We are now open for 2019. Spring hours are Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Here’s some of the frequently asked questions. This page will evolve as we grow (literally and figuratively) so check back often.
What are your hours?
Our farm is open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm in the spring and operates on a 7 day schedule once the lavender begins to bloom. Rain or shine. We are open Mother's Day - Christmas. Like us on Facebook to keep in touch with current events and activities.
Where are you located?
We are located in beautiful, rustic Killingworth, Connecticut, just a couple minutes north of the Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets. We're about 20 minutes north of New Haven and 40 minutes from Hartford. The farm address is 318 Roast Meat Hill Road and we are conveniently accessible to both interstate 95 and route 9.
Where should I park?
When entering the farm from Roast Meat Hill please pull forward past the store and park next to the chicken coop on the right. Be sure to say hello to our "Broadway Chicks" as you make your way to our store and fields. If the coop lot is full than please continue down the hill to park behind the big barn.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
Yes. The farm is fully accessible. There are dedicated parking spots behind our shoppe and the shoppe itself can be accessed with a chair. Please note however that while there are paved areas, the fields are in facts fields, so while mostly flat, you may need a bit of "push power" to navigate around the grassy areas.
Are there places to stay near your farm?
Absolutely. We have a BnB on the property and we’re also big fans of Chatfield Hollow Bed and Breakfast. They’re only a few minutes away from us and an amazing place. Also, check out the Madison Beach Hotel and The Water’s Edge. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Can you recommend some places to eat?
Gladly. Try our Field Bistro (open weekends only) for on-site lavender themed gourmet snacks. If you want to venture off-site, we're regulars at the Copper Skillet, just down the road from our farm. We also enjoy the fine dining at LaForesta Restaurant and the salads and sandwiches from The Cooking Company. Chamard Vineyards is also just a hop, skip and a jump from our farm and there's plenty of other choices in Madison and Clinton, including family favorites The Fish Tale and Clam Castle.
When’s the best time to visit?
Really anytime. Lavender typically starts it bloom in June and can last into August. Some of our varieties will have a second bloom in late summer and into late fall. Last year we had color in our fields into early October. Best to Like Our Facebook page or subscribe to our Email list for bloom season updates.
What types of lavender have you planted?
We currently have approximately 9000 plants in our first field. They represent both Lavandula angustifolia (often referred to as English lavender) as we as Lavandula x intermedia or lavandin. Our current plantings include Grosso, Munstead, Edelweiss, Hidcote Giant, Phenomenal and Provence.
Can I get married at Lavender Pond Farm?
Sorry. We are not hosting weddings at this time. Congrats though!
Can I take pictures at your farm?
Of course. You’ll find many beautiful areas to take informal pictures for your personal use and we’d love if you tag your favorite shots on Facebook and Instagram #lavenderpondfarm. Please remember that the farm is also our home and ask that you not photograph private areas, including our house. Formal, staged photography, whether professional or not, will be asked to pay a site fee. More info here.
Can we walk the fields?
Yes. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and we ask that children be closely supervised. Keep in mind LPF is a working farm so please be aware of your surroundings. You're more than welcome to walk amongst the lavender, however please do not clip any plants.
Do you have bees?
We do. Honey bees play an important role at our farm and we ask that you not disturb their hives or their work. Honey bees by nature are not aggressive and if left alone will pay you little mind.
Are you pet friendly?
Yep. We’re big fans and it's likely Flora will greet you when you arrive. Leashed dogs are welcome and we do ask that you pick up after your pup. If you're worried about Flora (she's super cute and friendly) than please call before you arrive.
What are your store hours?
Our store is open whenever our farm is open 10am - 4pm, Mother's Day - Christmas. In it you will find all kinds of lavender goodness including soaps, lotions, pet products, pillows, sachets and much more. We also have live plants to sell and fresh and dried lavender bunches and buds for you to take home.
Can I pick my own lavender?
Sorry. We do not offer "U-Pick" days at this time.
Do you have bathrooms?
We have a port-a-potty on the farm for our guests. So you may want to go before you go or hit Dunkin' on the ride in.
Have a question? Just Contact Us and we'll get back to you ASAP.