1018 Bus Trip to Blooming Hill Lavender Farm: Guided Tour and Full Traditional Tea
Friday, 10:15–3:30, June 15
Coordinator: Bob Coffin
Tour limit: 30
Experience a version of “lavender fields forever” as you meander about the 1,000+ lavender plants in 98 varieties. Bathe in the air redolent with their scent. Lavender loves loose rocky lime-laden soil—Blooming Hill in Purcellville provides that environment. Be pampered with a full traditional tea, replete with three savory tea sandwiches, three sweet tea sandwiches, a scone with toppings, lavender ice cream, meringue kisses, and endless pots of hot or iced tea, lemonade, or iced water. Follow that with a guided tour of the gardens in full season. Then wander about the gift shop stocked with teas, potpourris, balms, prints, garden décor, plants—and all things herbal. A fee of $62, covering full traditional tea, lecture and tour, bus, and driver gratuity, is payable to OLLI at time of registration. The bus will leave promptly at 10:30 from Fair Oaks Mall Parking Lot 57, just outside the circular loop in front of ManTech Corporation. Please be on the bus no later than 10:15. Estimated time of return is 3:30. Registration for this event is on a first-come, first-served basis.