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You can picnic, watch polo, or do yoga at this massive lavender farm

The Lavender Polo Farm is welcoming visitors, wedding parties, weekend lavender enthusiasts, picnic-goers, yogis, and even polo enthusiasts seeking a unique and fragrant experience beginning next month to its massive, wonderfully scented facility north of Toronto.

The farm boasts more than 155 acres of Spanish and English lavender, refreshments, and plenty of Instagrammable spots. Originally a corn and wheat field, the current owners turned the unused farmland into a purple oasis for both floral enjoyment and polo – an unlikely combination but entirely unique.

Weekends at the farm consist of live musical events, meditation and yoga courses, farmer and vendor markets, and other soon-to-be-announced events. Day trippers can bring picnic blankets and food to the farm, enjoy the sweetly scented atmosphere, and purchase the farm’s VIP Picnic Bundle that includes lavender lemonade, water, glasses, and a private picnic table.

Weddings at a lavender farm

The farm will also host polo exhibition games. The website and social pages will announce these games throughout the season.

There are several other lavender fields throughout Ontario, though none offering polo exhibitions, which may appeal to the Lavender-savvy crowd. Other lavender farms to check out nearby include Kelso Lavender (professional photo shoot available); The Giving Place (high-tea amidst lavender lanes is a fun option at this farm); Lochland Botanicals (more than lavenders!).

While gorgeous, lavender is not for the apiphobia-minded – bees love it in bloom, and most farms welcome them. The season usually runs from mid-June to late July, weather-pending, and some places allow visitors to pick the blooms during designated times.

The facility is located at 20132 McCowan Rd. Tickets start at $15 per adult (children under 12 years old get in for free) for a three-hour visit.

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