Hereward Farms to charge $5 admission to fundraise for local charities 

July 27, 2023   ·   0 Comments

A lavender farm located in East Garafraxa, home to enchanting fields, aromatic products, and significant contributions to community initiatives, recently announced the “Field of Lavender Dreams.”

This initiative continues the farm’s tradition of giving back to the community through vibrant and immersive events since they opened their lavender farm to the public in 2021.

Hereward Farms has given back to the community in a variety of ways, raising over $10,000 for community events and fundraisers since the launch of the brand Hereward Farms. 

Signature events like their annual Lavender Festival at the 150-acre farm have made a considerable impact, with last year’s festival raising nearly $5,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Dufferin County. 

The farm has also been a consistent supporter of local charitable organizations such as Believe Bags, The Family Transition Place, Youthline, and Celebrate Your Awesome.

“In a bold step to expand its community support, Hereward Farms is introducing an entry fee for visitors,” said Hereward Farms in a press release. “In the past, it was free to visit the lavender farm, but as production and visitors increase, they knew it was time to make a change and give even more back.”

Founder and CEO of Hereward Farms Julie Thurgood-Burnett shared why the change was made. 

“As a family, we decided that we could do much more, so this year, we are now charging visitors $5 per person to visit the lavender fields and $5 per person to visit the new 8-acre sunflower fields. This will help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 this year for local community initiatives and charities,” said Thurgood-Burnett. “A portion of these funds, along with proceeds from our 3rd Annual Lavender Festival, which sees nearly 2000 people visit, will go to local charities and organizations in Dufferin County and Centre Wellington.”

Community leaders are also enthusiastic about the anticipated impact of this campaign.

“The initiative from Hereward Farms embodies the spirit of our community – generous, supportive, and cohesive,” said Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post. “This is more than a campaign; it’s a testament to what we stand for as a community.”

To participate in our “Field of Lavender Dreams” campaign and for more information on Hereward Farms events, visit their website at

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