Considered one of the hidden gems of the Shenandoah Valley, White Oak Lavender Farm is your year-around destination for high quality culinary, bath, body and spa products. The farm is owned and operated by the Haushalter family growing over 8,000 lavender plants.
The farm has been in business for over ten years expanding into an agri-tourism venue that is open to the public seven days a week. With over 150 products made with 100% pure lavender essential oil, White Oak Lavender Farm is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Here are 7 things to do on your next visit to White Oak Lavender Farm.
1. Lavender infused wine tasting
Enjoy a glass of one of their 10 lavender wines from “The Purple WOLF.” Their tasting room includes two outdoor bars and one indoor bar! Pair your wine with a Spanish cheese tray and water crackers.
2. Visit the lavender shop
Shop for your favorite lavender bath bombs, essential oils, lotions, soaps, wine, lavender ice cream, culinary products and other fun gifts and accessories. Can’t make it to the farm? Don’t worry, you can shop the White Oak Lavender Farm online!
3. Classes, lectures and workshops
Designed for adult and youth groups, special programs are offered May-October with a minimum of 10 participants. Current classes can be viewed and reserved online.
4. Seasonal and group tours
Seasonal farm tours are offered Memorial Day through Labor Day; no reservations necessary. The tour includes a guided walk of the farm with information on growing lavender, distilling and cleaning the flower buds. It also includes a one-day entry to the Discovery Area and 20 stems of lavender when in bloom. Private tours can be arranged year round for groups of 10 or more.
5. Discovery area
For a small fee get access to a petting area, life-size checkerboard, duck pond, labyrinth, distillery, drying barn and additional gardens. With alpacas, chickens, pigs, rabbits, horses, ducks, goats and sheeps, the discovery area is fun and educational!
Offered throughout the lavender bloom season, visitors can hand-pick fresh bouquets of lavender! The cost is $5.00 for 35 stems and $0.15 per stem additional. Scissors and instructions are provided.
7. Self guided tours
Explore the farm and discovery area at your own pace. No reservations necessary. Self guided tours do not included the 20 stems of lavender.