Central Texas is particularly suitable for growing lavender, and among the long list of unique features that add to the stunning natural beauty of the area, Texas lavender fields occupy a place near the top. Find out more about Texas lavender below!
Some Background on Texas Lavender Fields
When it comes to lavender farming, the Texas Hill Country provides an environment that turns out to be ideal for growing lavender. The alkaline limestone soil combined with the dry climate as well as efforts from local farmers has resulted in vast, beautiful lavender farms scattered throughout the region.
The first (commercial) lavender farm in Texas was Hill Country Lavender in Blanco, Texas. They planted their first two acres of lavender in 1999, and today, they’re still in operation, giving lavender growing seminars and participating in the annual Blanco Lavender Festival.
Hill Country Lavender has in large part laid the groundwork and helped Blanco earn the title of the lavender capital of Texas. In addition to Hill Country Lavender, there are now several other lavender farms in the area.
Lavender Fields in Texas
Below, you’ll find a list of some lavender farms in the Texas Hill Country that are open to the public.
- Becker Vineyards: sip a glass of wine as you gaze out over the pastel purples of their lavender fields. They host their own lavender festival in early May.
- Hill Country Lavender: during the season, you can pick lavender straight from the fields and purchase lavender products from the gift shop. In the off-season, you can find their products at Brieger Pottery.
- Rough Creek Lavender Fields: you can stroll through the beautiful lavender plants at this working horse ranch in the Wimberley Valley
When to Visit Lavender Fields in Texas
The blooming season for lavender is usually around May through July. Come the time when they are in bloom, the fields transform into seas of soft, bright hues of purple, swaying and rustling in the wind. Soothing aromas drift past, providing a bit of free aromatherapy.
Some farms are open to the public, and you can harvest the lavender yourself. Many of the farms that are not open to the public, like the Wimberley Lavender Farm, participate in the much-anticipated Blanco Lavender Festival that takes place each June.
Where to Find Texas Hill Country Lavender Products
You can find many artisan goods infused with lavender throughout the markets and shops of the Texas Hill Country. Even if some farms are not open to the public, many have stores where you can buy products made from their fresh lavender. Many farms offer full product lines featuring everything from lavender honey to
- Hummingbird Farms
- Imagine Lavender Farm
- Liz on the Square (products from Miller Creek Lavender)
- Brieger Pottery (products from Hill Country Lavender)
- Wimberley Market Days
- Cypress Creek Lavender
Relax at the Blair House Inn
Our serene inn in Wimberley is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and bask in the tranquility of the Texas Hill Country. You don’t have to travel to England or France to enjoy the rolling countryside and fields of lavender. Wimberley is centrally located along the Blanco River and near various Texas lavender farms, so you won’t have to travel far to enjoy it.
At the Blair House Inn, you’ll experience pure bliss, whether you’re enjoying a soothing massage at our day spa, relaxing by our pool and whirlpool spa, or enjoying a glass of wine on your own private deck. Our inn is surrounded by sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country, immersing you in a gorgeous natural oasis.