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Bouquets & Barrels: Two-Day Lavender Season Itinerary

April 9, 2024

From June to July, the blooming of lavender marks the onset of summer.

In Abbotsford, numerous exquisite gardens, like Tuscan Farm Gardens beckon you with their vibrant colours and enticing scents, while also nestled amidst picturesque wineries in the Mt. Lehman area. Explore charming farm stores such as Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro, and you’ll discover that summer in Abbotsford is indeed enchanting.

Check out our Lavender Itinerary to start exploring today!


The best way to start your adventure in Abbotsford is a visit to a cute coffee shop and luckily for us we have LOTS of those! Head over to The Palm Cafe at Highstreet and enjoy their beach-y, California vibes while you get your coffee fix in. They also serve creative iced drinks and yummy waffle treats that they have become known for. (Photo Credit: The Palm Cafe @thepalm_cafe)

Step into a lavender paradise when you visit Tuscan Farm Gardens during June or July. Thousands of vibrant lavender plants will greet you with their hues and fragrant aromas. Wander through their enchanting flower gardens adorned with a serene waterlily pond, graceful fountains, and a charming gazebo enveloped by roses. Relax on chairs and benches scattered around, perfect for quiet contemplation, catching up with friends, or capturing that ideal photo moment.

Next, head into their farm shop to discover a range of handmade, all-natural products crafted with love from the flowers and herbs we cultivate. Indulge in essential oil soaps, honey, teas, and luxurious spa essentials. On weekends, treat yourself to delightful lavender ice cream, refreshing lemonade, and other sweet treats available in-store.

After you’ve spent some time wandering through the lavender fields, make your way to nearby Cannon Estate Winery for some spirited sips and a light lunch from their food truck. Enjoy your wine and eats on their spacious grass patio, play some yard games and soak up the sunshine outside. You can also enjoy your wine at the newly opened tasting lounge on-site. At Cannon, they are dedicated to creating top caliber wines, and, in that, demonstrating the Fraser Valley can be an exceptional place to produce wine.

If you’re visiting in July, be sure to stop by Windberry Farms to take in some blueberry picking! Their blueberries are some of the biggest and sweetest blueberries we’ve ever seen and tasted. They welcome visitors to come, relax and pick in the quiet atmosphere of the patch in the shade of their large maple trees. They also have boxes available for picking into or you can bring your own buckets.​ (Photo Credit: Windberry Farms @the.butterbox)

Using seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local farms, Restaurant 62 showcases the freshest and best flavours of the Fraser Valley. With pure passion for their craft, chefs Jeff Massey and Matthew Nichols transform simple ingredients into sophisticated cuisine, so elegantly plated and presented, it’s almost too beautiful to eat!


They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day so why not enjoy it somewhere beautiful as well? Tanglebank Gardens & Brambles Bistro is a brunch lunch bistro specializing in fresh, made from scratch, comfort food with much of the produce, fruit and even the honey coming from the gardens and hives at Tanglebank Gardens. Once you’re finished your hearty breakfast, have a little wander through their European-inspired garden centre.

Fragrant fields await at Lakeland Flowers once their lavender begins to bloom in June! Pay a visit to their lush, aromatic lavender fields and experience a taste of southern France right here in Abbotsford. In the distance, the mountains provide a picturesque backdrop, enhancing the beauty of the of the already beautiful fields. There are plenty of photo opportunities throughout the farm and you’re sure to enjoy.

Step into the heart of the Fraser Valley for an authentic dairy farm experience unlike any other! Delight in Birchwood Dairy‘s offerings, from their renowned 50 flavors of gourmet ice cream and frozen yogurt to farm-fresh milk, rich cream, and velvety European-style yogurts. Indulge in a variety of cheeses, including the classic feta and tantalizing cheddar curd. Enjoy a light lunch indoors or bask in the sunshine at their picturesque outdoor picnic area at this Abbotsford summer staple.

It’s the perfect time of year to get off the highway and explore Abbotsford’s country roads looking for farm-fresh blooms from local Flower Stands! Whether you’re treating someone you love to a fresh-cut bouquet or even just celebrating a good day for yourself, flowers are always a good idea. They also make the best souvenir after a visit to the city in the country! Quite often these stands accept e-transfer options but make sure you bring some cash with you in case they don’t. 

Embark on a journey through the soul of the Fraser Valley at Singletree Winery, where family traditions and agricultural heritage converge to create unforgettable experiences. Discover the warmth of rustic charm in their newly opened Wine Cabanas, where you can immerse yourself in the ambiance while savoring a glass of their exceptional wine or mulled wine. Enhance your visit by indulging in additional delights with the purchase of a bottle or glasses of wine, or perhaps opt for a specialty drink to tantalize your taste buds. For those seeking an extra touch of luxury, treat yourself to their exciting ‘S’more and Pour’ package, showcasing international-inspired gourmet s’mores paired perfectly with their wines.


Discover a hidden gem of Abbotsford, BC, just moments away from the Abbotsford International Airport: the Brookside Inn Boutique Hotel. Tucked amidst the picturesque countryside of the Fraser Valley, this boutique hotel promises a stay like no other. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be enchanted by the meticulous attention to detail that defines their boutique experience.

Indulge in luxurious comfort and personalized service as you unwind in their elegantly appointed rooms. Each space is thoughtfully designed to ensure your utmost comfort and relaxation. Whether you’re here for business or leisure, Brookside’s tranquil setting provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable stay.

For a full list of our accommodation partners in Abbotsford, visit our website here.


Be sure to take us along on your adventures this lavender season and tag @tourismabbotsford and #ExploreAbbotsford in your posts so we can see!

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