June is the perfect time to explore the Texas Hill Country and enjoy the many Lavender farms and festivals. Wimberley is centrally located along the Blanco River and various Texas lavender farms. A Romantic Wimberley Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the Texas Hill Country.
The Central Texas area is particularly suitable for growing lavender. The first commercial lavender farm in the state, called Hill Country Lavender, was started near Blanco in 1999. The climate and terrain reminded the farm’s owners of Provence, where they had recently visited. After planting their lavender, they gave seminars to others who wanted to grow the beautiful flowers. Currently, more than ten farms are located near Blanco with more farms being added every year.
The benefits of lavender are too numerous to mention. From nutritious teas to potpourri and bath salts, lavender can be enjoyed by anyone. Lavender can also be processed to extract oil which is used for bathing, as a fragrance and massages. With its calming effects, lavender can be used in whatever way you want to. When prepared as a tea, you are bound to enjoy the calmness you are looking for in an herb.
Experience the relaxation and serenity at The Blair House Inn. You don’t have to travel to England or France to enjoy the rolling countryside and fields of lavender. In June the color of lavender has come to characterize the area. Lavender fields profusely bloom purple-blue under the Texas sun. Rows of vibrant lavender contrast with the red, sandy loam soil it grows in. Enjoy a Provence-like setting for rest and relaxation, for an ultimate Texas Bed and Breakfast getaway…
The Local Lavender Farms:
Miller Creek Lavender, 8453 Miller Creek Loop, Johnson City 512 934-1616
Hill Country Lavender, 4524 Hwy 281, Blanco 830 833-2294
Wimberley Lavender Farm 11300 FM 2325, Wimberley 830 833-1595
Upcoming Lavender Festivals:
Rough Creek Lavender Farms June 1, 2012
Blanco Lavender Festival June 8-10, 2012
At the local lavender festival participate in lavender-related educational programs. If you are interested in lavender’s mystical culinary properties, its various craft uses, aromatherapy benefits, or its suitability as a landscape plant, you will find many ways to enjoy the features of lavender.
At the Blair House Inn, imagine a day of serenity, whether you’re relaxing by our pool and hot tub or enjoying a glass of wine on your own private deck. Plan your weekend with us today and enjoy all The Texas Hill Country and Wimberley area has to offer.