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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sequim Lavender Festival 2015

They call it Lavender Capital of North America!


These are some of my pictures from the Lavender Farm Tour which was a part of  the 19th  Sequim Lavender Festival.
Location: Washington state, Olympic Peninsula, Sequim-Dungeness Valley.
We visited Blackberry Forest Farm, Purple Haze Lavender Farm, Graysmarsh Farm, Creek Side Lavender Farm,
Jardin du Soleil Farm, Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm, Oliver's Lavender Farm, Fat Cat Garden and Gifts.
We plan to visit other farms next year. One day is not enough!
The farm tour is only one part of the Festival.
If you are interested in a street fair, live music and other activities, there were plenty of them, too,
and you can include Lavender Festival-2016 in your planner (July 15-17, 2016).


It was a hot, bright day, and all types of seats prepared for guests, looked very attractive.
Relax and enjoy...


You could cut your own lavender bouquet:





Purple Haze Lavender Farm




It was not just the lavender itself  that made visiting the farms charming.
The area is beautiful, and the scenery is fantastic.





We spent a good amount of time at Graysmarsh Farm.
Besides lavender, onions and many types of berries (raspberry, strawberry, wild blackberry, loganberry, blueberry, etc.) are grown there.
Here, you have a wonderful opportunity to pick your own berries!








We bought and sauteed some onions. Mmmmm.... Delicious!



Look at these berries! Thank you, Pete, for allowing me to take these pictures!
The berries caught my attention first, but then, look at Pete's hat!
He bought it on Kauai and decorated it himself with hens and chickens.
It's unique and brings a smile to everyone's face.


Thanks again to you and your lovely wife. It was a pleasure to chat with you.





'Grosso' - is a hybrid of English lavender which is cold hardy and
Portuguese lavender which is heat tolerant.






















Jardin du Soleil Farm




You have a lot of opportunities to acquire all types of lavender products from farm stores
or vendors participating in the Festival.



Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm




If you love the countryside, vintage and a peaceful atmosphere, the Sequim Dungeness Valley
is a perfect place to visit.
I have a great appreciation for the people who work here and keep  history alive.


Creek Side Lavender Farm




Have you ever seen a more attractive restroom?
You are waited here with love!





I hope you enjoyed the tour and put these farms on your list to visit.
There were two farms with beautiful perennial gardens that I plan to show in a separate post.
Nature prints
***Copyright 2015 TatyanaS

17 comments:

  1. Nádhera, miluji levanduli. A to WC je luxusní. Díky za krásné fotky pa Zmorkusovic

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  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos of the Lavender Festival. I've been tempted to go to this, but the traffic up into the peninsula does not appeal to me. Perhaps some time we'll go early and stay over somewhere in Sequim. Looking forward to your future post showing the perennial gardens.

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  3. I've been here 7 years always wanted to go!!!!
    Thank You for sharing your visit and photos.
    Lavender is one of my favorite things.
    Linda C in Seattle

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  4. Those fields and vistas are stunning! I can only imagine the scent. It's great that they have bee hives right there. What do "Sweet Candy" onions taste like?

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  5. Simply lovely, Tatyana! Thanks for sharing :) The fragrance must be tremendous...

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  6. Those lavender photos made me swoon! Visiting a lavender farm is on my bucket list.

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  7. Wow..love all the lavender and beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous! And those sweet onions look so fresh and tasty!

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  9. A lavender lovers delight!

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  10. What gorgeous photos! We went to a lavender farm last year and the fragrance was amazing. But there were so many bees for some reason. Now I want to spend a day at the local farms.

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  11. Hi, Татьяна!
    Lovely place, sit, relax and enjoy!

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  12. Great photos as usual! Lovely places. We actually have a lavender fair here in Idaho every summer.

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  13. Wow, I can smell it from here.

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  14. You, my friend, are an artist with your camera! You've captured the essence of the festival and caused me to put it on my calendar for next year. It was delightful, as always, to see you on Bainbridge Island on Saturday!

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  15. They recon that lavender scent connects one to heaven and this place must be so special, thank you for featuring it and the honey must be a delight!

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  16. Oh, Tatyana, I can imagine the fragrance! It must have been heavenly. I dream of being lost in fields of lavender. Lavender does not do well in my climate, but I would love a couple of those lavender chairs!

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  17. Oh be still my heart...I adore lavender and this is a must see for me one day! Fabulous photos....

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