Just as we arrived, barely into the garden proper, we were greeted by a friendly collie pup who hurled himself at my legs, rolled on the floor, tongue lolling about and anxious to get a tummy rub. I obliged. His older counterpart was more shy and subdued, but both were lovely dogs and that right away conveyed the kind of place this is.
And it is. Worth spending a little time, even if you're not a big fan of lavender. As it happens, I am fond of the stuff, so was glad to find this little gem, close to Sidney and the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. There are a myriad varieties of lavender and products to buy here, to take home as edibles or for personal use. You can walk around the garden and sit to enjoy the fragrance on appropriately coloured Muskoka chairs! There are statues also, which gives the garden an air of being in a charming European setting.
The owner is a genial fellow, with a jovial personality, happy to spend a bit of quality time talking to you.
As well, there are some sheep, which are part of the sheep dog trials the owner attends and geese, one goat, a few rabbits, some ducks and peacocks. It was a delight this place.
If you can't visit, some items are available online for purchase. If you don't see what you're looking for, contact the owner. He's very obliging. But I'd recommend going, especially in summer.
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