Make some time to stop & smell the lavender this summer!
Lavender By The Bay is a lavender farm on the East End of Long Island that offers the perfect weekend visit out of the city.
The family-owned farm has been growing the highest quality lavender for over 20 years, with both English and French varieties. They have two locations: one in East Marion at 7540 Main Rd and one on Manor Rd in Calverton (across from the Splish Splash water park).
Typically, it’s in full bloom from mid-June through July and then again for a smaller bloom in late summer/early fall, so stay updated on their Instagram so you can plan a visit right when they are their most vibrant.
Currently, they are at the tail end of their French bloom, pictured below. Sunday, July 25 will be the last day they will be open to visitors strolling through the fields (though you can always purchase lavender products from them), and here are some things they made note of:
- We will have approximately 4 beautifully fragrant blooming acres left at each location.
- Although the lavender flowers are PAST peak bloom and have lost some of their color they have intensified in fragrance!
- There will be a heavier concentration of bees on the flowers as we harvest our lavender, since our honey bees and “visitor” bees have less lavender to gather in.
How gorgeous are these plush fields of purple?!
They have 100,000 plants on their farms for you to walk through…and grab a beautiful pic for Instagram of course!
No matter which bloom you visit for, you’ll have to purchase tickets to visit on their website here.
It may seem a little early to be looking out, but the fields are only in bloom for a very short amount of time, so you’ll want to take advantage as soon as you can.
Besides just frolicking through the beautiful purple buds, you can also purchase fresh cut lavender bunches to make your home smell amazing or items like candles, teas, plants, body products, and even honey from their own beehives on site!
featured image source: Facebook / Lavender By the Bay