This 2-day lavender festival near Toronto has wildflower fields and a waterside maze

A fragrant festival is happening near Toronto this summer, and you can spend the day getting lost in the lavender fields. The Giving Place, a lavender and honey farm in Mount Albert, is hosting a two-day festival dedicated to this fragrant purple flower.

The Lavender Festival takes place on July 9 and 10 and you can enjoy a range of activities. Visitors can expect to partake in yoga, meditation, tarot card reading, henna, drumming, and more. There will also be vendors on hand to shop.

Wildflowers at The Giving Place.Courtesy of The Giving Place

In addition to the activities, the festival will offer tons of salivate-worthy treats. You can bite into cookies, candy apples, and macaroons, as well as lavender treats like lemon lavender bars, lavender cookies, and lavender scones.

This year, the farm added a High Tea experience for two to the event. High Tea is $80 and must be reserved in advance as tables are limited.

High Tea at The Giving Place.High Tea at The Giving Place.Courtesy of The Giving Place

The property itself is a stunning place to explore. You can visit a field of wildflowers bursting with color, shop at the boutique, and relax in a heart-shaped maze overlooking a pond.

The farm is also home to around 30 rescue bunnies who like to roam the area. You can see these furry creatures from the “rabbit lounge area”, where you can also watch goats, sheep, ducks, chickens and pigs.

There are several more beautiful lavender farms to check out this summer, including a new one that just opened near Toronto. Lavender Festival tickets are available online for $10 per person.

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Labyrinth overlooking a pond.

Courtesy of The Giving Place

Price: $10 entry

When: July 9 and 10, 2022

Address: 19618 E. Townline, Mount Albert, ON

Why you need to go: This lavender festival has tons of activities and a scenic farm to explore.


Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your adventure.

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