June 1 – July 29
Friday – Monday, 10am – 4pm
Derek and Sue Owen run a family lavender farm set in the heart of the beautiful Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Lavender was first planted here using natural organic methods in 2012 in fields previously used to grow Christmas trees. The lavender clearly loves the soil, the south facing hillside and the high altitude giving it the best growing conditions for the highest quality English Lavender. They have more than a dozen different lavender varieties and over 6000 plants in total. The lavender crop is harvested by hand and steam distilled in a traditional copper still. They distil every almost every day they are open for the season starting as soon as the flowers are at their best. The essential oil is used in almost everything they make and Derek & Sue hand-craft the majority of their unique lavender products right there on the farm.
There are a wide range of lavender products from delicious home-made sweet treats, heavenly bath and beauty products to beautifully made heat wraps, neck rolls and sachets. When the lavender is blooming you will find lavender plants available for sale, classes on wreath and wand making, essential oil demonstrations and a u-pick area for you to take fresh lavender bouquets back home with you. There is a shady picnic area and you are welcome to bring the whole family to enjoy the natural beauty for the day, take great photos or just relax with a book and breathe in the scent of summer.
You can find the English Lavender Farm by taking highway 238 to the town of Applegate. There is a green iron bridge in the middle of a small town and Thompson Creek Road is just West of the bridge. Almost eight miles of gently winding roads follow Thompson Creek as you climb into the mountains and they are at 8040 on the right. Whichever direction you are coming from you’ll discover that there are a wealth of beautiful wineries in the Applegate so feel free to take your time and enjoy the scenery on your way.
You will see from our picture that the farm is high in the mountains. The view from the top of the lavender field is breathtaking with a clear view of Greyback Mountain and West through the valley to the California border. There is plenty of field grass around the lavender so please feel free to bring a picnic and don’t forget your camera.
From Jacksonville Oregon (about 25 minutes drive)
Head southwest on Highway 238 towards Applegate. In 25 minutes with the Applegate Store on your left and the Applegate River Lodge on your right, cross the green Pioneer Bridge and turn immediately left onto Thompson Creek Road. Continue for 10 minutes (or just over 7 miles) and you will reach the English Lavender Farm on your right.
From Grants Pass (about 25 minutes drive)
Head south east on Highway 238 towards Applegate and Medford. Just before the green Pioneer Bridge in Applegate, turn immediately right onto Thompson Creek Road. Continue for 10 minutes (or just over 7 miles) and you will reach the English Lavender Farm on your right.