Visiting a Lilac Farm

Visiting a Lilac Farm

My favorite flower ever is the lilac. I remember my grandmother giving me lilac bunches from her yard and stuffing my face in them the whole ride home, intoxicated by the scent. Whenever I see them in the wild or in a shop, I have to literally stop and smell the lilacs. So when I discovered that there is a whole farm of lilacs in Southern California, I had to pay a visit.

Kilcoyne Lilac Farm is located in the town of Acton, California, in the Antelope Valley, just 50 miles from Los Angeles; Makes for the perfect day trip. They sell potted plants and cut flowers, and allow visitors to roam the farm and enjoy the rows and rows of growing lilacs.

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The dark purple bunches are Monge Lilac, popular with floral designers.

The light purple bunches are Common Lilac, known for their strong fragrance.

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“When I would sell at the corner, people would get so excited about them, usually relating them to a special person, place or time in their lives. I wasn't just selling them flowers. I was reminding them of a happy memory.” - Elizabeth, Kilcoyne Lilac Farm

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Don’t forget to stop and smell the lilacs!

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