Lavender Blooming Update: We have 3 of our 9 lavender varieties beginning to bloom as of May 12th, 2019! June is the peak time to see the most of our 9 varieties in bloom and we’ll continue to have seasonal hours through the summer and early fall so you don’t miss the first to last blooms!

2019 Seasonal Hours:

Beginning May 11th, 2019

Admission Fee: $5.00 per person

Children 5 and under are free! All children must remain with an adult during entire visit. Please stay on all pathways, and refrain from walking on top of lavender rows.

Seasonal Hours: Beginning May 11th, 2019

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 12:00 to 4:00

Monday: Closed (except Memorial Day, May 27th. We are open Noon to 4:00)


Mothers Day: Yes! We are open on Mother’s Day! You are welcome to bring a picnic and we do ask that parents stay with their children at all times!

Father’s Day: Yes! We are open on Father’s Day! You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and we do ask that parents stay with their children at all times!

Memorial Day: Yes! We are open Monday, May 27th from Noon to 4:00 PM. Free admission to Military, First Responders!

4th of July: Closed!

U-Pick: Begins in June! We charge $10 per bundle (25 stems) of fresh cut lavender and please bring scissors or garden shears and a bag to carry your lavender home!

Please check below for dates we are closed for private events! This is frequently updated so always check before driving to our farm!

We live on our farm and frequently leave our entrance gates open for meetings with vendors, private tours, and other appointments. Please do not drive on to our farm if the date is posted as closed, or you arrive before or after our set hours.

Our gravel road is shared by our neighbors, so please be courteous and drive very slow when entering and leaving our farm.


Our lavender is in peak bloom from late May to early July, but as long as we have lavender blooming you can cut some beginning in June.

Our Farm Shoppe is open with our handmade lavender products and we do accept credit cards and cash!

Please call email us at: for questions.

Farm Closings for Private Events:

April 7th, 2019

May 4th, 2019

May 18th, 2019

May 24th, 2019

May 25th, 2019

June 1st, 2019

June 8th, 2019

June 15th, 2019

June 27th, 2019

July 4th -July 14th, 2019

July 20th, 2019

August 30th, 2019

August 31st, 2019

Tours:  $10.00 per person (Includes your Admission Fee)

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

11:00 AM

Groups of 10 or more, please email or call us to let us know you are coming!

Children 10 and under are free for tours.

Tour Description: 25 Minutes

Learn how to grow lavender in North Carolina, the various varieties and their uses grown on our farm, oil distillation, barn restoration, and building our farm!You may stay after the tour to cut some lavender if it is ready to cut. We charge $10 per bundle of fresh cut lavender which is about 25 stems. Please bring your own scissors and a bag to carry your lavender home.

Inclement Weather:  Please check this page, or follow us on our Instagram @lavenderoaks and Facebook @lavenderoaksfarmnc for updates on farm closings due to inclement weather! Our lavender can not be cut if there is inclement weather, or heavy rain.

Please email us for private tours of our historic barns for weddings and special events, or click on, “Weddings” for more information.

Please read our farm rules before you visit:

“Old Macdonald’s Farm Rules”

Lavender Oaks Farm Tours 2019 for Groups of 10 or More

Lavender Oaks Farm is part of North Carolina Agritourism and we are excited to be promoting traditional farming techniques and our organic lavender farm in our great state.  Our farm is available to the public through open farm days, private farm events, tours, farm to fork culinary lavender dinners, our popular “Lavender Lunch & Learn Group Tour”, and more! Please go to our Contact page to request information on Lavender Oaks Farm and please follow our progress on our Blog.  It is our honor to be an American Farmer!

Visiting our Farm

DIRECTIONS:  Our farm does come up in Google Maps if you have updated your App. Please use the following address for GPS: Lavender Oaks Farm  3833 Millard Whitley Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516.  When you come down our gravel road, Millard Whitley Rd., follow the signs directing you to our main parking lot. You will drive past our farmhouse the “Macdonald Private Residence” and around to our main parking lot. Please park in our main parking lot and walk down to our Main Barn. There is handicap parking adjacent to our main barn, but please keep the circle drive area clear of all vehicles.

As a working lavender farm, we ask for your assistance in staying with all children at all times during your visit.  There is large farm equipment located on our land, gravel roads, and several acres of forest, as well as a 3/4 pond, so please follow our safety and directional signs located around the farm.  

Please park in our parking lot and keep our circle drive clear of all vehicles.

Our lavender is planted on long rows with white weed fabric protecting our raised mounds. Please stay on the pathways between the lavender rows and see one of our staff before cutting any lavender and only cut lavender that is available to cut that day!

Lavender typically blooms in late May, peaks in June, and continues through summer and possibly to early September.

Lavender is an evergreen, so it is quite beautiful during the fall and winter months.  Our farm is smoke-free, and we provide receptacles for your garbage, so please help us to keep our farm clean and healthy. If you have any questions regarding your visit, please see our “Frequently Asked Questions” tab, or email us at:  We look forward to welcoming you to our family lavender farm!

In the words of Thomas Jefferson:

“Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”