Let’s be real—after a stressful year, we all could use as many calming and relaxing methods as we can get, and a visit to a lavender farm in New Jersey might be the cure. Thankfully, June is the start of the New Jersey lavender season, and the timing couldn’t better. This aromatic herb is known for its relaxation effects—just a few whiffs may improve sleep, reduce blood pressure, and lower your heart rate. And the best way to reap the benefits? Get a freshly-picked bouquet from a lavender farm. We found seven lavender farms in New Jersey ready for you to shop lavender goods, spend the day with the fam in a field picking your own bundles and visit with some furry farm friends. As with everything now, these farms have adapted to social distancing rules and keeping crowds down by booking appointments, so be sure to check out the one you want to visit before you go. If you are looking for more to do at the farm, don’t miss our The Best Pick Your Own Farms in NJ and Pick Your Own Organic and Natural Farms in New Jersey Guides.
Read on to find the best NJ lavender farm near you and go to soak in those relaxation vibes—after all, you deserve it.
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These are the best lavender farms in New Jersey:
Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm was inspired by a family reunion in Washington State, known as “the Lavender Capital of North America.” Starting with just 150 lavender plants, the Pleasant Valley Lavender Farm is home to about 2,000 plants on nearly ten rolling acres of land. Pick your own or shop dried lavender, body scrubs and balms, lavender for baking (yes, it’s a thing), and more in their gift shop. During the 2021 season, following the guidelines of the CDC and the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the farm is open for u-pick, plant, photo sessions, events, and product sales.
288 Pleasant Valley Road
Morganville, New Jersey 07751
Hidden Spring Lavender Farm offers a variety of lavender types for all kinds of use. You will find all original products featuring farm-grown lavender in the gift shop, including lotion, soap, aromatherapy, sachets, neck pillows, essential oils, arrangements, wreaths, dried lavender, and gift baskets. From now to November, the farm is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Online ordering and curbside pickup are available, or you can also visit the fields during business hours. They are currently taking reservations for photoshoots and for walking an alpaca on their alpaca farm.
890 Route 601
Skillman, NJ 08558
The owners of Orchard View Lavender Farm are committed to growing lavender in an environmentally responsible way. Their mission is to create a relaxing oasis where stress is replaced with serenity. With 1,300 plants and both French and English cultivars, Orchard View Lavender Farm is the spot in Warren County to purchase a variety of artisan products, including bath and body, household, culinary, teas, sachets, home, and garden decor, lavender bundles, both fresh and dry, and lavender buds. Be sure to try the honey harvested from the hives of the lavender field. During harvest time, you can cut and pick your own lavender bundles. For the 2021 season, the English Lavender blooms from mid to late June, and the French Lavenders can be expected to bloom in July, and don’t miss the Sunset at the Lavender Farm event on June 26. The farm is open from now through December on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.
101 Karrsville Road
Port Murray, NJ 07865
Mad Lavender Farm nods to Lewis Carroll, creator of Alice in Wonderland, by injecting a dose of fun into the farm’s creations – like the lavender lemonade, visits with the baby Dwarf Nigerian goats, and an overall lavender oasis right here in NJ. At this farm, you can shop artisan products, take goat yoga classes, and enjoy seven varieties of lavender, all grown organically without chemicals or pesticides. Pick your own lavender is from mid-June to early July by appointment only. The farm is open Friday-Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM, or shop online for pick up from Wednesday-Sunday. They also book private events such as private family picnics and private photography sessions.
452 County Road 579
Milford, NJ 08848
Princeton Lavender Farm is home to both ‘Big Time Blue,’ ‘Sensational,’ and ‘Phenomenal’ lavender. In addition to strolling through the lavender farm, your family can visit the goats, alpacas, turkey chicks, and more. Don’t miss the cold brew lavender coffee, lavender lemonade, and homemade vanilla ice cream with a candied lavender flower. The farm is open with regular hours on Saturday from 10 AM-4 PM and Sundays from 12 PM-4 PM. Appointments are only necessary during the week.
3741 Lawrenceville Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Happy Day Farm boasts 130 acres of farmland and luscious lavender fields to wander through and admire right here in New Jersey. With two different types of lavender, both Phenomenal and Hidcode, you’ll be able to spend a relaxing day breathing in the calming scents and taking insta-worthy photos with your fam. Just be sure not to pick the lavender, as it’s only for viewing. The lavender fields will be open from June 12-30, 2021, from Wednesday through Sunday, 8 AM to 3 PM, with the last ticket being sold at 2:30 PM. The farm also has pick-your-own blueberries, raspberries, and sunflowers.
106 Iron Ore Road
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Serenity Farms of Robbinsville is a kid and pet-friendly farm filled with four acres of Munstead, Hidcote, Grosso, and Phenomenal Lavender varieties. You may also see honeybees and wildflowers as you explore one of the walking tours offered daily. Cut your own lavender is expected to start around the second week of June, and you can take pictures in the field all month. Don’t miss the Children’s storytime on Thursdays and Saturdays and upcoming events, including honey bee education, paint and sip nights, and yoga. Visit Monday through Friday from 1 PM-6 PM and weekends from 11 AM-6 PM.
44 Tindall Road
Robbinsville Twp., NJ 08691
Have you visited a lavender farm in NJ? We would love to hear all about your aromatic experience!