Midwest Living Review
More than 1,000 lavender plants sprinkle the Loess Hills with serenity. Located off Loess Hills Trail, this simple farm has a beautiful custom-built barn with a purple interior. There, a 20-minute presentation educates guests about the healing properties of the herb. Visitors can savor homemade lavender cookies and a cup of lavender lemonade while owner Mary Hamer cheerfully explains how she and her husband started the lavender farm in 2009. Mary is well versed in all things lavender, and her presentation is anything but boring. Her charismatic charm and jolly laugh makes everyone feel right at home. Adjacent to the presentation room is the bustling gift shop. Browse a wide range of lavender products, including perfumed lotions, bath and shower gels, sachets and lavender for cooking. You can even buy lavender plants. We brought home a lotion that left our skin soft, supple and lightly scented. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the relaxing lavender fields while watching butterflies flutter about. Visiting this lush lavender farm will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. The owners encourage guests to take their time meandering the property in order to get the full effect of the aromatic scent.