Start your day at beautiful Inglewood Lavender Farm - one of Nelson's newest destinations! Stroll through the fragrant lavender fields and browse through our lavender shop for all natural lavender products and carefully curated lavender themed gifts. Bring your camera for an abundance of photo opportunities such as our flock of white Dorset sheep dotting the rolling hills accompanied by their guardian dogs, our two Tenessee Walking horses, and, of course, the lavender itself! Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a peaceful, al fresco meal at one of our tables. Admission is free, but check our website for seasonal hours of operation. www.inglewoodlavender.com
Only ten minutes away via a scenic drive partly along Ruckers Run, head on over to Oak Ridge Estate, Nelson County's premier historic property. Admission and tours are for groups of ten or more and require advanced booking. Visitors will see selected rooms in the Mansion as well as certain Grounds features. The toured areas of the Mansion consist of the Reception Room, Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room and Breakfast Room. Each room is furnished and displays period documents, artwork, and photographs. The Grounds include the Formal Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Greenhouse, storage Tower, Pergola, Cut Flower Garden, Cottage, Ryan Mausoleum, Swan Lake Pond, and Estate Railroad Station. Other parts of the Grounds and outbuildings will be opened as they are restored. Oak Ridge Tour Rates (subject to change): $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65+, $5 children ages 8 - 18, no charge under 8. See www.oakridgeestate.com/pages/visitorinfo.htm for more information and to book your reservation today!