Last updated on April 23rd, 2022 at 10:16 am
Are you interested in visiting a lavender farm? Good, then this post is suitable for those who live near Toronto.
Since I, like a lot of other people, am spending a lot of time at home right now, I’ve been thinking a lot and one of those topics is travelling.
Raise your hand if you miss travelling? I certainly do. Hopefully, things will start to look up in the summer.
Sometimes you’re sick of being in the city all the time and you need a day trip. I would like to travel internationally more but since that costs a lot of $$$, a day trip it is!
Going to the outskirts of Toronto is great because it’s a way of changing your environment. For those who are thinking about where to go for 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.
As I was organizing my files, I came across these pictures and they inspired me to write a post about my day trip to a lavender farm in the summer of 2019.
When I Learned to Appreciate Nature
I learned to appreciate nature more that year. Before, I used to scoff at those who want to visit parks and gardens. I didn’t understand why people would voluntarily choose to go to these places.
There’s nothing to eat and buy. How long can I stare at nature? Also, I’m terrified of bugs and going to flower farms means my chance of being bitten/stung is quite high.
Another fun fact about me: a bee stung me as a child so I was always afraid of another repeat.
However, now that I think about it, there’s something so aesthetically pleasing about seeing flowers in their natural habitat.
I wanted to find a flower farm nearby Toronto to see the pretty colours all across the field. It was perfect timing considering my friend came back to town for a few days.
The lavender farm is usually open all summer but their peak season is July/August. Peak season = more expensive tickets. We went on July 6th, 2019, the first day of high season.
Since I wanted to see the colour purple all across the farm, I was willing to pay more to go see the farm during high season (I don’t remember exactly how much).
Lavender Tour Option Available
I also wanted to take pretty pics so that I can look back on that day in the future and post on Instagram. The farm opens at 11 am and we arrived at 11:15 am.
I would recommend going at the same time as we did. It’s the perfect time to escape crowds. I like taking pictures without a lot of people in the background. I’m sure a lot of you do too.
There are also 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 in 2019.
There was also a food stall to get organic lavender ice cream and/or lemonade. My friends shared a lemonade and lavender ice cream.
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 and then try some when they buy their own. That way, I don’t have to worry about wasting food if I don’t like it.
There was a cute gift store beside the food stall. They had a lot of things to buy from shampoo to macarons. I was tempted to buy a little souvenir for myself but I’ve been trying to save money so I wanted to make sure I only spent money on things I loved. 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. So isn’t that all that matters?
How Long Did We Stay?
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. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed.
I had high expectations before going because I saw pictures online and imagine I would be looking into a sea of purple.
However, when we arrived, the lavenders barely bloomed.
The staff said due to rough weather, the lavender was blooming later than usual.
We went on the first day of high season but we should have waited for a couple of weeks before going but my friend was in town so that’s why we went.
Who Should Go to Terre Bleu?
I would recommend coming here for those who love looking at flowers, want to take pictures for social media, want a day trip away from the city, or just 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.
Check the weather before buying your tickets. I know that you can’t 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? So not ideal.
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.
Would I Visit Terre Bleu Again?
All in all, I would go again. Maybe in a few years but I would wait until mid to late July to visit so that by then, hopefully, I can see the sea of purple I wanted to.
It was a nice day trip outside of Toronto but there are other places I want to visit before coming back. I love summers in Toronto. They’re the best.
P.S. Hungry after visiting Terre Bleu? My friends and I ate at Fishman Lobster Clubhouse and it’s absolutely delicious!