The annual fest at the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm includes plants, treats, vendors, live music, fun activities, and goats. Boasting scenic views and quaint surroundings just off the Independence Trail in Washington Co., the farm grows sweet and Provence varieties of lavender. The gift shop sells live plants, dried lavender, lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream in addition to aromatherapy and home decor items. Twice a year you can cut your own lavender at the farm!
Sharon and Betty were quick to try their hand at “flower pounding” and you may see this as a club activity in the near future.
We loved browsing the vendor stalls while enjoying live music.
Due to the freeze in February and the exorbitant rains in the spring the fields needed to be replanted.
All this shopping makes you hungry and we headed to Bevers Kitchen, a Victorian-style cottage built in 1907 in downtown Chappell Hill, for lunch. The food was outstanding and the pies were out of this world.
All this eating makes you thirsty and we continued our journey through the beautiful scenery to Windy Winery just outside Brenham.
Kathy and Gigi shopped for unusual and hard to find plants at The Bluebonnet House & Garden Center, we all stopped at Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli for the best kolaches and pies to take home, and our last stop was Bucee’s on US-290.
This trip immediately inspired more outings – there is so much to do and see in the area. The prairies along the country roads were full of “Snow on the Prairie” wildflowers, and spring will bring bluebonnets. Stay tuned for field trips to Antique Rose Emporium and The John Fairey Garden (formerly Peckerwood Garden). One thing is sure, we will be going back to Bevers Kitchen for lunch. Is this a gardening club or an eating club…