Stop and Smell the Lavender

June 19, 2019

Nestled among the hills of Horton Creek and Boyne City, Lavender Hill Farm is a hidden gem, just waiting to be explored. Lavender Hill Farm is one of those places you can stop, relax, and disconnect for a little while. Once you get the farm, the fragrant smell of lavender beckons you to stop and simply enjoy the sweeping fields of purple. Lavender Hill Farm has 33 acres of farmland and boasts of 23 different species of lavender, making it one of the most prolific lavender farms in Michigan. The farm is open daily 10-5 May through October (hours and dates may change based upon the weather and season).

If you plan your trip accordingly, you can participate in numerous events happening out on the farm, such as concerts, catered lunches, kid’s programs, and arts and crafts activities.

  • Movies
    Enjoy a free movie in the barn every Monday evening throughout the summer. Be sure to check out Lavender Hill Farms’ Facebook page to vote for the movie you would like to see. Be sure to check their calendar of events to see when movies will be early. Come early for a fun bonfire starting at 7pm.
  • Lunches
    Where do we begin to describe the excellence of the lavender lunches? We can’t rave highly enough about this event. Lunches in Lavender happen every Wednesday from 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Every item served incorporates lavender infused foods. We were amazed by the creativity of the caterer and their ability to produce such a great array of lavender infused foods.
  • Concerts
    New to the farm this year is The Series (formerly the Aten Place Concert Series). These concerts offer a great range of talented musicians and genres. The Series is hosted on Saturdays throughout the summer. 
  • Activities
    Activities at the farm are in full swing! Each week offers an exciting mixture of photography classes, yoga sessions, barn dances, and arts and crafts. Visit during a Friday Lavender Fest to play lawn games, bring a picnic, make a craft, play on the swings, and enjoy the many other Friday farm activities we have scheduled throughout the summer.

We would be remiss not to mention the gift shop. This gift shop has a great selection of food products, bath, home and beauty products, essential oils, and a variety of children's products. Many of their products are made by local artisans. The gift shop staff is incredibly knowledgeable about everything and they will even recommend the perfect gift!

Be sure to check their website for a complete list of events.