The month-long Festival is held in Warkworth, a unique rural and sophisticated town just 90 minutes east of Toronto – 30 minutes south east of Peterborough – 50 minutes west of Kingston.
Opening festivities take place during the last weekend of May and are packed with activities for the entire family, as well as the gardener and the lilac enthusiast. The Festival showcases many rare and beautiful varieties of lilac to surprise and delight. With early, mid and late blooming varieties that show their colours over a thirty to forty day period on view you are certain to catch lilacs in bloom along our Millennium Lilac Trail any day during the Festival. Guided Tours are available by appointment. Contact us at WLFTours@gmail.com!
In 2017 the Festival was winner of a Canada 150 Garden Experience Award. Enjoy some snaps from our Photo Album, bring your camera and consider entering our Photo Show, and be sure to Follow Us on Facebook to keep up with all our news!
We are excited to present our 2018 list of beautiful lilacs ready to be enjoyed in your garden. Visit our online Catalog of Lilacs and choose your favourites! We do recommend that you order on-line by May 8th to avoid disappointment. We will be adding more lilac varieties to the site so please keep in touch. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries and orders.
There are discoveries around every corner in Northumberland County. Plan a fine lunch at one of our many cafes, enjoy the festivities on Main Street, and then wander the Millennium Lilac Trail admiring the lilacs in bloom. Bring your camera! Plan a pleasant drive through our rolling hills to the Village of Warkworth using our handy map tool.