Lavender Fields Bay Area- Perhaps surprisingly, fragrant, graceful lavender belongs to the mint family of herbs. Well known and easily recognized by its silvery-green foliage and purple, pink, or white flowers, it is a perennial plant that can live up to 20 years. Lavender is grown throughout the world today, and is native to areas surrounding the Mediterranean and countries east of India. Lavender flowers represent purity, silence, devotion, serenity, grace, and calmness.
Find out the best places to visit Lavender Farms in the Bay Area.
Lavender Bee Farm
746 Chapman Ln, Petaluma, CA 94952
At Lavender Bee Farm, “Both JoAnn and I are Petaluma locals, We have had interests in gardening projects for many years. We decided to grow lavender as a hobby and now there is so much interest from local people and businesses that the lavender farm has grown to over five thousand plants, with plans for more! The Lavender Bee Farm was established in 2001 on our family farm just on the outskirts of Petaluma (located in the beautiful Sonoma County).
Our growing method is all natural, no pesticides or fertilizers. The cutting and pruning are performed with hand tools. The soil is sandy loam, the plants have good drainage, watering is a drip system. We have many bee hives here at the farm that collects the sweet lavender nectar. Lavender honey is prized for its color and taste. The honey sells out quickly!”
7389 Pitt School Rd, Dixon, CA 95620
Araceli Farms is a lavender farm located on the outskirts of Dixon, CA.
My parents have had the property for about 20 years but this journey of farming is all new. In 2017 with the help of a large crew Justina and Araceli organized and took part in planting 6 acres of lavender!
Alongside the lavender we have a big beautiful barn and a community behind us that believes in leading with heart and purpose.
Quick break to give you some fast facts:
- 6 acres of lavender, with 7 varietals
- Woman of Color owned and operated.
- Sustainable – the way we farm, source our products, packages our products and manage our events.
- We distill our own essential oils and hydrosols.
- Certified Naturally Grown
Transparency and accessibility are at the core of our business. Our farm works hard to be a haven that fosters acceptance, sharing of knowledge and growth to all those in the community.”
Monte-Bellaria di California
3518 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Monte-Bellaria di California – The name Monte-Bellaria is derivative of the Italian for “mountain of beautiful air.” We chose this name due to the afternoon foggy winds that blow in from the Northern California coast, cleansing the air and sweeping into the valley and lavender fields below.
Monte-Bellaria’s lavender plantings are the most commonly grown varietal in France. Our lavender is a hybrid of English Lavender and Portuguese Lavender, called a “Lavendin.” We grow a mix of the two most common hybrids: Grosso and Provence.
Monte-Bellaria Extra Virgin Olive Oil is our own all-natural, cold pressed and unfiltered oil. Pressed within 24 hours and within 2 miles of the olive grove at Olive Leaf Hills Mill using their Italian-made Rapanelli press. This is a premium green oil, picked young for a rich and peppery flavor.
We are stewards of the most prolific pollinators on the planet. We harvest only the products of the bees’ work that are not necessary for the colony to thrive: bees’ wax and a modest amount of honey.”
Half Moon Bay Lavender
12511 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Half Moon Bay Lavender is a “family-owned farm that’s been producing and selling the highest quality and the most varieties of lavender since 1995. Both locally grown and imported from France, to provide our customers with the best selection.
Supporting our local community has always been at the forefront of our business model: we support small and local businesses by purchasing supplies from local vendors, selling other small business products, and more. In addition to our hand-crafted signature line of bath and body products.”
id you know that there are 450 identified varieties of lavender, categorized into 45 different species? At Half Moon Bay Lavender, we’re focused on growing the largest variety of lavender plants possible. We harvest our fields in July to provide dried lavender year-round.
Our offered varieties change daily, however, we commonly grow and carry:
English Lavender, Spanish Lavender, Petite Lavender, Hybrid, Pink, Yellow and White Lavender.”
Bees N Blooms
3883 Petaluma Hill Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Welcome to Bees N Blooms and the “Lavender Labyrinth and Flower Gardens! Our beautiful farm is located at the foot of Taylor Mountain on the Santa Rosa Plain. The CCOF-Certified Organic acreage provides a home for thousands of honeybees and native bees, cut flowers of many varieties, a lavender labyrinth, an acre of lavender for oil production, and a tree nursery with pollinator-friendly trees. Learn more about visiting Bees N Blooms, and don’t forget to check out our Lavender Bloom Status page to see how the lavender bloom progresses from spring through summer!
Bees N Blooms has between five and ten colonies of bees working to pollinate the flowers on the farm and produce honey. Our organic farm and the local environment provides safe foraging for the honey bees, native bees, monarch butterflies, and other pollinators—free of pesticides and with plenty of food most of the year.
If you are interested in purchasing honey from Bees N Blooms, stop by the farm stand.”