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Are you interested in visiting a lavender farm near Toronto?
Good, then keep on reading.
Since I, like a lot of other people, am spending a lot of time at home right now, I’ve been thinking a lot about future plans.
It’s almost summertime, which means travelling season.
Travelling internationally sounds great but it’s not always an option.
However, it doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home.
If you’re sick of being in the city all the time, you can always go on a day trip.
Going on a day trip is perfect because you can still have fun.
And it’s a different kind of scenery compared to what you’re used to.
If you live near Toronto and are thinking about a quick getaway, I have a place in mind for you.
It’s called Terre Bleu Lavender Farm and it is located in Milton, ON.
Visiting Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
There’s something so aesthetically pleasing about seeing flowers in their natural habitat.
A fun fact about me: when I was younger, I didn’t understand why people like to visit parks and gardens.
There’s nothing to eat and buy there. How long can I stare at nature?
There are also tons of bugs everywhere.
A bee stung me as a child so I was always afraid of another repeat.
But as I get older, I understand why people appreciate nature.
My friend came back to town for a few days. She asked me what we should do together.
So I said we should find a flower farm nearby Toronto. We’ll be able to see a sea of pretty colours across the field.
The timing coincided with the lavender blooming season so that’s how we found Terre Bleu.
The Terre Bleu lavender farm is usually open all summer but their peak season is July/August.
If you go around then, expect to pay for expensive tickets.
(Peak season means that the flowers are supposed to be blooming around that time. I wanted to go at a time when we could see the colour purple all across the farm. For that reason alone, I was willing to pay more.
We went on July 6th, the first day of high season.
Lavender Tour Option Available
There are one-hour guided tours.
If you’re interested in learning more about the different types of lavender, feel free to join! I can’t comment since my friends and I opted out.
We honestly weren’t that interested in hearing what the tour guide had to say.
We would rather roam around ourselves, take pictures, and enjoy the moment.
Multiple Attractions at the Lavender Farm
There were several attractions.
There was a distillery where you can choose to get non-alcoholic drinks. Apparently, in previous years, Terre Bleu did sell alcoholic drinks but not this time around.
There was also a food stall to get organic lavender ice cream and/or lemonade.
Looking at lavender sounds cool but I wasn’t sure about the taste of lavenders so it was a no-go for me.
But hey, ice cream and lemonade are the perfect way to cool down on a summer day.
If you’re a bit of a picky eater like me, I would go to Terre Bleu with some friends. Try some of theirs if they buy their own. That way, I don’t have to worry about wasting food if I don’t like it.
There was also a cute gift store beside the food stall.
They had a lot of things to buy from shampoos to macarons.
I was tempted to buy a little souvenir for myself but I’ve been trying to save money. I want to make sure I only spent money on things I love. There wasn’t anything I liked enough to purchase.
There’s also something you can easily miss.
On one side, there is the field of lavenders and then there’s this other side.
When you pass the forest, there is a door that has a quote on top that says ‘walk through the door, your worries behind you, your joys ahead.’
The picture below is literally what you will see in person. It’s not that special but my friends and I witnessed a proposal. My first time seeing one ever so that was nice.
It was a bit awkward though because there was a line of people waiting to take a picture with that door but the girl said yes. Isn’t that all that matters?
How Long Should You Stay For?
The whole visit didn’t take long.
We stayed for about one hour and decided we had enough. That would probably be the time you need to take a look around if you’re like us.
If you are planning to join the guided tour, it might take more time since the tour alone takes one hour.
My friends and I enjoyed our visit. But I have to admit I was a little disappointed.
When you’re browsing pictures of Terre Bleu Lavender Farm, you see how purple the fields are.
In real life, you could barely see the purple. The lavender wasn’t blooming yet.
The staff said due to rough weather, the lavender was blooming later than usual.
We should have waited a couple of more weeks before vising Terre Bleu instead of going on the first day of high season.
However, my friend was only in Toronto for a couple of days so the dates weren’t as flexible.
Tips for Visiting Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
Check the weather before buying your tickets.
You can’t exactly predict the weather conditions but it’s better to check to make sure that day isn’t raining.
Thankfully, it didn’t rain when we went even though it was supposed to.
We would have had a different experience then and I wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much.
Can you imagine carrying an umbrella around while walking around the lavender farm?
Also, check the peak season dates.
If you’re planning to go to Terre Bleu anyways, you might as well wait for a time when the flowers are blooming. It would be the prettiest time.
The farm opened at 11 am and we arrived at 11:15 am.
If you want to escape crowds, I recommend going around the same time we did.
It’s harder to take picture pictures of the background for Instagram when there are a lot of people in the background.
I’m sure some of you can relate.
Who Should Go to Terre Bleu?
I would recommend coming here to those who…
- Love looking at flowers
- Want to take pictures for social media
- Want a day trip away from the city
- Have a girl’s day
The drive to Terre Bleu also means having some time to bond with your friends and catch up on life.
Would I Visit Terre Bleu Again?
All in all, I would go again.
Maybe in a few years. It was a nice day trip outside of Toronto but there are other places I want to visit before coming back.
Hopefully, the next time I visit, I can see the sea of purple I wanted to. I would also wait until mid to late July to visit.
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P.S. Hungry after visiting Terre Bleu? My friends and I ate at Fishman Lobster Clubhouse and it was absolutely delicious!