We are now closed for the season. Due to COVID-19 concerns we are not open Mother's Day Weekend. Our 2020 Opening Day is now June 10.
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Lavender Pond Farm was born with the simple purpose of doing our small part to help make the world a more beautiful place. With over 10,000 lavender plants on our sprawling 25-acre property, Lavender Pond Farm is a relaxing and inviting oasis for the body and the mind.
Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Rain or shine. Please note some attractions or activities may not be available during inclement weather. As we enter full bloom (typically end of June - July) we will move to a 7 day a week schedule. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Things to Do
Say Hi to Flora. Flora is our farm and family dog, a very sweet and friendly lavendoodle.
Walk the fields. There's nearly 10,000 lavender plants in 30+ beds. Take your time and enjoy your walk.
Take a Ride on the LPF Express. Learn about our farm and take purple train ride around the property. Please see schedule below.
Visit the bees. On sunny days our honeybees are busy as, well, you know... and you can see them working around the hives.
Shop the Shoppe. We've got live plants, and a bevy of other lavender goodness just waiting for you in our farm shoppe.
Check out the chickens. Our "Broadway Chicks" are always excited to make new friends. However please don't feed or try to pet them.
Stroll around the pond. If you're up for a nice walk, there's a path around the big pond in back. Enjoy.
See our covered bridge. We've got an Arnold M. Graton authentic covered bridge at our farm. See the work of a master bridge wright.
Relax and enjoy. There's quite a few places to just sit and be. Find yourself a quiet spot and do just that.
Take a peek at our still. We've got a really cool copper alembic still for distilling our lavender hydrosol and essential oil.
See the SmartFlower. Our farm is solar powered. in 2017 we became only the second site in the USA and first in CT to put in a SmartFlower.
Take lots of pictures. There's lots of great photo opportunities. Be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram #lavenderpondfarm so we can see your shots.
Take A Ride on The Lavender Express
Ever ridden a purple train on a lavender farm? Well now you can! Your tour starts with an educational, enlightening and possibly even entertaining presentation on how and why Lavender Pond Farm came to be. We’ll discuss our plants, what a lavender farmer actually does and some of the more interesting features of the property (SmartFlower anyone?). Once you’ve been sufficiently educated (or put to sleep) we’ll hop on the Lavender Express for a train tour of the property. Plan on about 30 minutes for the entire tour. The cost is $5 per person and lap children ride free.
Lavender Express Tour & Train Schedule*
- Train tours of LPF run Friday – Sunday, on the hour starting at 11am and the last train at 3pm. Tickets are $5 per person.
Private Group Tours
Seniors, garden clubs, book clubs, and corporate retreats - you are very welcome to book a private weekday (only) tour of Lavender Pond Farm. We’ll roll out the red carpet for you (not really) and your group will receive the same educational, possibly entertaining overview of our farm and finish with a train ride around the property. Even better, your group will receive 10% off same-day purchases in our farm shoppe. Cost for a private group tour is $80 for up to 14 persons.
As it currently stands we will not have a lunch option for private tours. If you'd like a great lunch, consider visiting the Copper Skillet (awesome local diner) or bringing in sandwiches from The Cooking Company.
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Field Bistro – Coming Next Year!
We do not have food service this year but hope to have our Field Bistro open in 2020!
Tours & Buses
We are happy to accommodate mini-buses any time the farm is open. It's helpful if you give us a heads-up in advance so we can have someone available to assist with unloading and parking, but not required. If you would like to arrange a walking, group tour of our farm, please scroll back up a bit.
We are located in beautiful, rustic Killingworth, Connecticut, just a couple minutes north of the Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets and very close to the Connecticut shoreline. 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.
From New Haven and Points West
Follow I-95 North to Exit 63. Turn left off the exit and left again at the traffic light onto CT-81N. Follow 81N for 5 miles. At the traffic circle take the first exit onto CT-80E. Follow 80E for 1 mile. Turn left onto Roast Meat Hill Road. Lavender Pond Farm is .8 of a mile on the left.
From New London and Points East
Follow I-95 South to Exit 63 CT-81N. Turn left onto CT-81N. Follow 81N for 5 miles. At the traffic circle take the first exit onto CT-80E. Follow 80E for 1 mile. Turn left onto Roast Meat Hill Road. Lavender Pond Farm is .8 of a mile on the left.
From Hartford and Points North
Follow I-91 South to left exit 22S CT-9 South Middletown/Old Saybrook. Follow 9S for 14 miles. Take exit 9 CT-81 Clinton/Killingworth. Turn right on to CT-81 South. Follow 81S for 5.5 miles. Turn left at the traffic light onto CT-148 East. Follow 148E for 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Roast Meat Hill Road. Lavender Pond Farm is 1.5 miles on the right.
Please visit our FAQ page for important information before visiting. And don't forget to "Go" before you get here. We've only a port-a-potty on site.
Contact Us with any questions and we look forward to seeing you at the farm!