2020 Seasonal Hours for Visitors: June 6-7, June 13-14, June 20-21, and June 27-28, from 10am to 4pm each day.
During July 2020: Join RavenCroft as we direct the 2020 Essential Oil Showcase at the Willamette Valley Lavender Festival in Newberg, Oregon: July 11-12, 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 ESSENTIAL OIL SHOWCASE 2020: Because of our special interest in essential oil chemistry and quality, RavenCroft will participate in the assessment of oil samples submitted by small-scale lavender growers and distillers for the 2020 Essential Oil Showcase. We will be on-site at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, 11-12 July from 10 AM to 5 PM to direct the display and sampling of this year’s notable essential oils. Join us for some serious sniffing!
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 2019: bud-break for the earliest English-type lavender occurred early in June, 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 2020 season will launch. We generally expect to be harvesting English-type lavenders in the latter half of June, followed by the French hybrids in early July. To best appreciate our wide assortment of lavender and lavandin varieties, plan a June visit, before too many of the flowers have to find their way into the still.
Products and Services Offered:
- Listing categories Plants, Flowers and Buds / Essential Oil, Hydrosol, and Other Fragrance Products / Culinary Goods / Personal Care Products / Services / Discounts for OLA members / Ships in USA / "PROMOTE WITH US" MEMBERS ONLY: Store Open Seasonally / "PROMOTE AND GROW" MEMBERS ONLY: Amenities at Destinations / Fresh we-cut bouquets (seasonal) / Dried buds - culinary / Essential oils and blends / Hydrosol and hydrosol-based products / Potpourri fragrance blends / Other lavender fragrance products / Dried culinary lavender buds / OLA branded lavender products / Syrups, sweeteners and sauces / Perfumes / Lavender educational services / Essential oil refining services / Custom lavender fragrance services / Fresh Cut / Crafts / Picnic Area / Gifts / Leashed Pets / Distilling / Participating in Paint Out / Participating in Photo Contest
- Location / Region Northern Willamette Valley