Lavender Haze

Lavender Haze in Thurston County

Picture this: embarking on a journey of serenity and aromatic bliss while singing Taylor Swift’s “Lavender Haze,” and yes, lavender is more than just a song reference. In Thurston County, lavender season transforms the landscape into a fragrant haven of relaxation and rejuvenation with an abundance of lavender fields along the picturesque Thurston Bountiful Byway, a 60-mile scenic loop of lush farms lands, rural communities with mom-and-pop shops, and stunning natural beauty.

As the quintessential scent of relaxation, it’s no wonder why lavender holds a special place in many hearts and during peak season in July and August, visitors can stroll through fields of vibrant purple blooms, enjoying a sense of calm.

Along the Thurston Bountiful Byway, be immersed in the beauty of nature and discover hidden gems that celebrate the essence of lavender.

  • Evergreen Valley Lavender Farm has over 600 organic lavender plants and 13 different varieties. This season, they’re open June 27 through Aug. 3 Thursday-Saturday. Not to miss: the July 13th festival with many different vendors celebrating their 15th year in business!
  • Schirm Loop Homestead Lavender not only has rows and rows of lavender, they also have fruit trees, honeybees, and spectacular views of Mt. Rainier. 2024 hours have not been released, but will be soon on their Facebook page.
  • Walupt Farms has a 3-acre pasture featuring row after row of lavender, all with their own scent and special qualities, and is also home to honeybees. Not to miss: a local favorite, elderflower balm made with lavender and elderflower oils, beeswax, and essential oils that make your hands soft as, well, balm! 2024 hours have not been released just yet.
  • Cobblefield Lavender Farm is set on a quarter-acre focusing on producing essential oils. Go for the menu of lavender treats they sell on-site and stay awhile while becoming one with the lavender. 2024 hours have not been released just yet.

Looking for more lavender? Don’t worry! Indulge your senses with an array of lavender-infused products like a lavender latte from Ember Goods, a coconut lavender lemonade from the Shiplap Shop (a donut is a must, too!), or browse an array of goods at the Olympia Farmer’s Market in the heart of downtown Olympia.

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