This is a post that is long over due. Last summer, my mom and I went on a daytrip to Terre Bleu lavender farm in Campbellville, (Milton area) Ontario. I actually first learned about this place at a Facebook conference where the owner was one of the guest speakers. (For curious minds, his topic was his success with Facebook Advertising’s options for small businesses.) Ever since I saw the photos of the lavender farm I was dying to go – and lavender is my mom’s favourite, so it was a no-brainer to take the trip with her.
Located about an hour and a half away from Durham Region, or about an hour from Toronto, Terre Bleu really is a little slice of heaven. Lavender farms are hard enough to find in Ontario, and they grow 5 different types of lavender on the farm! Another fun fact is that they have only been open to the public for three years, and it’s still always busy, no matter what day of the week it is.
You can wander around the entire farm on a self-guided tour, or you can also go on a guided tour! Sights to see aside from the lavender fields include the lavender distillery, the honey bees, horses and the gift shop.
They have a wide range of special events too, including Yoga, concerts and massages in the fields, demonstrations, art exhibitions, equestrian events, creative retreats and more. While the majority of their events do take place in the Spring/Summer as they are only opened seasonally, there are also occasionally events during the off season, such as the Christmas Pop-Up Shop. I found that a great way to stay up to date on events is to subscribe to their events on Facebook, because it’s not exactly something that you would think to look into during the off-season.
If you’re sitting here thinking walking around a lavender farm isn’t your thing, I promise there is much more to do and enjoy than that.
For my fellow foodies, Terre Bleu offers a wide range of lavender infused gourmet products that you can purchase to enjoy while you’re there, or take home. I’m talking about lavender ice cream, lemonade, honey (made from their very own honey bees!), french macarons, truffles, syrup, jams and more.
You can also grab a wide variety of bath & body, home and miscellaneous lavender products; my personal favourite was the lavender bath bomb. (What can I say, I love a good bath bomb!) Another one I really loved was the Terre Bleu teddy bear (photo above) – this little cuddly guy actually comes with a sack of dried lavender that you can place inside. In aromatherapy, lavender is commonly used to aid stress and anxiety as it has a calming effect; the idea behind the teddy is that it’s snuggles can help provide some relief.
Some other items include body lotion, soap, aromatherapy items, lavender oil, plants, displays and wreaths, just to name a few.
Keep in mind that because Terre Bleu is only open seasonally, there’s only a little while longer to visit it this season! I’m hoping to make another trip before the end of the season myself.
Have you ever been to a lavender farm before? Let me know what one if so. If not, it’s definitely a must-do!
Friday – Monday, 11am to 4pm, June to September
2501 25 Side Rd, Milton, ON