While the poppies were missing this year and the wildflowers didn't stick around very long, the blooms have not forsaken Los Angeles—the lavender fields are just about to burst into full bloom! I took my kids on a trip to 123 Farm just as the lavender was in the beginning stages of blossoming, and it's promising to be a bountiful and beautiful summer. 123 Farm is the largest organic lavender farm in California, growing over 90 varieties of lavender; on a visit to the farm you can see, taste, and discover all things lavender. (You can also meet a few adorable farm animals.) While the lavender is not to be picked, it is most certainly to be posed in, so come with a camera in hand because these fields are family photo and Instagram-worthy.
Amanda is a homeschool mama to three kiddos, a professional educator, and a doula. She loves travel, camping, the arts, and discovering the endless supply of Los Angeles adventuring opportunities that her city unfailingly provides!
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