17 Colorful Michigan Flower Farms that Want You to Come Flower Picking - grkids.com (2024)

By GRKIDS Team / July 5, 2024

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Flower Farms With Summer Flower Picking

Looking for a unique experience that will brighten up your Michigan summer? How about trekking to flower farms where you can pick your own flowers?

Michigan is filled with amazing family farms to pick lavender or sunflowers, but those aren’t your only flower-picking options.

We’ve assembled 15+ flower picking farms so you can create your own bouquet of dahlias, zinnias and everything in between.

Michigan Flower Farms for Flower Picking

Note on Farms

Many farms are cash or check only.

Some flower farms offer additional activities, but most focus on helping you pick your own beautiful bouquets.

Dahlia Acres Farms

4763 Baldwin St, Hudsonville, MI 49441

Type of Flowers: Dahlias
Flower Picking Schedule: Mid-August through the first frost

Schedule an appointment to visit this farm where you’ll find a wide variety of Dahlias, either pre-picked or pick your own. They offer classes throughout the year, too.

You can also buy tubers. Details

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Deep Roots Produce

8410 Whitneyville Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

Type of Flowers: Zinnias, starflower. gomphrena, celosia, marigolds
Flower Picking Schedule: Grand opening mid-July through the first frost

Exciting news from Deep Roots Farm! Alongside the renowned sunflower maze, a vibrant U-Cut flower field is sprouting next to the petting zoo.

Visit their sunflower maze and u-cut flower fields. Details

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Muddy Acres Flower Farm

9777 Warren Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

Type of Flowers: Dahlias, peonies, sunflowers, ranunculus, anemone, and more
Flower Picking Schedule: U-Pick is typically July – September

Advance ticket purchase is required to visit the farm.

You can also buy pre-cut flowers to make your own bouquet. Details

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Jazz Blueberry Farm & Flowers

7223 W Grant Rd, Shelby, MI 49455

Type of Flowers: Peonies, tulips, daffodils, sunflowers and more
Flower Picking Schedule: Throughout summer

These guys grow it all! Find wide varieties of beautiful flowers throughout the growing season.

And of course, you can also get your blueberries here. Details

Gust Brothers

11998 Rodesiler Hwy, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

Type of Flowers: Zinnias and more
Flower Picking Schedule: Throughout summer

Lots of flowers for cutting! Mason jar bouquets cost $10 per jar.

They supply jars, scissors, and water for you to cut your bouquet.

They also have a 5-acre sunflower trail and a country store, as well as u pick vegetables. Details

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Secret Garden at Brys Estate

3309 Blue Water Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Type of Flowers: Lavender, perennials, and herbs
Flower Picking Schedule: June – August

This 12-acre agricultural oasis is tucked away on Old Mission Peninsula (near Traverse City) on Brys Estate.

Enjoy lavender fields, a gift shop, fruit, and sweet treats in addition to the perennial gardens.

Seasonal U-Pick flowers are available. In early July, lavender is in bloom. From mid-June through August, perennial flowers can be cut.

While you’re there, stop by and relax on the porch or visit the adjacent vineyard & winery. Details

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Wild Flower Farm

5935 136th Ave, Holland, MI 49423

Type of Flowers: A variety of zinnias, cosmos, snapdragons, dahlias, celosia, sunflowers, and more!
Flower Picking Schedule: Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9 AM – 12 PM, beginning July 17, 2024

This flower farm began three years ago. Wildflower Farm is offering U-Cut flowers for the first time in 2024. They ask that you bring your own clean pair of scissors and container for your bouquet.

There is also a self-serve flower stand with fresh bouquets available Tuesday – Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM.

They also host special events throughout the year. Check their events page for more info.

Payments accepted are cash and Venmo. Details

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Omena Cut Flowers U-Pick

12401 E Freeland Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Type of Flowers: Huge list of annuals and perennials, including ranunculus, zinnias, daffodils, hydrangea, sunflowers, lavender, and more.
Flower Picking Schedule: Throughout summer

Omena Cut Flowers is a U-Pick flower farm located about seven miles north of Suttons Bay on M-22 in Leelanau County.

From the month of May through October, they are open daily from dawn ’til dusk. The farm is self-service, offering 26 beds to pick from, with over 40 varieties of annuals andperennials.

They have free containers (think milk jugs and jars) that you may use to take flowers home in or bring your own containers.

Cash, checks to OCR, and Venmo accepted. Most stems are priced from 25 to 75 cents each–with some less (lavender is 10 cents a stem) and some more (peonies and lilies are $2.50 – $3.) Details

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Fieldsview Farm

608 71st St, South Haven, MI 49090

Type of Flowers: Snapdragon, zinnia, sunflower, ranunculus, delphinium
Flower Picking Schedule: For 2024: they are only offering private U-Pick. Email them for private booking.

Wild riots of flowers here, and you can also purchase pre-picked bouquets.

Bring your own scissors for flower picking. Details

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Wild Wood Family Farms

7970 Snow Ave SE, Alto, MI 49302

Type of Flowers: Over 100 varieties
Flower Picking Schedule: By appointment only, May – October

Their flower farm season runs from May – October with the largest portion available from the end of July – early October.

You will want to bring your own cutting instrument and containers for your flowers. They host receptions and private parties as well.

Winter blooms also available. Details

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Manchester Blooms U-Pick Flower Farm

10722 Bethel Church Rd, Manchester, MI 48158

Type of Flowers: Cornflower, baby’s breath, plains & lance leaf coreopsis, poppies, stock cosmos, rudbeckia, zinnias, calendula, sunflowers, and more
Flower Picking Schedule: Mid-July – September

This farm offers u-pick of several varieties of flowers from mid-July until September as well as pre-cut bundles for pick-up or delivery.

Throughout the fall, they’ll take orders for pre-cut arrangements and bouquets.

MB’s annual flower varieties are chosen for their bright colors and long vase life. Details

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Lavender Fields Farm

2175 E Hinchman Rd, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Type of Flowers: 16 different varieties of lavender, sunflowers
Flower Picking Schedule: Summer – fall

Choose from the 16 types of lavender in the summer at this certified small scale nursery grower.

Pick your own sunflowers in late summer/early fall. Hit up their store for dried lavender bundles, aromatherapy items, and lavender culinary treats. Details

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Ankley Family Farm

6767 Clear Lake Rd, Imlay City, MI 48444

Type of Flowers: Wide variety including dahlias, zinnias, verbena, statice, yarrow, lisianthus, and sunflowers.
Flower Picking Schedule: Summer – fall

Choose from an array of u-pick flowers at this family-owned centennial farm. No appointment necessary.

Photo sessions are popular here and open to the public when you pay the admission fee to each field. (They even set up adorable props in the fields.) Details

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Bremer Produce

5845 48th Ave, Hudsonville, MI 49426

Type of Flowers: Sunflowers, zinnia, cosmos, and more
Flower Picking Schedule: Summer – fall

Bremer Produce provides the clippers, water, and string and you enjoy the scenery while picking beautiful flowers.

If you’re in a hurry, they also set out pre-made bouquets.

They offer tons of produce during your fall visit like pumpkins and squash. No charge for photo sessions, but donations are appreciated. Details

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Fairview Berry and Flower Farm

3788 Mast Rd, Fairview, MI 48621

Type of Flowers: Wildflowers, sunflowers, zinnias, and more
Flower Picking Schedule: Summer – fall

Pick your own gorgeous bouquet, stroll the walking trails, visit the flower barn, and of course pick strawberries, raspberries, and grapes.

There is no admission charge to visit the farm. Details

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Old Mission Flowers

16550 Center Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686

Type of Flowers: Hundreds of varieties of flowers
Flower Picking Schedule: May Day – Labor Day

The garden is open from dawn until dusk. Pay via a pay pipe or use Venmo or PayPal.

There are vases, jars, and paper cups priced for filling for mixed bouquets.

Gorgeous views are found, so bring your camera. Details

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Schell Family Farm

10055 Dexter Pinckney Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

Type of Flowers: Dahlias, zinnias, snapdragons, sunflowers, and more
Flower Picking Schedule: July – fall

The farm opens for the season around August 1 and offers a variety of u-pick flowers and sunflowers, plus don’t miss out on their family favorites like pumpkin picking, apples, syrup, fruit, a haunted forest, and Christmas trees. Details

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U-Pick Flowers FAQs

How does flower picking work?

The process for picking flowers at flower farms varies by location. Generally, visitors show up, get instructions and tools, and proceed to cut the flower stalks as directed.

Check the open times for the flower farms you want to visit and head on out. Some farms require reservations.

What is the best time of day to go flower picking?

Try to pick flowers in the morning. Your flowers will be less likely to wilt. The flower farms know this and often offer morning flower picking times as a result. Flowers cut in the middle of the day may struggle.

When can I go flower picking in Michigan?

The growing season in Michigan typically runs from the end of May into October.

Flower bloom times depend on flower variety, location, and seasonal conditions. It can be hard to predict exactly when a certain type of flower will be at peak bloom.

But, flower farms are good at estimating these bloom times and will often post updates on their social media accounts.

If your heart is set on picking sunflowers, make sure you check the flower farm’s calendar to determine the best time to visit.

What should I wear to a flower farm?

When going flower picking, wear clothes that can get dirty. Consider rainboots for trudging through the field.

Happy Picking!

No matter which flower farm you choose, you’re sure to end up with a gorgeous bouquet.

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  1. 17 Colorful Michigan Flower Farms that Want You to Come Flower Picking - grkids.com (19)

    December 24, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Hello Juanita! Thank you for including Lavender Hill Farm, Boyne City, in your U-Pick post! We found your website through Pinterest and were wondering if you could update our information- we actually do offer U-Pick at our farm! Our farm is open Mid May through Late October with U Pick available when our plants are at their peak, generally in July. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LavenderHillFarmMichigan/ for updates when U Pick is ready. We also host Lavender Fest Fridays during the summer months with fun for the whole family. https://lavenderhillfarm.com/lavender-fest-fridays/
    Thank you so much!
    – Jess and the Lavender Hill Farm Team

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