Lavender Farm Tours  

 Hill
Country Lavender     
 Imagine Lavender Farm  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
June 13th-15th, 2014

Admission to the farms is free.

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In Spanish, Blanco means "white." The town of Blanco was named for the limestone hills and banks along the river here. But another color has come to characterize this area: Lavender.  The pale pastel hue of small buds that bloom in later spring at the lavender farms nestled among the region's rugged hills and live oak groves.

In honor of this exciting regional crop, the Blanco Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th annual Blanco Lavender Festival, June 13th-15th. The lavender blooming season generally runs May through July.


The dry weather and alkaline limestone soils around Blanco make the area particularly suitable for growing lavender. The first commercial lavender farm in the state, called Hill Country Lavender, was started near Blanco in 1999. The climate and terrain reminded the farm's owners of Provence, where they had recently visited. After planting their lavender, they gave seminars to others who wanted to grow the beautiful flowers. 


During the festival,  the farms will be open to the public for tours.


Each farm will offer activities and events related to lavender, such as classes in aromatherapy and demonstrations of lavender oil distillation.

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME. 
SERVICE DOGS ONLY PLEASE

Blanco Chamber of Commerce

312 Pecan Street

P.O. Box 626

Blanco, TX 78606

830-833-5101

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