classes and events

                                         Lavender Academy July 14th and 15th

Our Lavender Academy for April was very successful and we are hosting another one            July 14 and 15th. If you have ever wanted to grow 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.



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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August 25th- Butterfly Fesival

TBA




Essential Oils 102

$ 15.00 USD

to be announced

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

to be announced

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 2nd.  for our Annual Open House.

We also hold our annual wreath class that afternoon at 1:00 

I am sorry the wreath class is sold out for this year. Hope you can join us next year.

We will be adding a link to register for the class shortly.

This is not any normal 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.


This final wreath is my 27 year old wreath. If you have been to the farm it is behind the register. 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? This class is sold out!

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 ad 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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