If you’ve been following along, you know that one of the items on the Shorebread Summer Bucket list was to visit the Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor. Last week we finally got an opportunity to head to Milton and explore. The farm is owned by Sharon Harris and Marie Mayor. While it isn’t far from the busy beaches, it couldn’t feel more separated. The farm is quiet and serene, the perfect place to visit when you’re ready to leave the traffic and chaos behind.
This 5 acre farm grows various types of lavender on site. Lavender bouquet bundles can be purchased in their incredible gift shop, along with lavender body products and culinary items. Another small shop on the farm features the glass artistry of Gwenn Schroll. The farm also has additional gardens featuring herbs, dahlia, hosta and native wildflowers. There’s even a bee and butterfly garden.Tucked away in a circle of trees you will find the labyrinth. The labyrinth is identical to the one in the Cathedral of Chartres near Paris. While walking the labyrinth remember to follow your own path. No matter which path you follow, you will find the only exit.
Planning Your Visit
Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor is open daily from April 1 – December 31 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. Peak lavender blooms can be seen in June and July. In June the farm also hosts their Lavender Fest. Harvest usually begins in August. Lavender continues to bloom through October. Each Wednesday from mid May to the end of October at 11am there is an open talk about lavender and the details of the farm. At the end of November, the farm hosts a holiday open house.
Warrington Manor also hosts classes throughout the year. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for updates. Tours are also available for large groups.
If you haven’t visited this Delaware gem, we highly suggest that you make the trip! The farm is located at 18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton, Delaware.