A versatile plant, lavender adds fragrance to balms and lotions, soothes insect bites, and quiets sleepless souls with a repertoire of Old English lullabies and tiny, herbal lutes. Start a new bedtime routine with today's Groupon to Seven Oaks Lavender Farm in Catlett, VA. Its season runs from June 3 to July 3— when today's Groupon will expire—and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday. Choose from the following options to pick your own lavender:
- For $10, you get admission for two adults (a $5 value each) for a Girlfriends Getaway plus a 60-stem lavender bouquet (up to $5.40 value each) for each person (up to a $20.80 total value).
- For $10, you get family admission for two parents (a $5 value each) and two kids under 12 (a $3 value each) plus a 50-stem family bouquet of lavender (up to $4.50 for 50 stems; up to a $20.50 total value). Children 4 and under are admitted for free.
- For $29, you get admission for two to a wine-tasting event on Saturday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (a $58 value).
Featured in a PBS special, Lavender Ladies, the mother-daughter team behind Seven Oaks Lavender Farms carefully cultivates fields of the soothing purple bloom. Twosomes can take home two 60-stem bountiful bouquets after their time picking posies, and familial foursomes can roam the abundant acreage, assembling a brilliant bunch of blooms for display on dining tables or to brighten up the dank bottomless pit in the basement. At the evening event on June 18 (with a rain date on June 19), gathered guests can whet their whistles with wines from neighboring Roger's Ford Winery while kicking up their heels to the alt-country stylings of Brooksie Wells. Each guest can commemorate the evening's events by taking home a small lavender bouquet.
Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
Taking time to stop and smell the flowers has never paid off better than it does at Seven Oaks Lavender Farm. Co-owned by the mother-daughters team of Edith, Deborah, and Dianne, the farm occupies more than an acre of land and in the summer season is sprinkled with purple lavender and other flowers. Set back from the rustic and perfumed fields, their Lavender Shop houses myriad floral products, many of which are made by the Seven Oaks ladies themselves. Visitors can pick up soaps, jellies, certified-organic teas, and candles that all bear a fragrant, lavender aroma. In addition to its everyday operations, the farm also hosts events that include fall festivals, wreath-making classes, and lessons on using lavender garlands to ward off possessed grandmothers.