It’s no secret that the scent of lavender can have major calming and relieving effects on the body and mind…so imagine the benefits surrounding yourself in an entire field of it can bring you! While New York City is known for its gorgeous cherry blossom bloom each spring, come summertime there are also tons of gorgeous lavender fields in (yes, NYC is actually home to one of its own!) and around the city to frolic through. Here are 5 gorgeous lavender fields near NYC that are a must-visit.
1. Lavender By The Bay, Multiple Locations on Long Island
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. This 17-acre farm is home to over 80,000 lavender plants and, their English lavender bloom has already started at the Calverton farm! Typically it’s in full bloom from mid-June through July and then again for a smaller bloom in late summer/early fall. Admission price varies and can be found here. Learn more here.
Where: 7540 Main Road, East Marion / 47 Manor Road, Calverton
When: Monday-Sunday 9a.m. – 6p.m.
2. Happy Day Farms, Manalapan, New Jersey
Less than a two hour drive from NYC is Happy Day Farms, a farm in New Jersey that not only has gorgeous, sweeping lavender fields, but also lets you pick your own blueberries, raspberries, and sunflowers! Spend the day wandering through their lavender garden (filled with the variety ‘Phenomenal’) and enjoy the aromatic scent as well as multiple photo ops. If you happen to work up a sweat while picking or frolicking through the lavender, you can find fresh squeezed lemonade and shaved ices on the farm that are sure to help cool you down. Admission is $12 per person. Learn more here.
Where: 106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan, NJ
When: Wednesday 8a.m. – 3p.m., Friday-Sunday 8a.m. – 3p.m.
3. Governors Island
Launched in 2017, Governors Island lavender field is intended to act as Earth Matter’s healing space for the community, pollinators, and the Earth. As NYC’s only lavender field, it provides visitors with a serene, deliciously fragrant oasis where you can relax and unwind. Every June the field of over 550 hundred plants of 4 different varieties blooms into an ombré wave of color, and it has a unique beauty in every season. This field is free to visit.
Where: South Battery, Governors Island
When: Sunday-Thursday 7a.m. – 6p.m., Friday-Saturday 7a.m. – 10p.m.
4. Orchard View Lavender Farm, Port Murray, New Jersey
Orchard View Lavender Farm offers fresh and dry lavender, a variety of natural handmade artisan lavender products including bath & body products, teas, and essential oils, pure honey harvested from the hives on the farm, and even lavender ice cream! Visitors are invited to pack a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Typically, their English Lavenders start blooming in June and will sometimes have a second bloom in late summer. Their French Lavenders will typically start blooming in July. A $5 admission fee is in effect during bloom time only.
Where: 101 Karrsville Road, Port Murray, NJ
When: Friday-Sunday 10a.m. – 5p.m. May – December
5. Pleasant Valley Lavender, Morganville, NJ
On nearly ten rolling acres Pleasant Valley Lavender is home to over 2,000 French and English lavender blooms. Throughout the spring and summer, visitors are invited to explore the fields and cut their own fragrant lavender bundles. They offer fresh cut lavender by the bundle, dried lavender, loose buds, and handmade sachets, as well as an assortment of handcrafted soaps and delicious lavender honey from their beehives. The best bloom is at the end of June and early July. For brightest bloom plan to come before the serious heat in July. The cost of picking your own large bouquet is $21.35 “per car.” Learn more here.
Where: 288 Pleasant Valley Road, Morganville, NJ
When: June 18 – July 31, 10a.m. – 6p.m.