10 Best Lavender Farms in Ontario for a Scenic Picnic

Charcuterie board, lavender and two wine glasses on a picnic table
Purple Hill Lavender

Pack your picnic baskets and take a drive to a beautiful lavender field or farm this summer! Lavender fields have all the take lately because they are stunning spots that are perfect for a summer picnic. What’s more beautiful than having a meal while admiring a scenic view.

We’ve rounded up fields and farms where you can bring your own food to set up a picnic or indulge in the tasty pre-made offers these spots have. Read on for the best picnic spots in Ontario with some that are just a day trip from Toronto.

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Picnic table set up in lavender field

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Purple Hill Lavender Farm

Address: 7484 6/7 Sideroad Nottawasaga, Creemore, ON

Purple Hill Lavender Farm is a family-run lavender farm that has vast rolling hills of gorgeous lavenders located in the town of Creemore. The farm offers an Instagram-worthy luxury picnic that includes a set-up that includes pillows, candles and more. Enjoy a delicious charcuterie box made by a local restaurant that includes a variety of cheese, meats and fresh veggies.

Chair in the middle of lavender field

Avalon Lavender Farm

Avalon Lavender Farm

Address: 347036 Mono Centre Rd., Mono, ON

A country escape just outside the city, Avalon Lavender Farm has plenty of activities including cutting your own lavender. On Saturdays this year, they’re offering a High Tea Lavender Garden Picnic curated by Piano Piano restaurant. Looking to do your own picnic? There are lots of picnic tables available and room to bring your own blankets and nibbles.

Lavender picnic set up in lavender fields

Lavender Polo farm

Lavender Polo Farm

Address: 20132 McCowan Rd., East Gwillimbury, ON

Lavender Polo Farm is a family business that spreads across around 155 acres just 40 minutes north of downtown Toronto making it the largest lavender farm in Ontario. Bring your own basket full of delicious bites and goodies and a blanket for a nice picnic in the fields, or opt for a VIP picnic bundle that includes lavender lemonade, a jug of water on a two-seater picnic table with a tablecloth, a mirror and two glasses however, you do need to bring your own food and seating blankets. Looking for some inspiration? Try your hand at this Buttery Bombay Sandwich.

Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery

Address: 410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford, Ontario

Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery is one of the best spots to go for a picnic this summer. With different picnic packages available, they’ll set up a picnic at one of their many beautiful locations like the gazebo, deck, pond or among the lavender plants. If you plan on bringing your own food, an Outside Food Picnic Pass is needed for purchase to enjoy an adorable picnic anywhere on the property. 

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2 red muskoka chairs facing the lavender field at sunset

Apple Hill Lavender

Apple Hill Lavender

Address: 1795 Windham Rd. 11, Windham Centre, Ontario

Named one of “Norfolk’s Amazing Places”, Apple Hill Lavender is a century-old family farm featuring rolling hills of luscious lavender fields amidst the third-generation apple orchard. You can bring your own picnic lunch or try some snacks and ice cream from their Bakehouse and dine under the gorgeous old apple trees on the farm.

House in lavender fields

Sparta Lavender Farm

Sparta Lavender Farm

Address: 47589 Sparta Line, Aylmer, ON

Located in the small and historic village of Sparta, Sparta Lavender Farm is owned by a couple who originally fell in love with the exquisite gardens and fragrant lavender plants. No reservation is needed to visit the farm but reservations are highly encouraged if you want to have a picnic within the scenic fields. 

Lavender field with picnic table on the side

Essentially Lavender

Essentially Lavender

Address: 1379 Concession 10, Formosa, ON

Essentially Lavender has many events taking place this season where you can enjoy a culinary experience like no other. Purchase a ticket to enjoy a picnic with a fixed menu — which includes grilled vegetables, salad, sandwiches and dessert, or pizza night in the amazing lavender fields. There’s nothing better than that!


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South Bay Fields

Address: SR, 7527 36/37 Nottawasaga, Collingwood, ON

This 18-acre farm boasts thousands of lavender plants, sunflowers, wildflowers and free-range chickens. Grab your blanket, bring some food and bask in the plenty of spacious green areas South Bay Fields have. Although they don’t have food available for purchase on-site, if you’re just looking to wind down and have a picnic with your own food, this is the place to be.

Two females having a picnic

Hereward Farms

Hereward Farms

Address: 141051 Side Rd. 15, East Garafraxa, ON

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax among gorgeous-smelling lavender plants and over 200,000 sunflowers. Just 20 minutes outside of Orangeville, you can picnic at Hereward Farms. Their Sip, Savour and Stroll event includes an on field ticket, a beverage ticket and a gourmet charcuterie box — perfect for a picnic. 

Yellow Muskoka chair and purple Muskoka chair in between lavender field

Kelso Lavender

Kelso Lavender

Address: 8649 Appleby Line, Milton, ON

Guests going to Kelso Lavender can enjoy light snacks and small meals while sitting among rolling hills of beautiful lavender. There is some seating and tables available but they strongly suggest that you book a reservation and time slot online to ensure you get to enjoy your experience and farm fully.