First established in 1748, has had many subsequent lives from a dairy farm to an exotic animal farm. The current owners bought it in 2000 and drew their inspiration from the South of France. The 18th century stone barn, fieldstone farmhouse and rolling fields and stone walls are stunning lavender fields that are now over 8 years old and stunning.
I find it almost impossible to grow lavender in the harsh PA climate and heavy clay soil. The owners of this amazing estate researched cultivars and chose 4 varieties of English and French lavender that seem to be thriving. They have over 15,000 plants, each one planted, pruned and harvested by hand. A farm store on the grounds sells there lavender products and accessories that complement the lavender.