Lavender Bliss Cottage is one of the small hobby lavender farms in Virginia. Nestled in the hills of famous Piedmont Hunt Country, historic Delaplane. Delaplane belongs to Fauquier County that is part of the Washington metropolitan area. We are lucky that our small farm is located in the heart of Virginia's Horse and Wine Country, close to county seat Warrenton, small towns The Plains, and Marshall, not too far from Haymarket, Gainesville, Manassas, and only 40 minutes away from Fairfax County. Cobbler Mountain Cellars, Three Fox Vineyards or Barrel Oak Winery are just a few minutes driving distance from our lavender farm.
Founded by Ana Thomas, the lavender is grown organically and lovingly used in a variety of handcrafted lavender products, ranging from culinary lavender to fragrant mists, sachets, lavender infused oils, decorative bouquets, wreaths, and much more.
Lavender Bliss Cottage currently has over 300 lavender plants and eleven varieties that includes both Lavandula angustifolia (most commonly English lavender) and Lavandula x intermedia (also called lavandins or French lavender).
In 2021 we added over 130 lavender plants and expanded lavender varieties.
The business is costumer oriented and able to accommodate special requests. We are delivering products locally with no charge within 20 miles. Costumers can also pre-order online and pick up at the farm or at the Farmers' Market during the market season. Please note that at his point online payment changed to offline payment options and over the phone payment.
Seasonally, Lavender Bliss Cottage sells produce at the local farmer's market, Archwood Green Barns on Sundays, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Please visit website for more details.
Farm visits are by appointments only.
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I am a first generation Georgian American. My first college degree from my native country was in biology, specializing in botany. My entire childhood I was surrounded by nature and hard working farmers in the wine country. When I was only six years old my father trusted me with a little tarragon and strawberry garden in our country house. My love for nature, gardening, and landscaping never waned.
In 2018 my passion for nature led Jerry and me to flee city life and escape to a small country cottage in Delaplane, Virginia. My dream to create very special place, unique, and charming came true. The idea of growing lavender came to me in the fall and became more serous after finding out that there were not too many lavender farms close by. I found out that Virginia would not be an ideal place for growing lavender, but after reading a few books to educate myself, I was inspired by the excellent “Guide to Growing Lavender”, by Joseph Emil Blum. I was convinced that it was possible.
In the spring of 2019, with the help of my wonderful spouse and son we began with 89 plants. Most seedlings were from the Shenandoah Valley farm, White Oak. We wanted to experiment with varieties, so we started with the English lavenders Folgate, Hidcote, Munstead, Melissa, True Blue and Victoria Amethyst, and the French lavenders, Provence, True Grosso, and Phenomenal. The boys did a tremendous job, drilling 89 planting holes over 20-inches deep for the “French drains”. I planted each lavender by hand. We had no idea how much work it would be. Fortunately, we chose the right books, and the drains and planting advice worked, the location and natural drainage was right, and the babies all grew, producing their first-year flowers by late August. There were a few losses, each grieved, but the vast majority thrived, and we added a few more. I took my first lavender sachets with the greatest pride to Georgia, during our visit to my home country.
We are still learning through our mistakes, but the lavender is very forgiving, and seem to recognize the love we put into the earth with them.
We will be selling our lavender and lavender handcrafted products on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Archwood Green Barns Farmers' Market from eary June.
Locals can pre-order items online and pick up at the market during the season.
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