Spring has sprung in the state of Georgia, and the weather really couldn't be much better. The April showers have definitely brought the May flowers, and farms throughout the state have many ready to be picked. Georgia's largest lavender farm has reopened for the season, and the owners have been working all winter to prepare for spring visitors.

"Oh, we're very excited to finally be opened. Lavender is known for relaxing and relieving stress, which is what many people need right now," Tina Duffey, owner of Red Oak Lavender Farm with her husband, David, told Narcity.

Red Oak is the state's largest lavender farm and is located right in Dahlonega. It reopened April 29 for Georgia residents to finally come back and explore the 2.5-acre flower farm.

There are about 3,000 lavender flowers on the farm and there are 15 different varieties the owners grow each season. The public can come to explore this farm and even pick their own lavender.

The owners have even waived the admission fee for visitors and are only taking donations for the "No One Alone Domestic Violence Shelter" in Dahlonega, due to COVID-19. They want everyone to enjoy their farm and have some fun amid all the chaos. 

Visitors are allowed to pick out and take home their very own fresh lavender. Just a heads up, everyone must have assistance by the Red Oak workers to make sure none of the plants die or get damaged in the picking process.

Their store is also open at this time, where they make their own lavender goods and pre-picked lavender plants to put in buyers' homes. 

Tina told Narcity that they not only grow lavender, but they have an abundance of different flowers as well. Each year they grow Dahlias, red poppies, cyan curries, and roses. 

The farm's sunflowers are also in the process of growing, and they're already about a foot and a half tall. They'll be ready to go once summer hits, and they make fantastic photoshoot backdrops.

The farm is taking necessary precautions to make sure everyone is following social distancing guidelines set by the CDC when out in the field and suggest wearing masks when visiting. 

Red Oak Lavender Farm

Price: Free admission

Address: 2882 Red Oak Flats Rd., Dahlonega, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the state's largest lavender farm, and admission is currently free.


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