Welcome to Bald Butte Lavender Farm
Bald Butte Lavender Farm experienced two weather related set backs during the 2023 winter and spring. An extremely cold winter with lack of adequate snow cover resulted in a 25% loss in our lavender crop. The unusual winter weather was followed by a cold wet spring which has delayed the onset of flowering. We have cancelled our Lavender Farm Tour indefinitely due to these two weather related events.
We have visited numerous lavender farms in the Pacific Northwest. The growers have graciously provided their valuable time while sharing their wealth of experience and providing us with invaluable insights. In particular, we greatly appreciate the advice and guidance provided by Maggie Smith (Fleur de Provence Lavender Farm, Mead. WA), Tammy Lewis (Flannigan Creek Flower Farm, Viola, ID), Joe Downs (The Lavender Boutique, Wenatchee, WA), and Chris Mulder (Barn Owl Nursery, Wilsonville, OR).
Bald Butte Lavender Farm (BBLF) is located in Whitman County in southeastern Washington. BBLF’s mission is to provide current and future lavender lovers with sustainably, locally grown lavender products and crafts at a fair price with excellent personal service and follow-up support.
Our website contains educational material based on our field experience, internet research, and conversations with other lavender growers. We describe and contrast the lavender cultivars we grow, and our lavender products. In addition, our website provides how-to follow-up support for planting lavender, post-planting lavender care, growing lavender in containers, and bud separation and cleaning.
On our website pages are links to products we used while developing our farm. We don’t endorse those products, but instead offer them as suggestions. In general, those products are also available on-line in smaller or larger quantities, and in sizes and brands that could better suit your needs and budget.
Learn about Lavender
Commercial lavender growing in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) has a long history dating back to the 1920s. During the last 100 years more than 38 lavender cultivars have been introduced.
When searching the internet you will discover and learn much more about lavender. In fact, perhaps the greatest collection of lavender knowledge has been compiled by Sarah Berringer Bader in her “The Lavender Lover’s Handbook”. This definitive source for everything lavender is available through Amazon.
Bader, Sarah Berringer. 2012. The Lavender Lover’s Handbook. Timber Press, Inc. ISBN 978-1-60469-221-1. 192 pages.