Our 19-year-old son, Ben, is growing impatient. We’re in the parking lot of the Greensboro Science Center, loading a backpack to bring with us. He removes his favorite blanket from his lap and slides open the door of the minivan, signaling that he’s ready and we’re too slow.
7 Carolina lavender farms
Late May through June provides the best chance to see lavender blooming in the Carolinas. For farms with pick-your-own experiences, Dee recommends arriving early in the morning when it’s cool and the bees are less active, and bringing sharp pruning shears or scissors if the farm doesn’t provide them.