classes and events

               to register for any of these classes please go to this link class registration

                                                  Lavender Academy 2019

Our 3 Lavender Academy classes this summer  were so successful and we are hosting another one next spring, dates to be determined. We are presently working on dates for 2019, stay tuned and check back often to see what we have added to the schedule.

If you have ever wanted togrow Lavender this is the class for you. 

Join us for a 2 day intensive workshop which covers Lavender 101 and Beyond. The first day will be informational, how to pick your varieties, grow, plant and harvest as well as learning how to prune and rejuvenate plants with hands on activities in the gardens. The second day will be value added with recipes and hands on classes including soap making, lotion bars bath bombs and lots more. 2 lunches, snacks and drinks are included. Registration is limited, so sign up early

Click on the Products link above and on the web store link to register.



Join us for one of our many classes and events this summer.

Lavender Academy April 21, 22

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May 26th Herbs 101 11:00 registration required $15.00 per person and you receive a discount on all plants purchased during the class

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June 2nd Butterfly Awareness Day 10-5 with a program at 11:00

registration is required for the program 5.00 per person

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June 16th Lavender Thyme Festival 10-5

Join us for a full day of everything Lavender 

No charge for admission, and mini classes and demos all afternoon, learn how to choose the variety of Lavender for your needs, how to plant, grow, harvest and even cook with this amazing herb.

We will start with a tour in the morning, followed by an optional Lavender lunch $10.50 per person, registration is required.

Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day if preferred.

Mini classes, making an lavender wreath, a lavender wand or cut your own bunch of fresh Lavender $5.00 each will be ongoing in the afternoon. Leann how we make our Lavender Essential oil as we have a distilling demonstration in the afternoon.

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June 21-23 and June 28-30 Pick your own Lavender 

$5.00 a bunch, cut your own fresh bunches of Lavender from 10-5, we will provide the scissors and instruction. Why buy a dried bunch when you can cut your won fresh Lavender.

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Lavender Academy July 11, 12

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August 18- 19th Lavender Academy

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August 25th

Lavender Wreath Class 1:00

using dried lavender and dried flowers create a wreath which will grace your all for years. All materials included $35.00

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Sept 8 th Essential Oils 101 11:00

Learn how to use these amazing oils. This is not a sales pitch for at company , our focus is safety and usage of essential oils for health, cleaning and general enjoyment. Always Safety first, being natural does not mean it is safe.

see Essential oils 102 below

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Sept 22nd Lavender/Fall Wreath class

using a grapevine wreath and dried flowers from the gardens learn how to make a beautiful wreath which will be perfect for your fall d├ęcor. $35.00 all materials included.

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Oct. 6th- Herbal Oils and Vinegar

Using the bounty of our garden, and yours, learn how to create delicious, pretyy and wonderful gifts from your harvest. Feel free to bring what you have grown but we will provide everything you need for this fun and tasty class. 1:00 $15.00 all materials included

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Oct 13th Spa Day-  Don't you deserve to be pampered? Well, in this class you will learn how to make bath bombs, skin softening salves and more. Make for yourself, for Christmas gifts or even to sell. Space is limited so register early. class will be 1:00 until....

$30.00 all materials and recipes for you to take home are included.

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December 1st Annual Open House and Christmas wreath class. December 1st. see our full description below.

Our classes always sell out so be sure to register early for this one. Come make a decorator wreath we call the forever wreath. You will make a live wreath which will slowly dry into a fabulous wreath which can stay out year round.

Learn how to work with Christmas greens, make a wreath or a swag, new this year.... learn to make a bow, without a bow maker! All materials including ribbon in included.

$40.00 per person, registration required.

To register for any of these classes click on our Products page and then click on NEW SHOP this will take you to our registration link,


Essential Oils 102

$ 15.00 USD

Oct 6th 1:00

Join us for an advanced version of Essential oils 101. Learn how to blend various Essential oils to make products you will use around the house, including cleaning products, oils or your helth and so much more. Take home samples that you have made. Remember safety first when it comnes to using Essential Oils. 

Herbal Oils and Vinegars

$ 15.00 USD

Oct 6th 1:00

Join us for a fun and tasty class where you will be making a variety of herbal oils and vinegar using both fresh and dried herbs. Why spend a fortune on these tasty additions to your cooking arsenal when you can create your own? A perfect way to preserve your summer bounty from the garden, use them all winter and make great Christmas gifts for next to nothing. 

Join us on the first Saturday in December, Dec 1st   for our Annual Open House.

We also hold our annual wreath class, scroll down to see pictures, that afternoon at 1:00 

 Hope you can join us this year.

This is not any normal wreath, we call it a forever wreath . Make it one year and then keep it forever.  Check out the pictures below which are from a previous class.

Take a LIVE balsam wreath and decorate it for Christmas and beyond. These wreaths will dry naturally and you will be able to use them for years, yes years. The Balsam will naturally turn a fabulous shade of brown, the needles will not shed and you will have a "decorator"wreath which will be the envy of your friends. Not your average christmas wreath!  $40.00 per person- all materials included.

I have one 27 years old, scroll down to see my wreath. If you have been to the farm it is on the door into our butterfly room. It began as a green fresh wreath and was decorated with cockscomb, hydrangea and pinecones. It took almost three months for it to darken but it now looks like a decorator wreath and is left out year round.

Why make a wreath that you will to throw away after the season? 

Registration is required, class is at 1:00 and the cost is $40.00 which includes all the materials and refreshments. This year you will actually learn how to MAKE the wreath or a swag and then decorate it. If you just want to come decorate one, come a bit later. We have wreaths ready to be decorated too.The class will be in conjunction with our Christmas Open House which will run from 10-5.


The third Saturday of June is our Annual Lavender Festival, Lavender Thyme, so be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join us next year. This coming year we will be expanding our  U Pick Lavender activity and will have three weekends of U pick Lavender. 

 An optional lunch is available, for $9.50, with reservations .

Southwest Virginia is home to several Lavender farms; to visit other farms in our region visit The Southwest Virginia Lavender Trails site at www.Lavenderthymetrail.com

The last few weeks of June are bloom time for us here in Southwest Virginia.

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