendly festival through various refreshing lavender-inspired favorites such as lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream. The organic marketplace showcases specialty items many of them made with lavender as, for example, honey, balsamic vinegar, essential oils, fresh bouquets, plants and even lavender-stuffed toys.
Feel free to wander the 20 acres of their organic lavender fields and view their sample garden which is the home of more than 90 varieties of lavender. They grow primarily three varieties of lavender – Provence, Angustifolia & Munstead – which they use in their own aromatherapy products, for floral arrangements and in the kitchen. Remember to bring your camera and feel free to take as many photos as you like, but please do not pick the lavender.
Horse-Drawn Wagon Tours:
Tours last approximately Guided tours on a horse-drawn wagon meander past one of our lavender fields. Tours last approximately 15 minutes. Tickets are $9.00 per person. Children under two who can sit on your lap will be free. The tour sells out quickly so please purchase the tour tickets in advance. The tour runs from 12PM – 4:45PM
10AM – 5PM (Thursday & Sunday)
10AM – 8PM (Friday & Saturday)
Adults $8/Seniors $6/Children Free
For more information, directions and activities please visit: http://hsresort.com/thelavenderfestival/
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Lynne Tucker is a Travel Writer and Photo Journalist based in Palm Desert.