Located just 15 minutes from downtown Bend, Oregon, Tumalo Lavender is a 10 acre farm owned by Gordon and Judy Knight. Before deciding to become Lavender farmers, they spent three years researching, investigating, and reading extensively about lavender. Their quest took them to Lavender farms throughout the Northwest. They became knowledgeable in growing, processing and working with lavender. They found the right varieties that would adapt and survive in the climate of Central Oregon.
In June 2005, Tumalo Lavender’s 10 acres had its first 1,000 test plants prepared and planted. The following year Gordon and Judy planted over 6,000 lavender plants showcasing 15 varieties of lavender. All the lavender varieties were chosen for their beauty, climate hardiness, oil, scent and color. At present, they have over 10,000 plants. Their working Lavender farm is reminiscent of those found in Provence, France---it is full of projects, plants and people!
Gordon and Judy invite you to visit their greenhouse and view the fields of lavender. They offer 3” border plants or 1 gallon lavender plants for your garden. You will find lavender not only beautiful and sensory, but a practical choice for your garden. Lavender has a reputation for being notoriously non-palatable to deer. It is also considered a drought-tolerant plant and is easy to grow and manage.
Pleasant scents can put you in a peaceful state of mind. The calming, fresh, unique fragrance of lavender is available in potpourris, buds, oils, handmade soap, lotions, lip balm, and hydro-mists and wreaths, all made at the farm and available in our marketplace. You can order these and other products on-line. Credit Cards are accepted. We gladly ship UPS and FedEx.
The lavender is in full flower in mid-July and is at its peak for viewing and cutting. You can wander through the vibrant purple fields and take in the strong, sweet fragrance of lavender as you hand-cut your own bouquet.
This year, make a point of enjoying some relaxed time at Tumalo Lavender.
CONSULTING - Let Gordon help plot your future lavender field or area. We can give you ideas on soil preparation, irrigation expertise, weed mat installation and lavender plant suggestion. Call 541-419-9449 for specifics based on size of job.
Summer hours at Tumalo Lavender are varied as we are working on the farm. We encourage you to arrange your visit ahead of time by calling 541-419-9449 or email us.
Visit us at Drake Park Farmers Market on Wednesdays 3-7pm & Saturdays at NW Crossing Farmers Market 10am-2pm. Enjoy our fabulous fresh lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread cookies and lavender-lemon pound cake...all available to take home, too!
Directions to Tumalo Lavender
From Bend, take highway 20 West to Tumalo, turn Right onto Cook Ave in Tumalo; This road will turn into Cline Falls Highway. Go 2 miles N. turn left onto Connarn. The Farm is ½ mile on the left.