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Visiting the Farm

We are now closed for the 2022 season

Things To Do

  • Wander through 5,000 lavender plants of 8 different varieties spread across 3 unique planting arrangements.

  • Take a break on our garden bench swings situated in the middle of 1000+ blooming English lavender.

  • Relax in our Muskoka chairs situated throughout the lavender fields.

  • Take a stroll through our winding relaxation path which guides you through our many sunflowers* and wildflower field containing over 27 different wildflower species.

  • Take as many photos as you would like (don't forget to tag @southbayfields). Professional photographers, please see our Photography page for arranging private client shoots.

  • Visit our open air shop (yes, that is a fancy way of saying tent) with all of our lavender goodies available for purchase.  In addition to our products, you can also purchase fresh lavender and sunflower bundles harvested the morning of your visit.

  • Learn about growing, harvesting and distilling lavender from one of our friendly staff.

  • Enjoy the local wildlife (okay, its just the chickens) as they live their happiest free-range lives all over our property.

*Sunflowers have a limited bloom and may not be in bloom during your visit.​

Rates And Dates

  • There is a $5.00 fee for everyone over the age of 12.  This nominal fee helps us maintain this beautiful farm as well as helps us give back to our community.  5% of our ticket sale profits are donated to a local charity.

  • Bookings must be made in advance through our online shop.  

  • We are open Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Important Details About Your Visit

  • We have onsite grass parking, so please enter the driveway and follow the parking signs on arrival to find an available space. Parking on the road is not permitted.

  • The speed limit on our road is 50 km/h; please respect this for the safety of our kids and neighbours.

  • Strollers, wagons and mobility devices are welcome. Please keep in mind that this is a working farm, so passengers in these devices may be in for a bumpy ride!

  • We have a portable washroom onsite.

  • We do not have food to purchase onsite, however there are some fantastic restaurants nearby.

  • Bees love lavender, and we love bees! Our bees are here for the lavender, not for you. Please be mindful of them and in return they should be mindful of you. If you are allergic, please bring your own medication as we do not have any onsite.

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their respectful owners.  We ask that you pick up after your pets and keep them leased and in control at all times ( you never know when one of those free range chickens will pop up and tempt your pup!)

  • There is no smoking on the farm property.

FAQs

How long should we plan to stay?

​A typical stay is about 1 - 1.5 hours​

Are dogs allowed?

Yes. Well behaved dogs are welcome to accompany their respectful owners.  We ask that you pick up after your pets and keep them leased and in control at all times ( you never know when one of those free range chickens will pop up and tempt your pup!)

Can I pick my own lavender?

Unfortunately not this year.  We hope to be a pick your own lavender farm in the future, however for the 2022 year, one of our friendly staff will do the harvest for you and you can purchase the freshly harvested lavender from our open air farm shop.

Do you have washrooms onsite?

Yes! Our washroom facility (ahem...a porta-potty) is located onsite, near our parking area.

 

Do you have food onsite?

No, we don't have food for sale on the farm.  We are conveniently located moments away from these amazing restaurants:​

The Dornoch (1.5 minutes away)

Can I bring food and have a picnic?

We don't have picnic tables or a specific picnic area, however you are welcome to bring in food and a blanket as there is lots of green space.  Caution: We do have free-range chickens...if they discover your picnic, they will invite themselves over!

Is Parking free?

Parking is free!  Please follow the signs on arrival​.

When do I visit to see the sunflowers in bloom?

Mother nature certainly keeps us on our toes and as such we can't predict the EXACT date of the sunflower bloom.  However, we typically see the sunflowers start to pop around mid-July and last through to the end of July.

What else is there to do in the area?

You are in luck! Collingwood has so many amazing things to do to make your trip a full day's event.  Here are some of our favourites for the summertime:

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