Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm and Shop, Washington Island, Wisconsin
The dream for this lavender farm started many decades ago across the Atlantic. One of its founders, Martine Anderson, grew up in France, where she imagined having a rich garden of her own.
After moving to Wisconsin with her husband, Edgar, they planted a test garden at their home and the ones of their friends, Gene and Helene Meyer. The lavender grew successfully, and ultimately, Fragrant Isle was born.
Nowadays, this farm has over 30,000 lavender plants with 14 different varieties of this plant. If you choose to visit, you’ll witness a few educational events and learn how to use lavender for cooking and self-care.
During its peak season of mid-June to July, a $5 entry ticket is required to enter. Children under the age of four are always free.
And if you want a more detailed experience, you can take the tour group package that costs a bit more, depending on the time of year, which is about $20-35. The tour also includes a private 30-minute lecture and a sachet of lavender buds you can take home.