Located on 290, about 45 minutes or so outside of Houston in route to Austin is Chappell Hill in Washington County. The area is knitted with a framework of scenic roads and beset with spring wildflowers in key sightseeing spots in Independence Trail, the Antique Rose Emporium, and Chappell Hill Lavender Farm. The latter is now open to the public.
Planted under the big sky in hill country, Chappell Hill Lavender Farm is a quaint oasis populated with lavender, peaches, and a herd of friendly goats. With zero admission fee on the board, visitors can visit the farm, picnic next to the pond, stroll through its fragrant rows of flowers, and cut their own lavender.
Presently, the farm’s Sweet spring variety of lavender is in bloom that will last roughly until the end of June. The next blooming cycle isn’t expected to occur until the end of July with their Provence variety.
In addition to lavender, the farm also grows an assortment of peaches and blackberries – both of which are currently in bloom and are available for picking.
The farm also has a gift shop that sells a variety of seasonal products ranging from balms to scrubs, lotions, jams, ceramics, and more.
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm is located at 2250 Dillard Rd. in Brenham, Texas. The farm opens from 10 am to 2 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 11 am to 4 pm on Sundays.
P.S. If you’re making the aforementioned drive, and don’t stop at Chappell Hill Bakery & Deli, you’re living your life wrong. In addition to decadent pastries, melt in your mouth BBQ, and other home-cooked eats, Chappell Hill’s kolaches are spot on. Their fruit-filled kolaches are sweet as can be, whereas their sausage kolaches hold a spicy kick and bite that is all too right.