Country Roads Lead You to Lavender Fields

We've heard of fields of gold, but... fields of lavender? Yep: Inglewood Lavender in Arrington, Va., really is the perfect getaway in the Virginia countryside.

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We've heard of fields of gold, but... fields of lavender? Yep: Inglewood Lavender in Arrington, Va., really is the perfect getaway in the Virginia countryside. It may be quite a jaunt from being local, but it's worth it at least once a year. Ella (pictured) seconds that thought.
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Inglewood Lavender is located at 4638 Variety Mills Road in Arrington, Va.
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The lavender farm is spread out over 10 acres down a winding three-mile gravel road about an hour south of Charlottesville, Va.
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Ella the dog says that there is Nelson Lake close by, with plenty of camping sites if you want to stay overnight.
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The fields feature a variety of different lavender. Each bushel that you pick is $12.
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Inside the shop, you'll find many lavender-related items for purchase including oils, soaps and even recipes for cooking with lavender.
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Have you tried lavender-infused lemonade? That's always a must-taste at Inglewood.
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Lavender bath oils are a popular item
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The shop.
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Much of the items for purchase in the shop are all locally made and packaged.
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The fields attract many photographers during peak season, us included.
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Peak bloom is mid-May to mid-July.
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This is what a $12 bushel will buy you.
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The roaming sheep in the field love to scurry away from you, most likely frustrated that you are invading their prime grass feeding spots.
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In Italy this is how they feed sheep and keep the grass maintained to a low level.
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We're not sure if there's anything cuter than sheep cuddling under an oak tree.
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Yes, we photographed sheep grazing, butterflies fluttering, bees buzzing and a white puppy sitting under a tree swing. Perfection.
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The shop is open June 1 through mid-August seven days a week.
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Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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One happy camper, ahem, we mean lavender picker.
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The tree swing
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The fields are met with many other varieties of flowers.
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The country-chic shop.
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