2019 Seasonal Hours for Visitors: June 15-16, June 22-23, and June 29-30, from 10am to 4pm each day.
New in 2019: RavenCroft at the 2019 Willamette Valley Lavender Festival in Newberg, Oregon: July 13-14, 10 AM – 5 PM.
RavenCroft is also open to guests by appointment. There are no admission or parking fees.
Nestled among the gentle hills south of Oregon City, RavenCroft cultivates lavender with an elegant, European sensibility. A multitude of varieties provides us with an unusually long bloom season, often starting in May. On-site distillation yields the varietal essential oils that are the core for our lavender fragrance offerings. Beautiful meeting facilites allow us to host special events pertaining to herb and lavender culture and uses, including culinary applications. You will enjoy strolling through the blooming lavender, learning tips for growing these plants and other herbs, and picnicking with a fantastic view of the Willamette Valley. Browse through the Raven’s Nest shop where you may sample our unique fragrance products, and shop for other lavender-themed items.
LAVENDER ESSENTIALS 2019: Visitors to RavenCroft on Saturday, June 22 or Sunday, June 23 are invited to participate in a free demonstration and discussion from 1 PM – 2 PM. Intended for gardening enthusiasts, this session is our crash course in lavender cultivation and the preparation of its primary products for personal use.
SPECIAL CLASSES: Private group sessions can be arranged for practical education on lavender cultivation and applications. Contact us to discuss details.
BLOOM SEASON NOTICE
Here’s what happened in 2018: bud-break for the earliest English-type lavender occurred on June 3rd, opening the lavender season. Unfortunately, Mother Nature is a bit fickle, and we must wait to see what she dishes out for spring-time weather before guessing when the 2019 season will launch. We generally expect to be harvesting English-type lavenders in the latter part of June, followed by the French hybrids in July. We recommend that you plan your visit before the July 4th holiday to best appreciate our wide assortment of lavender and lavandin varieties.