Lavender Farm Day Trip

      Chapel Hill NC

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      Jun 6, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 44
      Lavender Farm Day Trip
      Chapel Hill NC

      Patty
      • Email address verified
      • Facebook verified
      268 reviews

      Jun 6, 2023
      Group size: 30 - 44

      About this trip

      This is a "Day in Provence", North Carolina style as we enjoy a day trip to Lavender Oaks Farm in Chapel Hill.  A 2 1/2 hour bus trip on an early June day offers fields of lavender for cuttings from 9 varieties, browsing in the Lavender Boutique selling handmade lavender products, a "meet and greet" by the farm owner and your choice of a Lavender Box Lunch featuring Lavender based recipes, mai oui!  

      Following our visit to the farm, we enjoy another French inspired experience as we stop at the French Connection on the way home.  Located in the historic Thompson House in Pittsboro, this unique shop has been a shopping destination since the year 2000.  Offerings include French antiques, African Art, imported fabrics from France and West Africa and whimsical yard art from Mexico.  There will also be time to wander through a few other specialty shops and galleries in town.  You can end the day with a touch of Americana with a visit to the popular S&T Soda Shoppe!  


      Rain or Shine!

      If we are unable to cut in the fields due to rain, we can still enjoy the Boutique, lunch and learn about the farm operation, growing lavender and it's many uses from owner, Karen MacDonald in the dry Lavender Barn.  

      What’s included

      • Transportation
        Via a luxury coach
      • Farm admission
      • Lunch
        A choice of one of three box lunches comprised of lavender recipes
      • Snacks
        Water and snacks on the bus

      What’s not included

      • Cutting
        $15 to cut a bundle of 20

      Available Packages

      Trip Price
      $93

      Itinerary

      Lavender Farm Day Trip
      Lavender Oaks Farm

      8am - Morning departure from the Harris Teeter Waterford Village in Leland

      8:30am - Pick-up from the Porters Neck Walmart 

      Approx. 11:30am - Arrive at Lavender Oaks Farm.  One rest stop en route.  

      2pm - Depart Lavender Oaks for French Connection in Pittsboro

      4pm - Depart Pittsboro for Porters Neck and Leland

      Approx. 6:30pm - Arrive at Porters Neck and then Leland

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      Patty
      268 reviews
      I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

      Reviews

      KP
      Had a great bus ride . Patty was great. Very accommodating to our group on board . Snacks and drinks provided. Went into to show and got our tickets in the rain so we wouldn’t get wet. Bus driver outstanding. Smooth drive . A+++++ Would highly recommend…..thanks Patty for making our travel spectacular!!!
      By Kate P for QuiltCon2024 on Feb 26, 2024
      This is my third trip with Patty and each one has been wonderful. I definitely plan to go on future trips with her. Ruth Mount
      By Ruth M for QuiltCon2024 on Feb 25, 2024
      First of many trips with Patty. Loved the entire Biltmore day. Starting with a nice breakfast, Biltmore, fantastic dinner and the Gingerbread entrees!!! Patty knew her stuff and was very personable! Travel days were just that - how could you improve upon that? Thanks Patty
      By Jean Anne S for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 23, 2023
      This was my husband’s first bus trip stateside and I believed he really loved it! Being 6’3” I was worried he’d not be comfortable, but he was fine! The weather cooperated and we truly enjoyed ourselves the whole trip! We made a few friends as well. Patty was a very knowledgeable and generous host, and we look forward to seeing Biltmore again in the spring when it will be nicer to enjoy the gardens!
      By Polly D for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 22, 2023
      We had an awesome adventure. Patty had researched items that we would encounter at each and every stop, including rest stops. Absolutely awesome tour guide and our Driver Donnie was AWESOME as well. Went onboard to a bus that I didn't know anyone, and came home with a bus load of new friends. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Patty. The sooner the better. T James
      By Teresa J for Christmas at Biltmore on Dec 16, 2023
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