Fall is the time of year when pumpkin patches pop up and corn mazes open across the country. A farm in Michigan has a unique take on the fall favorite with its incredible lavender maze.
In 2001, maze owner Barbara Bull started work on the meditative labyrinth with the help of artist and architect Conrad Heiderer. Bull is also the owner of Cherry Point Farm and Market in Shelby, Mich., where the lavender maze is located.
Bull designed the asymmetrical maze and put an herb garden in the center. A leisurely walk to the center takes about an hour.
The lavender maze peaks in the springtime and continues to bloom throughout the summer. Once it dries up at the end of fall, the lavender is collected for future use. Throughout the maze, visitors can also find apple, peach and cherry trees, along with other plants that are native to the area, such as black-eyed Susans and wild hollyhocks.
The lavender maze is free and visitors are welcome to drop by and take a stroll anytime. What a nice, therapeutic change from the fall norm!