US (CA): Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm celebrates the flowers’ peak bloom

The lavender at Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm is coming into full bloom just in time for the farm’s grand opening, Lucas Neumann said.

Neumann works as the vice president of the Lompoc-based farm alongside his mother, Denise. The pair held a soft launch for their farm in 2022 with property tours and private events because of the plant’s rapid growth. Now that the lavender has reached full maturity, the Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm will celebrate its grand opening with a variety of events throughout July.

“This year, in 2023, it will be lavender in peak bloom; it will be phenomenal as far as color and majesty of the lavender,” Neumann said. “We had a ton of people coming in during the off-season because we have the lavender, and the seasonal field always has different flowers in it. Even in the off-season, there are still beautiful flowers.”

The farm kicks off its celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 7; followed by a yoga session hosted by Lompoc’s Bloom Yoga and afternoon tea on July 9; lavender wreath making classes on July 15 and again on July 23; and a mobile watercolor painting class, in partnership with Art Spot on Wheels, where people will paint in the lavender fields and sip lavender lemonade on July 16, he said.


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