I read about Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia a number of years ago but never made it out here for their lavender field. At about 1 hour from Washington DC, this lavender farm in Virginia is perfect for a day trip.
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is super family friendly with a cute little bunny farm my toddler really enjoyed. There are lots of shady trees here for families to enjoy a nice picnic on the farm. Seven Oaks even provides picnic tables!
By now you know I’m totally in love with lavender fields. We drove all the way up to Lavender by the Bay last year (by far my favorite), and we visited Purple Rain Lavender Farm in Maryland and Springfield Manor in Maryland.
Out of all the lavender farms and fields I’ve visited in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia region I’d have to say Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia is my least favorite, unfortunately.
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia
This lavender farm in Virginia is at 8769 Old Dumfries Rd, Catlett, VA 20119. As with the other lavender farms I’ve been to, this one blooms from late June through mid-July.
Visiting the Lavender Fields in 2021
- Their soft opening is from June 4th to June 8th 2021, but the lavender is not really blooming yet, entry is free!
- Their regular lavender season is open from June 9th – July 18th 2021
- They are open Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am to 5pm
- Entrance Fee is $5 per adult (16+), and $3 per child (4+)
- You can buy tickets online in advance, but there are no time slots so you can go anytime they are open with our ticket – get your ticket here.
- You can pick the lavender here at 15 cents per stem
- Bring a mask to wear when around others an interacting with staff
- They have portapotties
- Use a credit card if at all possible to avoid contact
- There are lots of bees here so don’t come if you are allergic or scared of them
We visited the farm around July 11th last year.
Our Experience at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia
Though the lavender field here is quite large, the lavender bushes themselves are quite small and sparse when compared to Purple Rain Lavender Farm and Springfield Manor’s lavender field. Driving up, even my husband was a bit disappointed by the state of the lavender, and he’s not really one to judge lavender fields.
BUT Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia is super child-friendly!!! My 4-year-old loved their bunny zoo. They have scraps of banana peel you can feed the bunnies with!
There’s a little gazebo in the middle of the field as well as a shaded swing chair for some rest and cooling off. She loved both of these features. I even managed to have her cut some lavender! This is a huge step for her because she’s scared of bees.
We saw many families bring a picnic too and at the picnic tables under the trees. It does get really hot here so definitely bring water! The farm has yummy cupcakes and lemonade for sale, definitely get some if you visit.
Out of all the lavender farms I’ve been to this was the only one where I got stung by a bee! I guess my luck finally ran out.
To boot I didn’t even get stung in the lavender field but by the bunny zoo. A bee somehow found it’s way into the back of my dress and stung me in the back and on my butt!
This is the first time I’ve ever been stung by a bee, and I’m glad to report I’m not allergic. But my back is so itchy! As with all the other lavender farms if you are allergic to bees don’t come here.
Photography at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Virginia
With your entrance, can take as many photos as you want at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm! I didn’t see any restrictions at all. But because their lavender bushes aren’t that big with the rows being kind of sparse, this would not be the best lavender farm to visit. But we did get some cute shots of our daughter here as she didn’t get to go to the other lavender farms we visited.
If you live in Virginia and want to see some lavender this farm would be closer to you but if you want amazing photos with lavender Springfield Manor and Purple Rain Lavender Farm in Maryland are much better choices.