The Farm Location
Our lavender farm is located near Bald Butte on the Palouse Prairie of southeastern Washington. The rolling hills of the Palouse Prairie were formed by wind blown loess from glacially derived sediment deposited downwind during the ice age. The surrounding rolling hills were once covered with grasslands and wildflowers. Now the region is one of the top wheat producers in the country. All things considered, the wheat fields on the surrounding hills together with our spectacular sunsets provide a picturesque backdrop for growing lavender.
Our Lavender Fields
Bald Butte Lavender Farm, which is lies in USDA hardiness zone 6b, was established in 2019. We currently grow 16 lavender cultivars with over 600 plants in our north and west fields. In the coming years we plan to plant more lavender in our south field. Even though we are not a certified organic farm, we don’t directly apply herbicides, pesticides, or other non-organic chemicals to our lavender.
The farm has a 20×40 foot high tunnel greenhouse, a propagation house, and the red barn. Our greenhouse, which we built in 2021, is used for re-potting and growing lavender in 1 and 2 gallon pots. The propagation house is used for overwintering potted plants, and propagating seedlings and rooted cuttings. Lastly, the red barn is used for processing freshly cut lavender stems, drying lavender bundles, and preparing and storing lavender products.