2022 Visitors Notice: Subject to State of Oregon regulations, RavenCroft will be open to outdoor visitors BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between June 11 and July 3. This date range corresponds to the timeframe when out lavender plants will be in their optimal stages of bloom. COVID ADVISORY: We cannot predict the prevalence of Covid-19 in the community for the 2022 lavender bloom season. In the event that precautions are still being advised, visitors will be asked to maintain wide social distancing, and to use masks when approaching members of the staff or other visitors.
RavenCroft Products in 2022: The Raven’s Nest Shop will be open on a low-density basis, subject to prevailing Covid advisories in June. During a visit to the farm, you may request fresh-cut bundles, or ask to sample our lavender essential oils and blends. Outside of a personal visit, please contact us by email and we can communicate about your wishes and arrange for purchase and pick-up: [email protected]
RavenCroft can open for groups of guests by appointment; see phone and email contact information below. There are no admission or parking fees.
Nestled among the gentle hills south of Oregon City, RavenCroft cultivates lavender with an elegant, European sensibility. A multitude of varieties provides us with an unusually long bloom season, often starting in late May. On-site distillation yields the varietal essential oils that are the core for our lavender fragrance offerings. Beautiful meeting facilites allow us to host special events pertaining to herb and lavender culture and uses, including culinary applications. You will enjoy strolling through the blooming lavender, learning tips for growing these plants and other herbs, and picnicking with a fantastic view of the Willamette Valley. Browse through the Raven’s Nest shop where you may sample our unique fragrance products, and shop for other lavender-themed items (subject to Covid-19 restrictions).
SPECIAL CLASSES: Private group sessions can be scheduled for interested parties. Email your inquiries to: [email protected]
BLOOM SEASON NOTICE
Here’s what happened in 2019, 2020 and 2021: bud-break for the earliest English-type lavender occurred early in June, opening the lavender season. Unfortunately, Mother Nature is increasingly unpredictable, and we must wait to see what she dishes out for spring-time weather before guessing when the 2022 season will launch. We generally expect to be harvesting English-type lavenders in the latter half of June, followed by the French hybrids in early July. To best appreciate our wide assortment of lavender and lavandin varieties, plan a June visit, before too many of the flowers have found their way into the still.
- Destination Offerings Allow appointments for photographers or painters Blooming lavender fields Fresh-cut or dried lavender bundles Instructional classes on lavender cultivation or applications Lavender Distillation Lavender essential oil - hydrosol - or other fragrance products Leashed pets allowed On-site store with products featuring northwest-grown lavender Picnic Area Venue and wedding services
- Open Dates & Business Hours Between June 11 and July 3, by appointment only.