June marks the bloom of lavender, which has enjoyed increasing popularity in recent years. As a result, there are more and more lavender farms popping up around the country. In an hour or less, you can travel to one of these four pick-your-own lavender fields and come home with a fragrant bundle.
Kevélyhegyi Lavender Field – Pilisborosjenő
The Kevélyhegyi Lavender Field in Pilisborosjenő is located at the base of the Nagy-Kevély mountain. Thanks to its size of three hectares, there’s no need to worry about over-crowding, which makes it a popular option. A visitor’s ticket costs 500 forints, and a harvest bag is 1,000-2,800. A separate dog area has also been created, so your four-legged friend can run and explore while you wander through the fields of purple.
Lázók Birtok – Tápiószecső
For the third year in a row now, visitors are invited to attend the lavender harvest at Lázók Birtok during the last weekend of June. The fields here are much more limited, so registration is required. Coordinators ask that interested parties send a message to the Szecsői Lavender Harvest Facebook page if they wish to attend, and that they keep a safe distance from other attendees this year.
Lavender Farm – Budakeszi
The harvest date for the Budakeszi Lavender Farm has been set for 20-21 June, but if not all the flowers are picked then, there may be another occasion the following weekend. Here, too, it is necessary to buy small or large harvesting bags on-site when picking lavender.
Emerald Farm – Daruszentmiklós
Smaragdfarm ('Emerald Farm') in Daruszentmiklós can be reached in just an hour by car from Budapest. A harvest bag costs 1,500 forints but anyone can enter the farm to walk around for free. On site, you can also buy handicrafts made of lavender, in addition to the flowers you pick, and treasure hunts are set up for kids, as well.