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2013 Place to Escape and Recharge

Carousel Farm Lavendar

Close your eyes, take a deep whiff of your favorite lavender-scented sachet, and multiply that smell by about a million. That’s what you get at this organic lavender farm in Bucks County, home to more than 15,000 plants. Visitors can take free self-guided strolls through the garden every Saturday from March through December, or guided tours ($10 per person) from June through September. Either way, the intoxicating scent of thousands of live lavender plants is guaranteed to help you find your Zen.

5966 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, PA 18902; 917-837-6903;