All about Lavender! What to expect from South Georgian Bay Lavender Farms
Exploring a lavender farm is a beautiful and fun summer experience that is suitable for all age groups. We are so fortunate in South Georgian Bay to have several lavender farms located here. Due to Covid-19 and the late spring frosts, not all farms will be opening to the public this year. However, both Purple Hill and Purple Hollow are family-run, lavender farms that have and will be opening their gates this season! These farms are a great staple to South Georgian Bay and we can’t wait to share what they have in store with you!
Purple Hill Lavender Farm is a small, family-run lavender farm located in the beautiful and quaint town of Creemore, Ontario, a hidden gem the family has called home for over 30 years. The dreams of becoming lavender farmers grew from their love of the plant itself, and a desire to build something from the (literal) ground-up that allowed them to spend their time outside, in the dirt, at their favourite place!
Due to COVID-19, tickets to visit the farm will be sold online in advance and will be required to enter. The farm will be open from 9am-4pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day. Your ticket gives you access to the fields; stay as long as you’d like. Tickets will be non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event of severe, inclement weather that may cause the farm to close, tickets will be re-issued for another day.
You may be wondering, what can I do there ? Well not only are they situated on 50 beautiful acres of rolling hills nestled on the Niagara Escarpment, but they also allow for you to walk up and down the breath-taking lavender rows and snap a pic for the gram, or maybe a whole photoshoot! Perhaps you’d rather take a stroll through the walking trails located on site, which include a 2.5KM loop that you’re welcome to walk/hike and enjoy the amazing view. Another fan favourite thing to do here is to pack a picnic, sit on the grass, and enjoy the fresh aroma of Lavender while you enjoy a packed a lunch. You can also plan this to be your destination for a romantic afternoon picnic and sip on your favourite drink while gazing off into the beautiful rolling hills of Creemore. Purple Hill does not offer food or drink service, however they encourage you to pack your own or venture off to the wonderful patios located in the village of Creemore, which is just a 5 minute drive away!
Purple Hill also has a gift shop on site where you can do in-store shopping and curbside pickup during farm business hours. They offer a variety of lavender infused and hand made products to choose from such as all-natural soy candles, artisan soap bars, bath bombs/bath salt, body butter/oil, sleep pillows and more!
The farm is currently open to the public on weekends (to a limited number of guests). They can’t wait for you to visit and enjoy the relaxing scent of lavender plants in bloom with the views of the Creemore hills that we in South Georgian Bay love so dearly.
Purple Hollow first came about in 2018 when the family purchased a property in rural Meaford. They had a blank slate and a big idea. As work quickly began on the farm, so did the trialing of flowers and drafting site plans in order to create an idyllic experience for future guests. They hope that their dedication to building a spa-like agricultural space will give visitors a delightful day surrounded by blooms, while also building connection and community for the people of Meaford.
Located in the beautiful Georgian Bay area, nestled in rolling hills, Purple Hollow farm is home to multiple cultivars of French and English lavenders, specialty cut blooms, and gorgeous sunflowers. As they continue to grow their operation, they ask for you to please follow along on Instagram for the latest updates. The farm will be open to the public as of August 2021, and they encourage guests to check out their online shop for their latest products. Some of their products include a variety of lavender infused soaps, eye pillows, aromatherapy sachets, as well as several different gift sets. They also offer seasonal bouquet arrangements, which they ask that you pre order via email.
Purple Hollow can’t wait to open their doors in August and they are so very excited to see you!