PLEASE NOTE: Open for prepaid ticketed events and preorder pick ups.

EVENTS

Open Farm Days

Inhale. Exhale. Ahhh. 

Come for engaging visits and to browse soul-soothing locally grown and made lavender goods unique to the farm. Take a country drive with little traffic for special farm experiences.

The farm opens seasonally. In the spring and fall come for field-side demonstrations and plants for sun-loving gardens. June Bloom Open Farm Days! That’s when the lavender really shows off. Lavender lovers get in the spirit during the Holiday Open House in December. Sip and nibble lavender-y laced treats. Sign up for unique artist workshops. Choose local gifts only discovered here.

Enjoy easy ways to learn and shop for calming and soothing lavender for body, garden, gifts, home and weddings.

1) Shop online & enjoy farm pick up on Wednesdays from
4 pm – 6 pm.

2) Farm to you. Order to have items shipped to you or to a loved one.

3) Keep reading to learn more about our Schedule of Events to include the June Bloom and Holiday Open Farm Days.

Be sure to sign up for the Lavender Letters and be the first to receive the event announcements from the farm.

Fall Lavender Planting Clinic, Sale & Yoga

Saturday, October 29 | 10 am - 2 pm

The farm opens for Spring and Fall Lavender Planting Clinics when you can learn how to properly plant lavender in your southern garden. Our aim is to continue to offer a healthy, wholesome and engaging experience all wrapped up in a comforting lavender scented breeze. 

Could your soul use a lift? Join a yoga class that fits your mood. Allie from the Water & the Well is back by popular demand! If the weather is nice that day, you’re welcome to bring a picnic or snack to enjoy while you’re here. There’s an easy mowed trail for wandering and time to shop the farm’s new Lavender Love Shop & Farm Market. In addition to the wide range of lavender plants ready for your garden, you’ll also find the farm’s line of soul-soothing handcrafted goods for the body, gifts, home and weddings too.

We often partner with local folks like Allie for unique experiences on the farm during the Lavender Planting Clinics. Stay tuned for what’s next!

Holiday Open House | Saturday, December 10

Visit the farm! Celebrate local lavender.

In the shiny new Lavender Love Shop & Farm Market, browse for unique and many one-of-a-kind North Carolina grown and handmade gifts.

Get a glimpse of the farm when the lavender is snoozing in the field and the sweet scent of lavender prevails on the small family farm.

Decorated for the holidays, sample lavender goodies, sip lavender hot chocolate, visit with farm hosts and lavender lovers from near and far.

Discover local lavender items for the body, garden, gifts, kitchen, home and weddings too. Attendees may even win a farm-related door prize! 

Tickets are required to visit. 

Let's go to France!

Provence & How about a Culinary & Christmas Markets Tour?

Plans for a Farm to France trip are underway for when it is safe to travel again! Watch the video from the farm’s most recent adventure to the most amazing lavender growing region in the world.

Please see the sample Provence itinerary below. Check out the Provence! page on the website for more information. 

June Bloom 2022 was fun!

June Bloom is your opportunity to get out into the country, reconnect with your family and friends, enjoy the fresh country air, this charming farm – and just breathe. 

Outdoor experiences feel easier these days and we’re excited to open the farm to you, your family and friends. Choose General Admission to enjoy time on the farm as you wish. Enjoy a picnic! While you’re here, maybe take a farm tour with the owners to learn how to plant, harvest and preserve this amazing, soothing and sweetly scented herb. Tours will happen throughout the day.

New workshops! Click the ticket buttons below to learn more about June Bloom Saturdays! Come to craft with lavender with the assistance of farm Ambassadors. How about some soul soothing yoga on the farm? Be a glassblower for the day or paint a barn quilt square. Visit with community partners and a young farm family offering their locally grown and raised fresh produce and protein from their pop-up farm stand. Take a photo with farmyard animals. You can pre-order a lavender-themed picnic and sample some wine made from honey. The list goes on!

Discover hundreds of lavender plants and proven varieties for southern gardens ready to take root in your yard or a favorite container. You may wish to visit the Lavender Love Shop which will be stocked with handmade lavender items lovingly made in small batches to soothe body & soul, for the, garden, gifts, home and weddings too. Lavender items are created from the crop grown using natural practices where no synthetic chemicals of herbicides or pesticides are used. You will find many one-of-a-kind items unique to Sunshine Lavender Farm.

Visit the farm when the lavender shows off in early – mid June!

Paint a barn quilt square! 

For your garden space, a porch or for indoors, when you join this 2-hour workshop, you will choose from a variety of designs and paint colors to create your very own quilt square art at the farm. With the guidance from a local expert, this workshop is suited for adults and for children who will be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Register TODAY.

Create a fresh lavender wand, basket or mini wreath (fondly called a fairy crown by some) from various shades of sweetly scented fresh lavender stems and stuff a sachet with preserved lavender to take home.

Back by popular demand! 

A local master glass expert leads popular workshops. During June Bloom, learn about glass blowing with three other guests, choose your color combination and create your very own bird feeder. Space is very limited. 

You’re strongly encouraged to pre-order farm fresh snack and lunch items, courtesy of The Picnic Basket Catering.  Pre-order lunches as an individual or as a group on a single tab. Check out the June Bloom menu and pre-order your picnic today.

Calling all artists! Painters, are you looking for a plein air experience? Need a place to share your music? Please consider joining in.

The farm has invited other community partners and like-minded small businesses to consider a return to enhance your June Bloom experience. Follow updates here as plans evolve.

The Poultry Palace is home to a lovely flock of hens and will be clucking in celebration of your farm visit too. Due to the threat of avian flu or HPAI, this area will be closed to guests to keep our feathered friends safe.

You must get a timed ticket to reserve your spot for yourself, family and friends. You will be asked to check in upon your arrival. Your support of the farm is greatly appreciated.

The farm is quite small, and a truly humble home. In its second decade, there are some grandmotherly plants that are holding on (we don’t have the heart for taking out plants until they are fully expired). You’ll discover that the farm is feeling spry with oodles of young lavender plants, both in the front field and near the barn.
 

How did this event come about? The open farm weekend was originally planned as a thank you to the farm’s loyal farm friends and a means to invest in those who help to harvest the lavender when the field is ready. The farm is open just a few days a year. In June, during June Bloom, while the lavender is in bloom, and just before the crop is harvested, then again in December for the Lavender Holiday Open Farm Day. (Stay tuned.) For your comfort, bring a quilt or lawn chair. A hat, water bottle (working hard to be a zero waste/no single use plastic event), sunscreen, garden shears and of course your camera too. No pets, please. We look forward to seeing you on the farm soon!