Have you ever been to a lavender farm? When I heard there was a lavender farm on the way to Wisconsin Dells, I couldn’t wait to visit. As you know, I love flowers and gardens. (Probably because I can’t keep any plant or flower alive.) Conveniently located just outside Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo, New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm boasts over 25+ varieties of lavender, 10,000 lavender plants, as well as 5 acres of wildflower fields. It was the perfect place to stop and stretch our legs, smell the flowers, and indulge in lavender goodies.
Our experience at New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm:
This was my highlight of the trip — FOOD! At New Life Lavender, you can try some of your fav foods with a bit of lavender in it. We couldn’t leave without tasting a slice of their signature lavender cherry pies. Our only regret? Not getting a whole pie! If you love baking, they also have bagged options for their homemade mixes for cookies, brownies, breads, pancakes, scones. I also tried one of their new specialty drinks – a lavender blueberry shake. Made with lavender ice cream, it was both rich and delicious. Speaking of lavender ice cream, you CANNOT leave without trying it.
We thoroughly enjoyed our food on the shaded patio overlooking the lavender field. If you aren’t able to snag any of the two tables, they have a couple tables on the grass.
Walk through the lavender fields
After our treats, we were ready to explore. Honestly, the lavender fields weren’t as large as I thought it would be, but that didn’t detract from its beauty.
My kids loved checking out the small koi pond.
Take a tour
Interested in learning more about the farm? Take a wagon tour where you can learn a bit more about the family behind the farm, see the farm animals, and more.
Show off your lavender love
Plenty of opportunities await at the lavender farm. In the middle of the fields were the cutest bench swings. To help you take the best photo, they had a “selfie” station stand. Pretty cool!
Just outside the Farm Store you’ll find an outbuilding with a beautiful lavender barn quilt on the side.
Once my kids saw the playground out back, they were drawn. Parents can hang back on the patio behind the Farm Store or sit on their cool purple bench. Kids (and adults) can also keep busy by playing other yard games like bags and ladderball.
Situated close to the playground you’ll find the ruins of what was once the foundation of a 100 year old barn. Fun fact: This area was so overgrown with weeds and brush that the owners didn’t know it was on the property! Once it was discovered, it was cleaned out and is now used to house herbs for their drinks/food menu, tea, and more. Ever since then it has been called the “Secret Garden.” What an amazing discovery!
It was picturesque and such quiet retreat. Another one of my favorite parts of the farm.
A visit to New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm is a must if you’re in the area. The entire family will love the opportunity to stretch their legs, relax, and just enjoy nature. Don’t forget to try their lavender cherry pie and lavender ice cream!
Address: E10766 County Road W (1/4 mile west of Hwy 12 Bypass Exit 219 (between Wal-Mart & Pewit’s Nest), Baraboo, WI 53913
Admission: No admission cost to enter fields. The farm tour costs $12/pp.