Purple Haze Lavender Farm

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Lavender farms, sequim, washington

Purple Haze Lavender Farm is located in Sequim, Washington in the Dungeness Valley of the Olympic Peninsula.  The Dungeness Valley is home to over 30 of these wonderful farms with Purple Haze being just one of them.  Due to the rainshadow of the Olympic Mountains, the climate in the valley is absolutely perfect for growing lavender.  As in the Provence region of France, the valley gets less than 20 inches of rain a year.

Purple Haze Lavender Farm

Purple Haze Lavender Farm

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Purple Haze has a wonderful gift shop that offers natural lavender products, plants, culinary products, aromatherapy products and organic lavender. We bought the Herbs de Provence which is a mixture of fennel, sage, basil, oregano, and you guessed it, lavender. This mixture is used a lot on fish and chicken and came with a few lovely recipes. We also and by we, I mean my mother, bought some lavender plants for the house and then later we proceeded to kill said plants and by we, I mean I did. I killed them.

Herbs De Provence

Herbs De Provence

They also have a refreshment stand, Bell Bottom Beverages, that offers things like lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream.  How wonderful is that?!

So Much Lavender

So Much Lavender

Rows and Rows of White and Purple Lavender

Rows and Rows of White and Purple Lavender

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At the farm, they also have peacocks. We were lucky enough to be there when there were several babies and daddy was feeling like being a complete show-off. The second we walked towards them, he ruffled his feathers and did nice little, slow turns for us for a good thirty minutes. The babies, while not quite as colorful as dad, are damn adorable.

What a Show-Off

What a Show-Off

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Peacock Family

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Momma and Two of the Babies

And, here’s some photos of the wonderful Washington scenery we got to view on our drive to the farm…

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Purple Haze is open year round to visit, but the gift shop does close during the winter months.  There is also no charge to go to Purple Haze.

Have you ever visited a lavender farm?

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55 Comments

  1. lisa

    October 22, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    I have never visited a lavender farm but this post makes me want to go! Loved your pics.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      October 22, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      Thank you so much 🙂 They really are very nice…I wish I had visited some others while I lived in Washington and I’d definitely love to go to one in France.

  2. Kara

    October 24, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Another great post! Beautiful pictures too! looks like this particular lavender farm was extra special given the addition of peacocks 🙂 Again, thanks for sharing!

  3. Heidi

    January 30, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    This is so insanely pretty! The pictures are breath taking. Makes me sad that I’m allergic to lavender! haha

    • Ashley Hubbard

      January 30, 2014 at 7:53 PM

      Oh wow, that’s a bummer! Thank you though 🙂

  4. Erin

    February 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    I don’t suppose you tried that lavender ice cream? I’m intrigued to know what it tastes like! Gorgeous photos here, Ashley! Really makes me want to visit.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      February 12, 2014 at 9:26 AM

      I didn’t, but I wish I had now! Thanks Erin 🙂

  5. Roma

    February 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    I bet all that lavender smells AWESOME!

  6. Tam @ Travelling Book Junkie

    February 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    What beautiful pictures. I can imagine the smell that would surround this farm. 🙂

  7. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary

    February 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

    What a gorgeous place to visit! I love the beautiful shades of purple and the pictures of the peacocks are just stunning!!

  8. The Dessert Engineer

    March 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Those lavender are such a feast for the eyes. I can’t wait to visit Washington state. I’ve never been to a lavender farm, but I’ve been to a sunflower farm, and it’s also very pretty. Those pictures are so lovely!

  9. Istria Outside My Window

    March 2, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Beautiful! I still remember the breathtaking moment the first time I saw a lavender field in Provence.

  10. frankaboutcroatia

    March 2, 2014 at 4:20 AM

    Who would think that in Washington State they can grow lavender just like in the Mediterranean. The world never stops surprising me. I love lavender, the smell and the color of the flowers are just amazing.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

      I love lavender too–can’t wait to see it in France as well 🙂

  11. Jonny Jenkins

    March 2, 2014 at 4:57 AM

    What a great name for a Lavender farm… and that second picture is just amazing Ashley, well done!
    So cool that Pappa Peacock puffed up for ya as well… sounds like a great day 🙂

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Thanks Johnny! They really did do a great job with the name, didn’t they? The peacock was gorgeous and it was awesome that he did that for us 🙂

  12. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    March 2, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    I agree with Frank, it’s amazing to discover that Washington State grows lavender. I live in Provence and adore going to the lavender fields in July to be surrounded by purple as far as the eye can see. I wrote a post about it last July (a photo essay really). Your photos are lovely and make me want summer to come all the more.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      That’s awesome Phoebe–I’d love to see them in France!

  13. Dave Cole

    March 2, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    I will take three scoops of lavender ice cream, please. Looks like a beautiful spot and they certainly cater well to visitors. Also, looks like you passed the 250-day mark on your countdown this week – congrats!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks Dave! I wish I had tried the ice cream–next time!

  14. Michele {Malaysian Meanders}

    March 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Isn’t the other side of the Olympic Mountains a rainforest? I would have thought that Sequim would get a lot more rain, but it’s great that it doesn’t for the lavender’s sake. I bet that farm smelled heavenly and relaxing. I love all that purple in the photos…. And I now have Jimi Hendrix playing in my brain.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:14 PM

      It is Michele but there just happens to be this specific valley that the lavender grows well in…I can’t even begin to explain the science behind it haha

  15. Bex

    March 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Now I AM sold! Purple is my favourite colour and this makes me want to jump on a plane and go and discover. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Bianca @itsallbee

    March 2, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Beautiful pictures. Your pictures just reminded me of a planned trip to the lavender fields in Greater London. Just so, like you have, show people that the beauty of lavender fields are not just restricted to France’s Provence.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      Thanks Bianca! I think lavender farms will always be associated primarily with France, so I’m glad people are realizing they are other places too 🙂

  17. Savvy Working Gal

    March 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    This is so gorgeous. I’ve never visited a lavender farm, but doing so has been on my bucket list ever since I read the Unlikely Lavender Queen by Jeannie Ralston. She moves from NYC to Austen. Then creates a successful lavender farm.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:11 PM

      Thanks! I’ll have to check out that book now!

  18. Lisa

    March 3, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    I thought about going there when I was visiting a friend. Now I wish I had!

  19. Daidri | Thee Getaway Gal

    March 3, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Ashley your pictures are beautiful! My Dad grew up in Sequim, I grew up not far from there and I have a sister that lives there. So to say I’ve been to that area a few time is an understatement, yet I’ve never been to a lavender farm. We miss so many of the beautiful things so close to our homes. I am putting this in my Pinterest Bucket List! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Thanks Daidri! I know the feeling–I tend to forgot about the things at home. I hope you get to go next time you visit!

  20. Angela Travels

    March 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    What a great post. It takes me back to my summer living in the South of France and seeing lavender fields everywhere! I will have to check it out sometime since I live so close! I have noticed that walking around Seattle, some people have some lavender bushes outside of their houses in their gardens.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Thanks Angela! I really would love to see them in France. You should definitely take a day trip out here though 🙂

  21. Travis

    March 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Great post and photos Ashley. This looks like a great place to spend a day. The Olympic Peninsula is such a beautiful region of the North West US – we try and get down there at least once a year. Thanks for sharing, we will definitely check this out next time we make the drive. Safe travels!

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 3, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      Thanks Travis! It really is a beautiful part of the US. I hope you get to go! 🙂

  22. Caitlyn

    March 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    So lovely! I visited a lavender farm once as a kid, I can’t even remember where it was. I just remember the lovely pics of my sister crouching down and smelling it all, she has always been a bit of an old lady with her lavender hand creams 🙂

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  24. Kadri

    March 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Beautiful picture you have in here. I’ve never been in this kind of farm before, actually I didn’t know that this kind of places even exist, so thank you for making me little bit smarter. 🙂

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      Thanks Kadri! You should visit one if you’re ever in the area 🙂

  25. Rachel M

    March 5, 2014 at 4:48 AM

    Beautiful photos … if only I could steal those peacock chicks 🙂

  26. SJ @ Chasing the Donkey

    March 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    OH how pretty Ashley! We have loads of lavender here in Croatia, but I am yet to see it in real life like this. Lucky you.

    • Ashley Hubbard

      March 6, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      I noticed they had a lot in Croatia too. Thanks SJ 🙂

  27. Samantha @mytanfeet

    March 6, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Gorgeous! I miss lavenders, will see them soon though!!

  28. Gabor Kovacs

    March 11, 2014 at 6:06 AM

    Wow, it seems to be a wonderful place! Rachele is especially fond of lavender, loved the color of the pictures!

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