WE ARE IN BLOOM!
HOURS ARE 10AM - 4PM, DAILY :-) .
PLUS, SHOP ONLINE, ANYTIME.
We are following State of CT guidance on safe social distancing and common sense guidelines. Masks are not required in any outside space at the farm. We do ask non-vaccinated individuals to wear a mask in our farm shoppe.
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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.
Beginning June 2, we are open daily, 10am - 4pm. Rain or shine. Please note some attractions or activities may not be available during inclement weather. Our bloom season is June and July. 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.
Ride the LPF Express. Ever been on a purple train before? Read more 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.
Play Chess. Enjoy a relaxing game of giant chess in our formal garden.
Corn Hole. Visit our new orchard bed and try your hand at a game of corn hole.
Fairy Gardens. Wether taking a ride on the LPF Express or strolling along the path around the pond, keep your eyes peeled for our fairy gardens. They have set up their homes amongst the woods and if you're lucky you may catch one at play!
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 20 minutes for the entire tour. The cost is $6 per person and lap children ride free.
Lavender Express Tour & Train Schedule*
Train tours of LPF run Wednesday – Sunday, on the hour starting at 11am and the last train at 3pm. Tickets are $6 per person.
*Train departs on the hour., more frequently when we are very busy Schedule subject to change. Please note the Lavender Express will not run in the rain or if the fields are too wet. Also, we only have one train so you may have to wait for a ride when we’re busy and if the train isn’t feeling well it won’t run. We will try to post a message on Facebook if the schedule changes (follow us!) but please don’t be mad if the train isn’t running.
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.
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!