Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg is hosting a Lavender Festival tomorrow, June 24, from 12:00-6:00. The winery grows lavender and it’s all in bloom right now.
They are advertising “Learn About Lavender” lectures, lavender hand massages, picnic foods, lavender plants and products, and fresh lavender bouquets for sale.
There’s also music by the harpist, Helen Cooley, from 1:00-3:00, and a Plein Air Art Contest.
Beliveau Estate Winery invites you to come enjoy a glass of wine or lavender lemonade, on-site hiking, a stocked pond and picnic spots, all among the spectacular, and calming, sight and scent of lavender.
Lavender is one of my personal favorite plants. We had a huge bed growing at our old house, and intend to someday have one here as well. It’s beautiful while blooming, but the incredible scent is something to enjoy every time you walk by.
One of my favorite tips is lavender as insect control: if you have a lavender plant, rub the leaves, then rub your hands over your arms and other exposed flesh, before heading out to garden. It keeps the bugs away and smells a whole lot better than commercial insect repellents.
Admission to the festival is free. Beliveau Estate Winery is located at 5415 Gallion Ridge Road in Blacksburg (Catawba Valley). Visit their website for more information.