U-PICK: Lavender blooms in field tucked away in southern Illinois

Sunny summer days and the scent of lavender... a perfect combination

Just off Route 127 you’ll find the Heartland’s only u-pick lavender field.

Shawnee Hills Lavender is a product of a dream Charlotte Clover had after seeing the idea in a magazine article.

You’ll find Charlotte Clover’s vision tucked away in Cobden, where it now draws a large crowd.

Cut off a fresh lavender bundle each year during late May and early June.

This year’s season starts on Friday, June 1.

2018 SCHEDULE

  • Friday, June 1: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, June 15: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 16: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Charlotte says watch out though, you may fall in love with lavender too.

CLICK HERE for a closer look at how you can get your hands on this fresh scent.

And you may want to try this:

Lavender Lemonade: A soothing squeeze on the summer favorite