Early summer is the best time to visit Carousel Farm, located just outside of New Hope in Mechanicsville, PA. The Lavender Fields and Shop are open every Saturday from 9 to 5 free of charge.
The farm was first established in 1748, once a dairy farm, later a horse farm and, in the mid-20th century, an exotic animal farm. The current owners moved to the farm in 2000, and based the design on the beautiful Provence countryside. The farm includes a fieldstone farmhouse, 18th century stone barn and rolling fields broken only by fieldstone walls.
Over 15,000 plants are pruned and harvested by hand. A store is located on the property with lavender products and accessories.
Open tours are available June 8th through July 27th, during the peak blooming season. Every Wednesday at 10am and 2pm. No reservations required. The fee for the tour is $10 per person, and lasts about one hour. Groups of 15 or more can schedule a tour any weekday from April through December. Reservations required.