Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lavender?


The short answer is, Lavender is an herb belonging to the mint family. There are over 450 lavender varieties or cultivars with more being developed. There are many uses for lavender including culinary, landscaping, aromatherapy and crafting. It can take 3 - 5 years for lavender to be fully mature depending on the cultivar.




Can I visit the Farm?


Yes!! We love visitors!! Please be aware that you are visitng our home and we ask that you treat it with respect. Well behaved children are welcome and must be supervised at all times. We have a NO PET Policy. Only Service Dogs are allowed. Please also keep in mind that when we opened our home to visitors it was, and still is, our intention to share the beauty and healing energy of the property in the hopes of bringing much needed peace into the lives of our guests. It is our desire that when our guests leave, that they do so a little happier than when they came in. It gives us great joy to see our guests enjoying themselves during their visits with us, whether it's taking selfies with family and friends, picnicking and making memories or just soaking in the sun and enjoying the peace and tranquility. So, while we do allow visitors, we hope that you support our ability to stay open by visiting the shop and purchasing some of the many handmade artisan lavender products or one of a kind items made by local artisans. When you support us you also support them. If you are not able to make a purchase, we would greatly appreciate a recommendation or a positive review. We are open from April through December on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please check our website and social media for possible closings due to private events. The following measures are in place during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • Maintain 6 ft. Social Distancing
  • Face Mask Must Be Worn
  • Only 5 people will be allowed in the Shop at one time
  • Hands must be sanitized upon entry to the Shop (sanitizer will be provided)
  • Contactless Credit Card Transactions Available
  • Samples will not be available during this time.




When is the Lavender in Bloom?


That can be a tricky question to answer as we are at the Mercy of Mother Nature and She determines the bloom times as well as the duration of the blooms. Typically, our English Lavenders will start blooming in June. They will sometimes give us a second bloom in late summer. Our French Lavenders will typically start blooming in July. Be sure to follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates on Purple Watch. You may also send us an emailing to find out what's blooming and what's being harvested. monica@orchardviewlavenderfarm.com.




Is there a fee to get in?


When we opened our home to visitors it was, and still is, our intention to share the beauty and healing energy of the property in the hopes of bringing much needed peace into the lives of our guests. Lord knows we all need some of that. It is our desire that when our guests leave, that they do so a little happier than when they came in. It gives us great joy to see our guests enjoying themselves during their visits with us, whether it's taking selfies with family and friends, picnicking and making memories or just soaking in the sun and enjoying the peace and tranquility. So, while we chose not to charge an admission fee, we hope that you support our ability to stay open by visiting the shop and purchasing some of the many handmade artisan lavender products or one of a kind items made by local artisans. When you support us you also support them. If you are not able to make a purchase, we would greatly appreciate a recommendation or a positive review.




Do you have parking?


Yes, we have a designated parking area and there is no fee for parking. If you have difficulty walking please drive up to the Lavender Farm Stand and park outside the shop or if you require special assistance please call us or email us ahead of time to make special arrangements. 201-341-8147 monica@orchardviewlavenderfarm.com




What types of Lavender do you grow?


At this time we have both Lavandula Angustifolia (English Lavender) and Lavendula x intermedia (Lavandin or French Lavender). We have Lavandula x intermedia Phenomenal, Lavandula x intermedia Grosso, Lavandula x intermedia Super, Lavandula Angustifolia Folgate, Lavandula Angustifolia Royal Velvet, Lavandula Angustifolia Munstead and Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote.




Can I take pictures at the Farm?


Yes!! We love it when our guests take pictures for their own personal use and to capture their experience while visiting us. We do request that you please tag Orchard View Lavender Farm when sharing your photos on social media. Please also keep in mind that when we opened our home to visitors it was, and still is, our intention to share the beauty and healing energy of the property in the hopes of bringing much needed peace into the lives of our guests. It is our desire that when our guests leave, that they do so a little happier than when they came in. It gives us great joy to see our guests enjoying themselves during their visits with us, whether it's taking selfies with family and friends, picnicking and making memories or just soaking in the sun and enjoying the peace and tranquility. So, while we do allow photos to be taken for personal use, we hope that you support our ability to stay open by visiting the shop and purchasing some of the many handmade artisan lavender products or one of a kind items made by local artisans. When you support us you also support them. If you are not able to make a purchase, we would greatly appreciate a recommendation or a positive review. Professional Photo Shoots require an appointment, site fee and signed contract. Please email us at monica@orchardviewlavenderfarm.com with your desired date and time. We reserve the right to refuse any unscheduled photoshoot or shoots we deem as professional.




What is there to do at the Farm?


The Farm is a very special place and is perfect when you need to escape the pressures of life. We encourage you to pack a picnic basket, bring a blanket and find a quiet spot on the property, or sit in the gazebo or pergola and read a good book or just come and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Please be aware that you are visiting our home and we ask that you treat it with respect. Well behaved children are welcome and must be supervised at all times. You can walk the lavender field and cut your own lavender bundles during harvest time. Please call ahead to make sure the lavender is in bloom. Our property is the perfect place to meditate or do yoga or practice Tai Chi or Qigong. You can visit the Lavender Farm Stand and shop our many specialty handmade artisan lavender products including bath and body, household, culinary and teas. We also carry a beautiful line of aromatherapy jewelry and essential oil as well as unique home decor and accessories. We also host a number of events throughout the season. Please visit our Upcoming Event Page and social media pages for upcoming events.




Do you sell lavender plants?


No, I'm sorry we do not sell lavender plants. However, you may visit our friends at Well Sweep Herb Farm which is only a couple of minutes away. They have a huge variety of herbs and perennials including many varieties of lavender. Please call ahead to make sure they have what you're looking for. In addition, you may also visit our friends Cierech's Greenhouse which is about 30 minutes away but worth the trip. They have a beautiful selection of annuals and perennials including lavender. Call ahead to make sure they have what you're looking for.




What types of products will I find in the Lavender Farm Stand?


We have a wonderful assortment of handmade artisan bath and body products, household products, culinary products, teas and tea accessories, aromatherapy jewelry and essential oils, home decor and accessories, yummy lavender baked goods, our own honey and so much more.




Can I bring my dog?


As much as we love our four legged friends, due to negative experiences and irresponsible/inconsiderate pet owners, we were forced to impose a No Pet Policy. Services Dogs are permitted. Service Dogs walk beside their handler. They do not bark, sniff, jump, visit, urinate or defecate while working. They are not held in the arms of their handler. Please note NJ has a "fake service dog/animal" law: N. J. S. A. 10:5-29.5 Introduced in 2013: an offender shall be fined not less than $100 and not more than $500. Emotional Support Dogs (ESD) do not qualify as a Service Animal under the Americans With Disabilities Act. We reserve the right to refuse any pets whose function is not that of a service animal.




Can I buy food or drinks at the farm?


Depending on the time of year, you may find Lavender Ice Cream, Lavender Cupcakes, Lavender Brownies and Lavender Chocolates for sale which are made exclusively for us using our lavender extract and gourmet sugars. Most weekends we offer small samples of our baked goods as well as small samples of our lavender beverages. Some guests bring their own picnic basket to enjoy on the property. We do not sell bottled water. We recommend you bring your own cold beverage to enjoy on hot summer days. NOTE: We have temporarily stopped offering samples of our baked goods lavender beverages due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.




Do you do weddings?


Yes. When we started our little lavender farm we just wanted to grow lavender, share it with visitors and sell lavender products in our shop. We never imagined that the property would ever be considered for anything other than that. But, much to our surprise and delight, we’ve received so many requests from visitors who want to either get married here or host a private events. In fact, I'm pleased to share that we've aleady hosted several beautiful functions. So, if you're interested in having a special function here, please visit our Wedding Page and submit your Event Inquiry Form.




Are there bees on the farm?


Happily YES!! We currently have four honey bee hives on our property that are maintained by our good friends at Woodsedge Tree Farm. Not only do the bees give us delicious honey but they also pollinate our lavender as well as our gardens throughout the property. The field is always buzzing with bees when the lavender is in bloom. Honey bees and bumble bees are not agressive as long as you treat them with respect.




What else is there to do in the area?


Warren County is a beautiful place to visit. Here is a link to our Places To Visit page where you'll find lots of helpful information and links to some of our favorite locations.




Do I need an appointment to visit?


Appointments are not necessary when visiting during regular hours: Fridays Saturdays & Sundays from 10 am - 5 pm from April - December. Please check our website and social media for possible closings due to private events.




Do You Have Bathrooms?


Yes, we have bathrooms.





Orchard View Lavender Farm - 101 Karrsville Road, Port Murray, New Jersey 07865 - 201-341-8147

Open Fridays Saturdays & Sundays 10 am - 5 pm

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