Where to pick your own flowers near Philly

In Philadelphia, we’re lucky enough to live next to the Garden State and near the farmland-filled Delaware Valley. It’s easy to spend a few hours smelling the sweet air; It’s also one of the best breaks from the frantic pace of the city.

If your soul is craving some florals, there are flower farms and flower festivals to take in vibrant bright colors from horizon to horizon, and pick a few bouquets to take home. From relaxing lavender and peony farms to endless tulip fields, the region’s flower farms and fields offer you picturesque scenes that are much cheaper than hopping on a plane to Holland.

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Plus, many gardens offer more than flower picking; they have activities including family-friendly activities, live music, beer gardens, food, and animals to visit.

Here are pick-your-own flower farms and seasonal flower events that are just a few tolls away.

🌸 Tulips and daffodils (April-May); sunflowers (August)

Established in 1868 as a dairy farm, Brown’s is now the largest tulip farm in Pennsylvania. With over 400,000 tulips over five acres, their tulip fields are one of the more popular spring attractions in the region. And they also have 25,000 daffodils you can pick in the spring months. Come August, you can spend time wandering through their 15-acre sunflower field.

📍 405 E W. Avery Station Rd., Tunkhannock, 📞 570-241-8430, 🌐 brownhillfarms.com, 🎟️ $10 admission (ages 13+), free for children under 13

🌸 Tulips (April 2-17; later dates may be scheduled based on weather); sunflowers (August-September)

Located just off route 322 on a property that dates back to the 17th century, this 100-acre farm has a six-acre lake, 10 active beehives thatproduce honey (which is for sale at the farm), and 30 acres of tulips. The ticketed Festival of Tulips runs most weekends during tulips’ short blooming season in April (dependent on weather). These are the only weeks when you can fill your basket with tulips for$2 per stem or $10 for a bundle of 10. Dalton Farms also has sunflower fields for pick-your-own sunflower events in the late summer.

📍660 Oak Grove Rd., Swedesboro, 📞 856-628-7313, 🌐 daltonfarmsnj.com, 📷 @daltonfarmsnj, 🎟️ $12 admission (ages 3+), free for children under 3

Flower farms and festivals by the month

Here’s what to expect month-by month in the blooming season. Keep in mind, when flowers bloom and die depends on the weather; call first.


  • Holland Ridge Farms (tulips)
  • Lewes Tulip Celebration
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Spring Blooms festival at Longwood Gardens


  • Long Valley Peonies (peonies)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Maple Acres Farm (zinnias)
  • Princeton Lavender (lavender)
  • Styer’s Festival of the Peony


  • Hope Hill Lavender Farm (lavender)
  • Long Valley Peonies (peonies)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Maple Acres Farm (wildflowers)
  • Peace Valley Lavender Farms (lavender)
  • Princeton Lavender (lavender)
  • Shady Brook Farm (Wildflowers, lavender)


  • Hope Hill Lavender Farm (lavender)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Maple Acres Farm (wildflowers)
  • Peace Valley Lavender Farms (lavender)
  • Princeton Lavender (lavender, sunflowers, zinnias)
  • Shady Brook Farm (wildflowers, lavender)
  • Terra Farms (sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, scabiosa, dahlias)


  • Hope Hill Lavender Farm (lavender)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Maple Acres Farm (wildflowers, sunflowers)
  • Princeton Lavender (sunflowers, zinnias)
  • Shady Brook Farm (wildflowers, lavender, sunflowers)
  • Terra Farms (sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, scabiosa, dahlias)


  • Holland Ridge Farms (sunflowers)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Maple Acres Farm (sunflowers)
  • Princeton Lavender (sunflowers, zinnias)
  • Terra Farms (sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, scabiosa, dahlias)


  • Holland Ridge Farms (sunflowers)
  • Love ‘n Fresh Flowers workshops
  • Terra Farms (dahlias)

🌸 Cosmos, sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias (June-October)

Head to Hellerick’s Family Farm in Bucks County for a variety of pick-your-own flowers from June to October. Explore a one-acre field full of cosmos, sunflowers, marigolds, and zinnias. Reserve your picking time online and fill your bucket, which goes for $14.99, with as many flowers as you can. And since you can never have too many flowers, you can also refill your bucket for $9.99 or buy another empty container to fill for $8.99.

📍5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown, 📞 215-766-8338, 🌐 hellericksfarm.com, 📷 @hellericksfarm, 🎟️ $14.99 per flower container

🌸 Tulips (April); sunflowers (September-October)

Casey Jansen Sr. opened this huge family-run flower farm in Monmouth County, NJ, designed after Holland’s world-famous tulip farms. The 300-plus acre farm is full of seemingly endless fields of tulips and sunflowers; it’s the largest u-pick farm in the country and hosts two annual flower festivals each year — tulips in the spring and sunflowers in the late-summer/fall. The pick-your-own tulips fields, which traditionally open in mid-April, have over eight million flowers. Tulip season is short and sweet — lasting only about three weeks, but the tulips cost just $1 per stem. When it comes to sunflowers, the fields usually open in September and also cost $1 per stem. The farm provides free buckets and the clippers with each ticket, which go on sale a week or so before the fields opening.

📍86 Rues Rd., Cream Ridge, NJ, 📞 609-448-7483, 🌐 hollandridgefarms.com, 📷 @hollandridgefarms, 🎟️ $13 admission (ages 3+), free for children under 3; pay-as-you-go flowers

🌸 Lavender (June-August)

Hope Hill Lavender Farm is the place to learn about the hand-harvested plant, view the fields, and tour the farm. Here you’ll see English Lavender — which typically blooms in the middle of June into July — and French Lavender, which is in full bloom by July. The family-run farm grows the English variety for culinary purposes, the French for bouquets and essential oil products. Check out the drying shed, and pick from hanging rows of bundled bunches. Farm tours are available in June, July, and August starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For just $5, you’ll learn the history of the farm, how to grow lavender, and when to harvest it.

📍2375 Panther Valley Rd., Pottsville, 📞 570-617-0851, 🌐 hopehilllavenderfarm.com, 📷 @hopehilllavendarfarm

🌸 Tulips (April 1-17)

During the first few weeks of April, Lewes blooms with beautiful fields of tulips at its annual town-wide celebration of the area’s Dutch heritage. There are flower and plant sales, floral demonstrations and workshops, walking tours, and a whopping 26,931 tulips to view. The Bloom Walking Tours take place at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on April 2 and 9, The tours explore Lewes’ rich maritime history and your guides will point out the multiple tulip varieties found around Lewes.

📍Bank St. and Second St., Lewes, Del., 📞 302-645-8073, 🌐 leweschamber.com, 🎟️ $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 12 and under)

🌸 Peonies (May-June)

Long Valley Peonies is a small, family-owned farm with more than 60 varieties of rare and standard-cut peonies. The short season for peonies usually starts during the last week of May and lasts until the first or second week of June. Walk around the fields, which are well away from the main road so you’re fully surrounded by nature. There’s also a farm stand that’s free to visit, which sells peony bunches of five blooms: $25 for coral, $27 for salmon pink, and $35 for yellow.

📍227 W. Mill Rd., Long Valley, NJ, 📞 908-867-8189, 🌐 longvalleypeonies.com, 📷 @longvalleypeonies, 🎟️ $10 per person, kids 5 and under are free

🌸 Tulips (April); campanula (May); peonies (June); lisianthus (July); hydrangeas (August); dahlias (September); cosmos (October)

Located in Roxborough, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers is a five-acre flower farm and flower studio. Buy a season pass and pick your own flowers from their fields — which includes zinnias, dahlias, daisies, tulips — six times during the season (one visit per month May through October). The pass is $649 and there are only fifteen passes for sale this season to avoid overcrowding. If you don’t want to splurge, explore the city farm during Floral FUNdamentals workshops where you’ll learn how to make floral jewelry, seasonal centerpieces, DIY wedding bouquets, and more. While you’re at the farm — with a pass or for a workshop — enjoy the wide-open fields and the the farm’s resident cats.

📍Hagys Mill Rd., 📞 215-804-9056, 🌐 lovenfreshflowers.com, 📷 @loveandfreshflowers, 🎟️ $175-$250 for classes, $649 for season pass

🌸 Zinnias (May); wildflowers (June-August); sunflowers (August-September)

Maple Acres Farm has sprawling fields of colorful pick-your-own zinnias, wildflowers, and sunflowers. Choose your own blooms, or head to their flower market and grab some fresh bouquets full of mums, azaleas, chrysanthemums, and buckets of pansies.

📍2656 Narcissa Rd., Plymouth Meeting, 📞 610-828-7395, 🌐 facebook.com/MapleAcresFarm, 📷 @mapleacresfarmmarket, 🎟️ Prices vary depending on the flower

🌸 Lavender (June-July)

Come see more than 3,000 lavender plants growing on a sprawling field, across from Lake Galena and Peace Valley Park in Doylestown. Cut your own $7 bundle of lavender and walk the grounds. Peace Valley also makes a wide variety of products from their lavender, including lotions and soaps, which you can get in the gift shop. Touring the fields, then relax for a picnic on the property’s benches and oversized garden chairs.

📍802 New Galena Rd., Doylestown, 📞 215-249-8462, 🌐 peacevalleylavendar.com, 📷 @peavevalleylavendarfarm, 🎟️ $8 for adults,$5 for seniors (ages 65+) and for youths (ages 6-17)

🌸 Lavender (May-July); sunflowers and zinnias (July-September)

Princeton Lavender is a spacious and interactive family-friendly farm that has four varieties of lavender. Visit the farm and see the chicken coops, honey-producing beehives, then stroll through the lavender fields, or pick sunflowers and zinnias in the later summer months.

📍3741 Lawrenceville Rd., Princeton, NJ, 📞 973-978-8311, 🌐 princetonlavender.com, 📷 @princeton_lavendar, 🎟️ $5 for ages 3+

🌸 Wildflowers, lavender (June-August); sunflowers (August)

Shady Brook Farm has 20 varieties of cut-your-own flowers each year starting around mid-June. At this centuries-old farm, you can walk the fields, and fill your metal bucket with blooms. Flowers are $3 per stem, $10 for five blooms, or $15 for a dozen. Get to the flowers by a wagon ride that takes you to various stops around the farm. During the first three weekends of August, the farm also hosts a peach and sunflower festival, with peach picking, a sunflower stroll, live music, and family-friendly activities.

📍931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, 📞 215-968-1670, 🌐 shadybrookfarm.com, 📷 @shadybrookfarm, 🎟️ $12 per person (ages 2+) free for children under 2

🌸 Peonies (May 14-31)

At Chester County’s annual Styer’s Festival of the Peony, you can walk through 25-acres containing more than 55,000 peonies and cut your own to take home. There are moer than 100 peony varieties like coral charm, glowing candle, sally, and red charm. While the peony fields are beautiful on foot, Styer’s also has a drive-thru option for anyone who wants to keep their walking to a minimum. During the festival, you can also orders fresh-cut flowers and bulbs for delivery.

📍4313 S. Creek Rd., Chadds Ford, 📞 610-616-3839, 🌐 styerspeonies.com, 📷 @styerspeonies, 🎟️ $20 (ages 16+), $8 (ages 4-15), free for children under 3

🌸 Sunflowers (July-September), zinnias, snapdragons, scabiosa (July-October), dahlias (August-October)

Andy and Loni Snyder bought a once-abandoned farm and turned it into the 48-acre Terra Farms pick-your-own flower field. It has dozens of varieties of dahlias (the largest dahlia field in all of York County). “We have folks that go wild for our prized dahlias. They’ll drive hours just to see them at their peak in September. We also have diehards that come nearly every weekend just to pick the latest varieties in bloom,” says Loni. The farm also has snapdragons, sunflowers, zinnias, and more.

📍2605 Buffalo Valley Rd., Spring Grove, 📞 717-515-4145, 🌐 terrafarmsandfield.com, 📷 @terrafarmsandfield, 🎟️ $25 vessels that can fit 2-3 small bouquets) and $90 for buckets that can fit 10-12 bouquets

🌸 Multiple. Spring Blooms festival runs April 2-May 1.

What started off as Pierre du Pont’s 1906 vision to save a cherished trees from being sold for lumber has become one of the country’s most celebrated horticultural grounds. Longwood Gardens includes 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, and has a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and grand conservatory on the botanical gardens’ property. During Spring Blooms, you can walk among magnolias, cherry blossoms, tulips, and more in both their indoor and outdoor locations. Longwood’s historic 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk boasts more than 200,000 tulips and other seasonal blooms in a patchwork of color. In the Ornamental Kitchen Garden and Herb Garden, beds of tulips and other spring favorites grow alongside cool-season vegetables and herbs that begin to emerge from the soil. The Combination Garden has yellow daffodils mixed with white tulips, purple alliums and blue camassia.

📍1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, 📞 610-388-1000, 🌐 longwoodgardens.org, 📷 @longwoodgarden, 🎟️ $25 for adults; $22 for seniors (ages 62+); $13 for youth (ages 5–18); free ages 4 and under

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