Lavender gained popularity during the Elizabethan era in England and throughout its protectorates from India to New Zealand to the Caribbean isles. If you have noticed recently its popularity is making a new comeback with many mainstream products including lavender fragrances. We are proud of our work and our path in furthering the uses of this wonder plant through our lavender and lavender-based products! Keep track of our goings-on via Prairie Lavender Farm's Facebook Fan page. We are now certified as Bee Friendly!
We are a small farm committed to producing limited quantities of handmade lavender products, striving for the highest quality at a reasonable price giving our customers an exceptional value.
Established in 2002, Prairie Lavender Farm resides on the cusp of the tallgrass and shortgrass prairies of North-central Kansas. It also sits on the South side of a hill above the Dakota Aquifer and upon a sandstone shelf, which gives great drainage for the lavender plants. Even though we have qu ite sandy loam, it tests out above neutral in the alkaline range of which the lavender loves.
We now grow over 3000 plants with twelve varieties of Lavender, of which about half are the Lavendula angustifolia (English lavender) varieties; the other Lavandin x intermedia or sterile hybrids. We are located in Zone 5; however, we experience a range from zones 4-6 with temperatures from below 0 degrees F to over 110 degrees in the summer months of July to early September. Last December we experienced a dreadful ice storm. Still waiting to see how much damage we sustained. Although we can have severe weather in the winter months, we have not found it necessary to mulch the plants. Wind is our biggest adversary.
If you are interested in visiting us, please contact our owner Mike Neustrom first at (785) 488-3371 or email email@example.com. For directions, please use Mapquest and plug in our address: - 69 Alpine Ridge Lane, Bennington, KS 67422 During the months of January through March we are only open by appointment.
Starting April 5th through May our Spring open hours for our Gift Shop are from 9 AM to Noon Thursday through Saturday. Starting in June through September, we will be open from 9 AM to Noon Tuesday through Saturday. October 1st through December 24th we will be open from 9 AM to Noon Thursdays through Saturdays.
Here is a recent radio interview we gave on the farm:
Lavender, a member of the Mint family, is simply an amazing herb providing a dizzying array of benefits! It provides our senses with a flurry of experiences from its heady aroma, to its ability to provide antibacterial, antiseptic aspects. Its history dates back to the Roman and Egyptian periods, where lavender oil was used in many ways. Even during World War I, lavender was used to treat soldiers’wounds on the battlefield when other drugs were no longer available. It was referred to as “first aid in a bottle” by many of the care providers.