FAQs

When are you open for the season?

Our gates are open to the public from early June through to the end of August. We are open everyday including Holidays from 11am- 4pm daily. Please keep in mind that schedules and hours may vary depending on the weather and special events taking place at the farm. 

When is the best time to come?

Terre Bleu is a beautiful working farm to come and visit with or without bloom. When open we offer educational tours and information about how lavender is grown, maintained and harvested in Ontario and how we make our many specialtly products from this fragrant plant. We have nine different varieties of lavender in our fields, all of which bloom at different times during the summer season, which creates colour in the fields from June through to August. The Angustifolia or “English” varieties begin blooming late June, while Grosso  and Phenomenal or “French Lavenders” begins to show colour in late July. July and August are typically the best times to see blooming, although this will vary depending on temperatures and weather patterns for the summer season.  Also it is important to note that lavender is typically grown in far more temperate climates than Ontario. Unforunately for us our plants are frequently damaged or even killed during our cold harsh winters which can severely reduce their size and extent of actual blooming.

What is the admission fee?

Weekends

Adults - $13.27+HST *      Children Under 2 - Free

Weekdays

Adults - $10 +HST *      Children Under 2 - Free

and 4.50$ +HST for entry after bloom season.  Entry to the farm store only, is free when we are open, except during special events

* Please note a higher entry fee may be charged during special events at Terre Bleu

Entry to the farm store is free, except during special events

We accept cash and credit cards.

Do you accept Credit Cards and debit ?

We accept cash and credit cards.

Is your farm wheelchair-accessible?

The store building and washrooms can be easily accessed by wheelchair. Given the nature of our farm, navigating the fields may be a challenge, but the staff members of Team Bleu are happy to assist visitors in any way we can. Please call in advance if you have any individual concerns.

Is smoking allowed on the farm?

NO. We have a strict No-Smoking policy on our farm and gate entrances for health and fire safety reasons.

Can I bring my dog?

NO. Unfortunatly due to the disruption to livestock, potential diseases, plant destruction, and excessive waste left behind, dogs and other family pets are not permitted anywhere on the farm.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

What can I do during my visit to your farm?

We offer guided tours which are included in the price of admission, provided by our knowledgeable staff members who have a passion for lavender. You will learn about the growth and maintenance of our plants, have an opportunity to visit our distillery and discover the ancient distillation process we employ for the production of our premium essential oil, and you can tour our apiary as you learn about the symbiotic relationship that exists between our honeybees and the fields of lavender. 

Nestled amongst the Grand River Conservation Area, our farm is also teeming with wildlife and beautiful native plants. Walk our cedar forest trail and open fields to look for beautiful flora and fauna which grow naturally and roam freely around the farm. Periodically we have art displays, musicians playing in the fields and equine demonstrations including jumping and quadrilles taking place in our sand ring. Details on upcoming events can be found on our Facebook page as well as our website. 

Do you sell lavender plants?

We have a very limited quantity of potted lavender plants available in early spring. You may wish to place your order in advance to guarantee availability.

Do you do weddings and other events?

Our facility is open for some types of events. Rates are dependent on many aspects of your particular event including the size of your group, timing, logistical requirements, liabilities etc. Please call or write info@terrebleu.ca to discuss your particular event and to obtain a quote.

Is professional photography allowed?

Our fields are a spectacular venue for professional and amateur photographers alike. General admission visitors are welcome to take amateur photos, creating permanent memories for their own personal use. Only handheld cameras with no other equipment are permitted during public hours. This means no tripods, light shields umbrellas, props, drones etc. are permitted during public hours. Permits are required and strictly enforced for all professional photography, including engagement shoots, family portraits, maternity shoots etc. Terre Bleu maintains the right to define any photography taking place on the farm during public hours as commercial in nature and may ask the individuals to suspend their photographic activties and purchase a commercial permit for another time.  Please inquire for more information regarding our photography policies and fee schedule.

What other events and activities do you offer?

We offer a variety of unique experiences, whether you are looking to learn more about the multitude of uses for lavender, or are seeking an opportunity to release your daily stress and unwind in the fields.

Yoga: Classes are available in monthly sessions or on a drop-in basis. 

Cooking with Lavender: Explore the diverse uses of lavender in the kitchen, learning how to subtly incorporate it into baked goods, sauces, seasonings and entrées.

Arts dans les Champs: Classes are available to learn how to paint using various mediums, allowing you to capture the beauty of Terre Bleu through your own artistic interpretation.

Equestrian Quadrille and Individual Dressage Demonstrations: Often referred to as the ballet of horse disciplines, these shows will demonstrate excellent equestrian skills of both rider and the well trained horse.

Equestrian Show Jumping Demonstrations: An exciting demonstration of the power of horse and rider working in combination to clear flawlessly a circuit of challenging jumps within an allotted time.

Lavender Festival:  Held in the peak of our bloom season this is our celebration of all things lavender.

Craft Classes:  Throughout the summer classes will be offered to teach lavender lovers how to make various crafts with our home grown Terre Bleu fresh and dried Lavender.