Sequim Lavender Farm Tour…

Because Moisi is my father we made it to the Lavender Festival over an hour early. Most farms weren’t open to visitors until 10:00 A.M. so we got our bearings with my favorite navigator in the back seat. Last year I journeyed to the festival all by my lonesome. It’s a lot more fun with my navigator and a bloggy friend who understands that we take photos of everything! Jill and her camera are great companions for me. You’ll need to check out her beautiful perspective of our days, too.

Here’s my navigator, Katie. We had time to stop and look out at the Dungeness Spit and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. We gave a shout out to our Canadian friends across the Strait. Hello Pondside and to the east of Vancouver Island, hello Girls from MGCC!

We picked the roads on the perimeter to travel and were happy to spot this away from downtown spot for breakfast. A great start to our farm tour. We all chose the 1-1-1 for breakfast. One egg, one piece of sausage or bacon, and one pancake or piece of french toast.

Jill was served her coffee in a lavender mug. While we were waiting for our breakfast the owner of the restaurant brought us a bouquet of flowers for the table. He showed us the bush the mock orange blooms came from that were in the bouquet.

When breakfast was done we were ready to head to our first farm of the day…

I’m going to have to break down my posts by farm so that my posts will be manageable. Oliver’s was a nice start with just a few other people around. Each of the farms had nice gift shops to shop in and some of the farms had several vendors on sight with their tents ready to lure you in to buy their wares…

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18 thoughts on “Sequim Lavender Farm Tour…

  1. Ever so lovely. I planted lavender a few years in a row. .and it never survives. I must try again. ..those photos have me convinced it is worth the try.

  2. I’m new to the growing lavender world. This year it is REALLY happy and blooming strong. I have a variety that almost looks like it’s dusty compared to most of my friends. It’s not a vibrant purple….I keep thinking I could spray it down and it would snap to. (c: But it is almost 4 feet tall this year. I didn’t know it got that big. My friends have closer to the ground, short stems, dark purple variety so this has surprised me. This looks like a beautiful tour to take. Looking forward to seeing other farms.

  3. Always enjoy your photos and blog. Hope you were able to come by our farm while here in Sequim. This was our first year on the Farm Tour ( and we were delighted to see all of our visitors.

  4. Beautiful! And how fun to have a ‘crew’ along this year.

    I’m thinking that the lavender fields must be ‘late bloomers’ this year as well…what with our cool spring and summer.

  5. Oops…guess we shouda gone to the Washington farm after all! I just love your mosaics. And that you will recall exactly the name of each farm that we visited on your blog so I won’t have to 😉

  6. We pulled our lavender bushes when it go too big and wild, but this year when I realized it’s edible, I got one new plant.

    • Anneliese, we learned that not all lavender is good culinary lavender. They have varieties of culinary lavender so be careful what you buy. “From everything I’ve read and researched, all lavender seems to be edible. The only lavender recommended for cooking is angustifolia, which has a light, sweet smell, whereas the others are all high in camphor oil, which is slightly bitter in food and is treated by the body as a toxin.”

  7. These are just spectacular photos. i didn’t know you could visit the farms like that. These are just stunning and how great that you had company this year.

  8. I’ve heard good things about mock orange…did not know what the flowers look like, and now I do! The lavender is certainly lovely. I just read Jill’s post too and love all the color everywhere. I’m looking forward to more!

  9. Beautiful pictures! I can just about smell the fragrance of that sweet lavender!!! I’ve never been to the farm you featured in this post — one neat thing about Sequim is that it is loaded with quaint, unique, and beautiful lavender farms. It amazes me how each one can hold its own, unique style among so many others.

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