Welcome to Sequim, Washington, America’s Provence. This serene, pastoral region along the Olympic Peninsula’s northern coastline has optimal growing conditions for Lavender. During the mid-summertime, one can catch a whiff of the wonderful fragrance wafting through the breeze. Everywhere one sees the purple blooms throughout town. Scattered throughout the area are many lavender farms, many with their own gift shop, offering up personal products made with their own farm’s lavender essential oil. Each year the farms team up to take part in the area’s Lavender Festival, traditionally held in mid July. This year, because of the pandemic, there will not be a traditional street fair as usual, but each farm will be welcoming visitors with their own special activities. I got a jump start and visited several farms this past weekend to avoid the usual crowds during festival time. I picked out some images that I took at two popular farms: Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Washington Lavender Farm, the latter of which is also a bed & breakfast. The first 4 images were taken at Purple Haze Lavender Farm, and the last 4 images were taken at Washington Lavender Farm. Enjoy!
If you are interested in touring the many lavender farms during the 2-week festival, visit https://www.lavenderfestival.com/ for more info.