Sequim: The Place to Be for Lavender

May 22, 2011

Springtime at a lavender farm near Sequim

Sequim is known as the “Lavender Capital of North America.”  Each July it hosts a three-day lavender festival (  With our cool spring this year, it was way too early to see any lavender blooms in the fields during my May visit.  Still, I couldn’t help but think about lavender while I was there.

Lavender farm near Sequim

What a great spot to relax!

Hand-embroidered shirts for sale at the Sequim Open Aire Market

Lavender for sale at the Sequim Open Aire Market

Back in Seattle, I am seeing a few lavender plants with flowers already.

Lavender starting to bloom

Sprigs of lavender in my kitchen window

Watercolor sketch of lavender

Another watercolor sketch of lavender

10 Responses to “Sequim: The Place to Be for Lavender”

  1. Dan Abbott Says:

    Your photos are inspiring! Hope you keep coming back up to the Olympic Peninsula. Come and enjoy our lavender farm and B&B inn during this summer’s Sequim Lavender Farm Faire – we’ll be on the Farm Tour.

  2. Dan Abbott Says:

    BTW, you can now print out your own copy of the Lavender Farm Faire Brochure now on their website:

  3. thanks for the lovely photos … we could smell the lavender!

  4. Amy Says:


    Love your blog and the pictures of Susan Zuspan of Let’s do Lavender’s shirts and lavender bud at the Open Aire Market. Looking forward to the Lavender Festival this year ~ it’s going to be great… Stop by and visit when your in town~ the farms are all free this year to tour during the festival.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you! So glad you identified Susan as the artist behind the embroidered lavender shirts. I loved them.

  5. Rosemary Says:

    Went the weekend of May 14th. Yes, it’s too early for lavender.

  6. Dan Abbott Says:

    Here’s a brochure for the Sequim lavender days this summer. Hope you’ll come back!

  7. Scott Nagel Says:

    There are now two Lavender evens in Sequim, the weekend of July 15-17, 2011. The Sequim Lavender Farmers Association was formed when 11 farmers left the Sequim Lavender Growers Association to form a new organization. This split has caused some concerns, but don’t worry, there will be lots of lavender for everyone. The new association is producing the Sequim Lavender Farm Faire, with the classic and world famous Farms on Tour that people from all over the world come to visit. Admission to the Farm Tour is the same as in the past- $15 for unlimited admission to all six farms on tour, plus a shuttle bus system to the farms, and more. Each farm is its own festival with fields of lavender of course, but also workshops, demonstrations, food, music, and more. Tickets for active military and their dependents are $10. Advance tickets are available also at $10. Children 12 and under are free. Plus our hub of lavender activities, Lavender in the Park at the gorgeous Carrie Blake Park with more than 150 booths including lavender products, food, crafts, music, agricultural programs, family activities, and more. Admission to the park is free. Information at

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