YOU-PICK LAVENDER SEASON
JUNE 15-JULY 16, 2023
THE BLUE BARN LAVENDER FARM
We're a small lavender farm located in Sage California, just East of Temecula Wine Country. While typically not open to the public, we do allow guests during our You-Pick Lavender Event.
We have about 3200 lavender plants with roughly 1.2 million lavender stems! The fields are amazing and the views from our hilltop farm are spectacular. Come enjoy a walk amongst the flowers and cut some lavender to take home with you. This is a great destination event with a beautiful drive.
Bring your own clippers or borrow a set of ours and head into the fields on a search for the perfect stems. You’ll get to cut flowers from all over the fields and take home enough lavender to make a big beautiful fresh bouquet to display in a vase. Later you can dry your lavender and enjoy it for a long time to come. Additional bunches may be purchased separately.
We keep one field uncut just for photography so while you're here you can pop on over for a few quick photos right in the middle of the lavender. If you want to have a full photo session you can reserve time after You-Pick Hours and have the fields virtually all to yourselves. Bring your own photographer, or shoot the photos yourselves.
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We've added a new area with a few picnic tables so you can bring along a picnic lunch if you'd like. We've also made a lemonade stand where you just might find local kids selling drinks and treats on Saturdays. Be sure to pick up something and help make their summer a memorable one!
STARTS JUNE 15 and Ends JULY 16, 2023
SEE DRIVING DIRECTIONS BELOW
32425 De Portola Rd, Sage, CA 92543
(Entrance off of Hemet Ranch Road)
Near Diamond Valley Lake
• • • NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED • • •
• Admission is $30 per group and includes time here on the farm and a tube to use to fill with lavender.
• Additional lavender bunches may be purchased.
• Plenty of free parking is available onsite and close to the fields. Please keep speeds slow to protect visitors and their children. We sometimes get visitors arriving on horseback. Please be extra mindful of these beautiful animals. We don't want to subject them to fast cars or loud noises.
• We will have a some clippers to loan, but please bring your own if possible in case all our loaners are in use.
• Cute flushing outhouses are available with a hand washing station. A conventional restroom is also available for limited use.
• We are an authentically rustic working farm. Be prepared for plenty of uneven dirt. The lavender fields are on a hill. Dress appropriately with proper footwear.
• Lavender, as with any kind of flowers, attract bees and we are no different. Plenty of our little flying friends inhabit the fields and are happy to be buzzing around. We have found that they have little interest in humans and we have never been stung even while working in plants they are in. However, please be aware that you will be in very close proximity to bees and if you are allergic or afraid of them, then we suggest that you don’t enter the fields and probably best to bring any medications you might need.
• Pets are welcome on our property, but are not allowed in the fields. Our Lavender gets used in products and we can't have our furry friends leaving any extra "ingredients" behind :-) Service dogs are allowed if necessary.
• No alcoholic beverages are allowed.
• No smoking is allowed on the farm.
For Questions Please Email: email@example.com
IMPORTANT DRIVING TIPS
Seriously! Read Below
If You Use Your GPS To Get Here, It May Show Hemet as the City instead of Sage
You can also find us on Google Maps.
TAKE THIS ROUTE
TEMECULA ROUTE 1
Rancho California to Glen Oaks Rd to Mesa Rd to De Portola Rd
It's only about 6 minutes longer from the freeway than taking the Hemet Route.
We suggest you take this way if you can.
Taking De Portola from the Temecula route is paved almost all the way here. There is a little less than a mile of dirt road as you near The Barn, but that section of the road is relatively smooth. It does have a manageable hill as you approach, but an awesome view of the farm from the top.
TEMECULA ROUTE 2
De Portola Wine Trail
Temecula Parkway to Anza to De Portola
If coming from Temecula Parkway then Anza to De Portola, you'll want to turn left at Glen Oaks. DO NOT STAY ON DE PORTOLA at that point. It turns into a very bad dirt road. Turn Left at Glen Oaks, Right at Mesa, then Left back on to De Portola. It won't add any time to your trip, and your suspension will thank you.
This One Is Bumpy
(Railroad Canyon Rd/Newport Rd/Domenegoni Pkwy to State St. to Batz Rd. to Palm Ave.)
Please be aware that Palm and De Portola for that stretch entails driving about two miles on a semi-bumpy dirt road with some fairly steep uphill climbs. We see passenger vehicles travel that direction all the time, but want to give you a heads-up. We call it the Adventure Route for good reason :-)
While traveling on De Portola between Mesa and our place, some guests have told us that their GPS will want to divert them from De Portola onto side roads. For example: While traveling De Portola their GPS will want them to turn left on Barranca, Right on Black Mountain, Right on Bit, Right on Crown Valley, and then turn left on De Portola. You may have noticed that's just a big circle that puts you on the same road you were already on. DON'T DO IT! YOUR GPS IS JUST PLAYING TRICKS ON YOU! Once you've turned onto De Portola from Mesa keep on De Portola all the way to us.