So— you are probably wondering, how did we get here? Bill and I have discussed for years our desire to find our “on Golden Pond” retreat and retirement property.
When we found this farm in 2016 we were enchanted with the beauty of the fields, the peace of the woods and the charm of the old farmhouse. Even though the property was neglected and needed intense rehabilitation, it had been obviously loved and cared for years earlier.
Lookout Lavender is located on the Lookout Mountain plateau in the New Salem area of Rising Fawn, Georgia. We are bordered by two creeks, the soil is well drained and the land contoured by previous generations. Geologically, we have been spared the curse of the red Georgia clay that can limit our plant selection.
After visiting other North Georgia lavender farms and attending a nationwide conference of lavender growers in early 2017, we decided to take the plunge, bought 400 plants and got to work plowing, amending our soil pH and planting our new babies.