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We provide a peaceful experience centered around the mystical and magical herb, lavender.
Host an Event
The lavender field’s natural beauty and enticing aroma makes for an unforgettable special event.
Shop over 40 local craft vendors which features handmade items from as well as the Farm’s bath and body products.
Come see us at these upcoming craft shows
2024 Opening Day
2278 Loess Hills Trail
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
Phone: (712) 642-9016
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
About the Lavender Farm
In 2005 Tim and Mary Hamer visited the lavender fields of Sequim, WA, during the Sequim Lavender Festival and it was love at first sight. After much research, their vision of bringing the fresh lavender aroma and beauty to their home in the Loess Hills of Iowa was realized in 2009 when they planted 1,200 lavender sprouts.
In 2011 the Lavender Farm’s Craft Store opened which features wonderful handmade items from over 40 vendors. In 2013, they started distilling their first lavender oil.
In the years to follow, a greenhouse was constructed, a working windmill was erected, a pergola was added, and the craft store building was expanded to host special event receptions. They continued to add plants and at one time, hosted 4,000 plants and 10 varietals.
In 2022 Tim and Mary officially retired with hopes to travel. Our family purchased the Lavender Farm with aspirations of continuing their vision:
- Maintain the grounds to be a place of natural beauty by integrating native grasses and flowers.
- Provide a place of relaxation when walking through the beautiful lavender fields.
- Hold special events for the public to enjoy the Lavender experience.
We are proud members of the US Lavender Growers Association.
Tracy & Chelsea
As new owners of the Loess Hills Lavender Farm, we invite you to come walk through our small fields of lavender. There’s no entrance fee so come experience how lavender can tantalize your senses like few plants can. The Farm is also proud of its conservation acres (CRP) of wildflowers, grasses, and numerous pollinators. Come learn how important pollinators are to our lavender fields as well as crops, trees, and other plants.
We’ve added a fairy garden, gnome garden, troll bridge, educational area for “Birds, Bees & Butterflies”, and a very large chair where the Lavender Giant rests at the end of a hard day’s work.
We’re excited for you to visit and hope to see you soon!
What Visitors Are Saying
“Definitely recommend stopping by Loess Hills Lavender Farm. We came from Ohio to visit our son and his wife in Missouri Valley. We were really happy we made the trip out to the farm. It was a beautiful farm. We shopped in the gift shop to for a good hour! We tried some lavender ice cream that was delish. Of course ended up buying some. We bought a few other lotions and lavender related items as well. Really nice gift shop. Hope you really decide to go check it out you won’t regret it.”
“All three of us had a great time taste testing, cutting, chatting at the picnic table, and shopping, of course! We all went away with a new appreciation for lavender, beyond the fabulous fragrance. Thank you for the warm welcome and for a fabulous day! “
“I would recommend Loess Hills Lavender Farm! Few crafts, lots of homemade jewelry, wall hangings, artwork, tons of lavender scents. Very relaxing place! I enjoyed going, thanks Loess Hills Lavender Farm!“
“We had so much fun at Lavender Farms. We got some great pictures in the Lavender fields. Everyone was so friendly and helpful which made our visit special. We will be back.“
“Had a great experience today visiting the farm. The owners are so welcoming. We brought our dog and enjoyed their homemade lavender ice cream. Spent way too much at the gift shop. But I’m a softy for local spending!”
“My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Loess Hills Lavender Farm’s spring opening. The music was wonderful. We loved the Lavender and Lemon Custard ice cream samples. Since the weather didn’t cooperate to check out the grounds, we look forward to visiting another time, particularly when the lavender is blooming. It looks like they have lots of fun events coming up through the summer and fall.”
“Very nice lots of family fun stuff and the staff is very helpful, extremely nice and knowledgeable. We will definitely visit again!”
“Such a beautiful location! And thoughtful details abound, whether outdoors or in the gift shop. A lovely afternoon excursion or stop along the Loess Hills drive. The lavender products are top-notch!”
“It was a lovely time spent at Loess Hills Lavender Farm. We enjoyed fabulous food at a tea. We learned about and picked fresh lavender. And of course we found “must-haves” in their shop! I highly recommend the farm!!“
“I couldn’t wait to visit and when I finally did, it did not disappoint!
Future Plans at the Farm
We’re happy with our additions to the Farm but have plans for the future also!
- We’d like to have beehives eventually and have talked to several beekeepers. This would allow us to have Lavender-Honey for sale in our store.
- We plan to plant a new variety of Lavender next spring that will have longer stems than what we currently have in our field. We are very excited about this new variety!
- We’re hoping to have a small church constructed by the outside wedding ceremony area. It’ll be available for couples to have wedding photos!
- Down the road (probably several years!) we’d like to produce Lavender Wine.
- We’d love to possibly add a deck from our venue and a waterfall to the pond. We can dream, right?!
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