By Saige Traise, Naturally L&A — Lennox & Addington offers a variety of remarkable agritourism experiences, but until recently, no lavender farms were open for public visitation. That all changed when Lavender Queen Lavender Farm in Yarker opened its doors in June, inviting everyone to indulge in the wonders of this captivating plant.
As you enter the farm, located at 3981 County Road 1 East in Yarker, you will be enveloped by an undeniably serene atmosphere, surrounded by hues of purple and green, and greeted by smiling faces of owner Constance Lowry and her husband John. If luck is on your side, you may even have the pleasure of meeting the farm’s mascots, the cheerful little dogs Abigail and Cassey.
Since purchasing the farm seven years ago, Constance & John have transformed the property into a picturesque day trip destination for the entire family. The property, meticulously maintained to meet the highest standards, has successfully completed an environmental farm plan, showcasing its commitment to sustainability. The farm boasts five varieties of lavender, baby’s breath, and various other gardens, even including a spacious patio that was hand built by John, offering the perfect spot to savour the scenic beauty.
While exploring the farm, be sure to peruse the range of organic, vegan, and cruelty-free products that have been handcrafted using lavender grown on-site. If you plan to visit, you can conveniently pre-order products through the online shop, and Constance will have them ready for you upon your arrival. For those who are unable to visit in person, you can still browse the website and have Lavender Queen’s creations shipped directly to your doorstep.
Constance is dedicated to minimizing waste and utilizes every part of the plant in her creations. This commitment is evident in the extensive product selection, which even includes items like lavender and cedar fire starter bundles made from surplus farm stock. These bundles release a calming aroma when burned, offering an all-natural, chemical-free experience.
Looking to host or participate in an event? Lavender Queen Lavender Farm is an ideal venue for weddings, with amenities such as time in the lavender fields, a spacious patio area, and soon, a large outdoor tent equipped with electricity. The farm’s website provides detailed information on hosting private photography sessions, weddings, and events, as well as pre-planned activities like an afternoons featuring live music, fresh lavender wreath-making workshops, or a customized lavender afternoon tea.
The farm is open to the public until August 1st, Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 4pm. From August 2nd to October 11th, it is open on Wednesdays and Sundays from 12pm to 4pm, or by appointment. For a list of dates when the farm is closed for private events, please refer to the Lavender Queen website.
The peak lavender season is currently underway, running from the last week of June through to the first few weeks of July. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of Lavender Queen Lavender Farm.