There’s nothing I love more than flower fields and this lavender farm in Maryland is definitely one of the prettiest flower fields.
We went to a lavender farm a few years ago, Lavender by the Bay and it was amazing, but a bit of a drive. I was determined to find some pretty lavender farms in Maryland that allowed visitors.
Fortunately, I was able to find a lavender farm that’s only about 1.5 hours from Washington DC and a perfect day trip from the city.
Purple Rain Lavender Farm In Maryland
Purple Rain Lavender Farm is a picturesque 16-acre farm that not only has lavender but lots of farm animals. We saw horses grazing as we drove up to this lavender farm.
Locals Tom and Pam Frye own this lovely farm that not only offers lavender picking but also farm stays and photo sessions.
Purple Rain Lavender Farm is near Bel Air Maryland, exact location: 3421 McCommons Rd, Churchville, MD 21028.
The lavender field is much smaller compared to Lavender by the Bay, but it is still very pretty and you can’t beat how close it is to Washington DC. Purple Rain Lavender Farm has both English and French Lavender.
When does the lavender at Purple Rain Lavender Farm in Maryland go into full bloom?
The English lavender blooms first around the beginning of June. The French lavender blooms later around mid to late June. We went during the first harvest event for the French lavender and both the English and French lavender were in full bloom.
What to Expect at Purple Rain Lavender Farm
- Each entry to the lavender farm is $8, you can by tickets here.
- Dates for 2022:
- Lavender Harvest Days 24, 25, 26 Jun 11-4pm (weather permitting – reservations suggested)
- Lavender Harvest Days 2, 3 Jul (weather permitting – 1-3PM reservations REQUIRED)
- There are tons of bees here so if you are allergic or scared of bees I would avoid coming
Check out the TikTok video of our experience.
Purple Rain Lavender Farm has a strict policy for photographers, but really if you are taking personal pictures it’s not a problem. If you are a paid photographer however then you will need to book a specific time and pay the fee.
We brought our DSLR and saw another couple with their DSLR photographing their toddler. The staff never batted an eye.
This Maryland lavender farm is definitely one we will be visiting again next year because it was such a lovely experience and so close compared to Lavender by the Bay.
Want more flower fields near Washington DC? Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens has thousands of lotuses blooming in July. McKee Beshers sunflowers bloom just a bit after the lavender. If you miss those flower fields 5 more sunflower fields in Maryland and Virginia bloom in August and September, including my favorite in Clear Meadow Farm. And if you want to pick your own flowers definitely check out these flower fields that offer pick your own near Washington DC or spend a day at Butler’s Orchard and pick your own fruits too. For even more flowers these gardens in DC offer spectacular blooms all year round!