Isn’t this just beautiful??? This area of Michigan is close to where my editor lives and they swear the area, south of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (which is even MORE beautiful), is a must see before you die. It’s that breathtaking.
Plus, if you’ve ever dreamed of just getting lost in an endless, winding road of sweet-smelling flowers, you’ve got to visit.
PS Here in Florida, we have a Labrytnh just blocks from us in a pretty city park, but not as beautiful as the one in Michigan. Wow!
Giant Lavender Labyrinth
From the article:
“Cherry Point Farm and Market in Shelby, Michigan is home to a lot of fanciful (mostly edible) things, like cherries, pies, breads, jams, fudge, and even summer fish boils. The fruit and farm market has been in operation since 1961 and is currently run by the fourth generation of the founding family. As if a homegrown roadside cherry shop wasn’t meditative enough, in 2001, owner Barbara Bull started work on a lavender labyrinth, which is now a popular attraction that’s large enough to be seen on Google Earth.”
Barbara Bull enlisted the help of artist and architect Conrad Heiderer, to help her design “an asymmetrical flower maze with an herb garden at its center”. If you take a slow walk through, it takes about an hour to walk to the center.
French lavender peaks in the springtime and continues to bloom throughout the summer. After that it dries up and is collected at the end of the fall. There are other seasonal delights at the farm: apple, peach, and cherry trees—which are ready for harvest in the autumn—as well as black-eyed Susans and wild hollyhocks.
This lavender labyrinth is free and doesn’t require reservations. If you are in the area, do yourself a favor and drop by. I can almost smell the lavender if I close my eyes…
Source: Mental Floss