The quick answer is early to mid July.
We receive daily phone calls. 90% of those calls are to ask if the lavender is in bloom or when is the best time to visit Sequim lavender farms?
The first thing to know is all of Sequim’s lavender farms grow multiple varieties of lavender. Therefore there will never be a time to visit when all the fields are in bloom. Instead, each farm has different sections of their farm that bloom at different times.
English Lavenders bloom first. There are almost 100 cultivars in this species, Lavandula Angustifolia. The earliest blooming varieties typically start to bloom in mid June. In fact, June 2 of 2021, Folgate was already starting to turn purple. However, in 2022 it wasn’t until early July when Folgate finally bloomed. The weather dictates the blooms.
To recap. You will start seeing lavender in Sequim in mid June at most farms.
After Folgate, an English Lavender, starts to bloom it is quickly followed by many different varieties of English lavender. The English lavenders will be in bloom until late July. During this time the Lavandin (Lavandula X Intermdedia) or French Lavenders begin to bloom. The French lavenders start to bloom in mid July and will continue until late-August most years.
In my humble opinion there is not a bad time to visit the farms during the season. However, my favorite time is early July or very late in June. At these time you will see the English lavenders at their peak and the French lavenders starting to turn colors.
Here is a brief video about Sequim’s Lavender Festival at our farm. We are excited to meet you. We know you will have a blast.
Of course we think so, but see for yourself here is what our customers are saying…