Summer brings warm sunny days and lavender blooms!
Spend a summer’s day outdoors, delighting in the calming showering fragrances and taking in the serenity of the purple hued landscape. Do not forget to shop for lavender goodies!
There are quite a few farms that you can visit, within an hour from Toronto, Hamilton or London!
**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will have to get timed tickets at most farms. Some of the activities mentioned may not be available due to COVID-19 health restrictions.**
Though native to the Mediterranean, there are many varieties of lavender, with English lavenders and their hybrids cold hardy to Zone 5. Lavender is grown and used for its medicinal and healing effects, unique fragrance, skin products and its ability to enhance the flavour of food. The word lavender comes from a Latin word lavare which means “to wash”. Some of its medicinal benefits include stress reduction, insomnia, bug repellant and respiratory disorders.
So hit the road to enjoy a calming, meditative walks amongst these purple flowers. Visit lavender farms from June to August, with July being the best! You can visit select farm stores year round for lavender products. Few places also celebrate the lushness of blooms in July with a Lavender festival.
Do yoga, propose, get married, or stay at some these farms, though not necessarily in this order!
Laveanne Lavender Fields
Located in Campbellcroft, Laveanne is a wonderful day trip destination from Toronto. Enjoy meditative walk in the nine circuit, modified Neo- Medieval lavender labyrinth, which measures over 30 meters in diameter. In addition to exploring the farm, yoga exercises are also available early in the morning in the lavender farms. A selection of gourmet lavender inspired foods ready to tempt your palate is also available in the gift shop. Website
8667 Gilmour Road, Campbellcroft – Port Hope
Ph: (705) 201-1545
Niagara Essential Oils & BlendNiagara essential oils & blend is a boutique farm full of natural products made in Niagara-On-The-Lake and is Niagara’s only commercial lavender grower and essential oils producer. Go on guided tours of the grounds and the distillery.Website
758 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-On-The-Lake
Ph: (905) 682-0171
Lavender-Blu is a small family business comprised of a hobby farm, a lavender garden and a lavender artisan studio that creates unique hand-made artisan products. Website
2375 Bank Rd, Seagrave
Ph: 905- 922- 6983
Weir’s Lane Lavender and Apiary
Located in West Flamborough (Dundas), just west of Toronto, this lavender farm has more than 500 plants, 200 hazelnut trees and maintains several beehives. At least 10 varieties of lavender are cultivated on the farm. Website
223 Weir’s Lane, Dundas
Apple Hill Lavender
Located in Norfolk County, just north of Simcoe, Apple Hill Lavender is found on a historic century-old farm which features lavender fields set amidst a third-generation apple orchard. Apple Hill Lavender is open to the public from May through December, Wednesday to Sunday, and by appointment from January to April. Website
1795 Windham Road 11, Windham Centre
Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and WineryLocated in Norfolk county north of the lakeside community of Port Dover, this gem of a farm is worth a day trip not just for lavender and related products – Bonnieheath is an estate winery producing wines from grapes with an additional 2 lavender infused wines and a hard apple cider. They also hold a Lavender Festival during July. Website
410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford
Casa Rausticana Bed & Breakfast
What about a weekend getaway to a lavender farm? Stay at this more than a century old house, surrounded by six acres of land with various gardens that grace the fields with their fragrance and beauty.
788190 Grey Road 13, RR# 1 Clarksburg
Ph: 519 599 7978
Christel Lake Lavender
Located in Greater Toronto Area near Port Perry, Christel Lake Lavender is within an hour drive for those staying East of Toronto( in Scarborough). The serenity of the lavender farm rambling along the spring fed lake, makes for great wedding venue. Take kids with you on your trip as there is a swing, trampoline and a 50-foot play set onsite. Farm usually reopens in during Victoria day weekend for the summer season. Open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (and holiday Mondays) until Labour day weekend.
1381 Scugog Line 12, Greenbank
Flowers to FragranceThis family owned and operated essential oil farm set in Wellington county (an hour from Kitchener/Guelph) grows a variety of lavender grown with other medicinal and aromatic plants which are used in their products. Guided field tours are offered in the first two weeks of July from Tuesday to Saturday 11-2p.m Website
6275 Highway 89 RR#3, Clifford
Ph: +1 (519) 261-0121
The Lavender Farm
Several lavender varieties are grown at this farm in Brant that began cultivating lavender plants in 2011. You can also get married here. Website
769 Drumbo Rd, RR#3, Ayr (769 Drumbo Rd., Brant)
Ph: 519 632 7368
Steed & Company Lavender
Located just outside of the historical village of Sparta in Elgin County, this lavender farm is part of a 45-acre horse farm that is located at the edge of Carolinian forest on the steep valley slopes. The farm grows a variety of English lavender plants crafting several products which include culinary lavender, lavender body butter, lavender bug balm and lavender deodorant. Website
47589 Sparta Line, Central Elgin
Ph :(519) 494-5525
Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
Terre Bleu is Ontario’s largest lavender farm and National Award winning garden destination located in Milton. Join Terre Bleu at their tranquil lavender fields for a truly unique yoga experience – offered every Saturday and Sunday in the summer months. The farm also holds a Lavender Festival in July. Other things to do in addition to guided garden tours include (not limited to) exploring outdoor artworks and hiking the Grand River Conservation Area.
During normal times, the farm is open to the public every day from early June through to the end of August including Holidays. Admission ranges from $7 to $25. Yoga classes are also offered usually on the field are offered on Saturdays and Sundays in June, July, August (and some holiday Mondays).
2501 25th Sideroad, Milton
Ph: (519) 512-0522
Terra LavandaLocated in the heart of Ontario’s wine countryside, the Niagara Falls, this family owned farm grows lavender plants organically and produces aromatic products while conserving the environment. Relax in their gazebo and enjoy the burst of purple! Call before visiting. Website
2873 Dutch Lane, Vineland, Lincoln
Ph: 905 464-4304
Lavender Hives is a lavender and bee keeping farm located on the shores of Lake Huron in South West Ontario. Enjoy a mediative walk through the lavender labyrinth and shop for lavender and honey based products. The farm is also available for weddings! Details
Goosemarch Line, Lambton Shores, Grand Bend
Ph: (226) 926-2820
Prince Edward County Lavender
Take a leisurely stroll around the farm to enjoy the lavender and herbs, the knot garden, and flower beds at the lavender farm located in the glorious Prince Edward County. Visit the farm during the peak flowering period from late June throughout July, for the definitive lavender experience. A lavender festival is also held in July. Website
732 Closson Rd, Hillier