More To The Story: Lavender Farm

The Lavender Farm has just opened for visitors in Rising Fawn

RISING FAWN, Georgia (WDEF) – For this story, we’re traveling a little dusty road. Over the babbling creek. Up the hill. A unique experience awaits.

You are about to enter a world of lavender. “Lookout Lavender” to be exact. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Bill and Alice Marrin.

This is Bill! And this is Alice. After living in Atlanta and following retirement, they bought this 55 acre piece of property in Rising Fawn several years ago.

But they didn’t know what to do with it. And then it came to them. Plant lavender. LOTS of lavender.

“It was a real discovery for me. My wife always enjoyed lavender. And the bloom is quite spectacular!”

“We’ve gotten help doing this, but there are some 11-hundred plants. You dig, you add water, you add rock and then you put the plant in there.”

So they planted lavender. Which blooms this time of the year, every June, but for only 2 to 3 weeks.

For the past five years, the Marrins have opened their farm to all comers. You can walk around and do whatever you want for five bucks. Or you can pick the lavender for 7 bucks. Or you can even buy just about every lavender product one can think of.

For Bill and Alice, this venture is all about giving people a calmness and a stress free environment. As well as building relationships.

“Our top goal is to make this an experience others can enjoy. Help folks find peace and relaxation from all of the craziness in the world.”

“I think what I like the most is the people. And the difference we’ve made in their lives. It’s very meaningful.”

Last year, the Marrin’s welcomed some two-thousand customers to their farm.

Better hurry though…..the Lookout Lavender Farm closes on June 25th, which just happens to be Bill and Alice’s 39th wedding anniversary.

From Rising Fawn, Dave Staley, News 12 Now

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