Pick-Your-Own Flower Farms & Gardens in the DMV

by Liz Jones | July 31, 2021 1:00 am


By DullesMoms, June 2021


Check out these you-pick opportunities at local and regional farms and gardens, shown in order of distance from Dulles Airport.

= Primarily sunflowers, typically blooming from mid-July to early August.


BURNSIDE FARMS[1]

Where: Haymarket, VA | About 25-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons

Festival of Spring[2]
Each spring, the community is invited to Burnside Farms’ Festival of Spring! Hand-cut flowers, including the iconic daffodil, from more than 5-acres of spring blooms.

Summer of Sunflowers[3]
Then, each summer, Burnside Farms hosts a Summer of Sunflowers! Boasting acres and acres of sunflowers, families are invited to cut their own bouquets — the farm plants more than 30 sunflower varieties to ensure weeks of beautiful visits.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (703) 930-3052.


FIELDS OF FLOWERS[4]

Where: Purcellville, VA | About 25-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Open (Hours[5])

Open late spring until the first frost, guests are invited to wander their acres of flower gardens and cut at their leisure. Then, after choosing just the right blooms, Fields of Flowers provides the buckets, scissors, and a workstation to clean your hand-picked bouquet.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 338-7231.


SEVEN OAKS LAVENDER FARM[6]

Where: Catlett, VA | About 30-miles from Dulles Airport
When: June 4-July 18, 2021

Seasonally, the community is invited to pick their own lavender and herbs! The farm also offers a little rest from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia — they have many spots perfect for a picnic, including a beautiful porch with rocking chairs or under their large shade trees. For kids, there are bunnies to pet and hold and a large playhouse to enjoy.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 272-7839.


ROCKY POINT CREAMERY[7]

Where: Tuscarora, MD | About 30-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Sunflower picking is tentatively scheduled to begin in September; click here[8] for updates

This family farm, around since 1883, plants 2 acres of sunflowers each year as a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 100% of donations go directly to them! Click here[8] for the most up-to-date news on when they open and what to expect.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (301) 874-5810.


GREAT COUNTRY FARMS[9]

Where: Bluemont, VA | About 35-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Mid-July to Early August 2021; click here[10] for updates

Great Country Farms has been a family-friendly destination for all kinds of farm fun for decades. This 400-acre working farm offers a community-supported agriculture program in addition to pick-your-own fruit and flowers during their peak season. You’ll find sunflower picking opportunities from mid-July to early August.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 554-2073.


HOMESTEAD FARM[11]

Where: Poolesville, MD | About 35-miles from Dulles Airport
When: TBA (Typically late August)

Located on 230-acres, Homestead Farm was founded in 1763 and is one of the longest-operating, family-owned farms in Montgomery County. Open Spring through Fall, they have a variety of you-pick fruit and flower opportunities, including Zinnias and Sunflowers.

To see what they have to offer, as well as field conditions, click here[12]. // Last updated July 31, 2021


MESSICK’S FARM MARKET[13]

Where: Bealton, VA | About 37-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Mid-July 2021; find the details here[14]

This family farm, located in Fauquier County, is on a mission to provide freshly picked, healthy, local foods. Enjoy shopping at their market, or picking your own fruits, flowers, and more. You’ll find sunflower picking at their annual Sunflower Festival, hosted July 24, 2021; find the details here[14].

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 439-8900.


HOLLIN FARMS[15]

Where: Delaplane, VA | About 38-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons; click here[16] to see what’s ready for picking

A fourth-generation family farm located in Fauquier County, Hollin Farms specializes in a wide variety of agricultural products, including grass-fed, natural Angus beef, hay for livestock, and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables.

Pick-your-own opportunities to the community extend throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Available produce includes peaches, plums, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, apples, and peanuts, to name just a few! Basil and flowers are also available on a cut-your-own basis. Click here[16] to see what’s in season (updated weekly).

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 623-8854.


BUTLER’S ORCHARD[17]

Where: Germantown, MD | About 38-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons; click here[18] to see what’s ready for picking

At the 100-acre, family-owned Butler’s Orchard, you can enjoy pick-your-own produce opportunities throughout the year. Seasonally they offer blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and more. Plus, they offer dig-your-own potatoes, pick-your-own herbs and tomatoes, and cut-your-own flowers.

They have a beautiful garden filled with a huge variety of flowers, including Blue Salvia, Jewels of Opar (talinum), Zinnias, Green Gold (bupleurum), Celosia, Statice, Strawflower (helichrysum), Globe Amaranth (gomphrena), and Sunflowers (helianthus)! Click here[18] to see what’s in season.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the flower garden: (301) 972-3299. // Last updated July 31, 2021


SUMMERS FARM[19] 

Where:
Frederick, MD | About 40-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Sunflower picking at this destination typically begins late summer; find updates here[20]

Enjoy the beauty of Summers Farm’s 8-acre sunflower field with thousands of sunflowers in bloom! Come visit, pick your perfect sunflowers (35 different varieties!), take epic pictures, and sip a local drink in their spacious tent.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the flower garden: (301) 304-3031. // Last updated July 31, 2021


VALLEY VIEW ACRES[21]

Where: Middletown, MD | About 45-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Sunflower picking at this destination typically begins late summer; find updates here[22]

Originally a dairy farm, Valley View Acres is now a crop farm. In 2018, they planted a field of sunflowers as a “trial run.” The response from the community was so encouraging, the concept of the Sunflower Festival was born! Click here[23] for the most up-to-date news on when they open and what to expect.

It is always wise to click and check to see[24] what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields.


MACKINTOSH FRUIT FARM[25]

Where: Berryville, VA | About 45-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Mid-summer, usually July & August

Mackintosh Fruit Farm is open seasonally for pick-your-own fruit, vegetable, and flower opportunities! In mid-summer, visit them to pick-your-own Zinnias[26]. To see what they have to offer, as well as field conditions, click[27] or call (540) 955-6225.


ROCK HILL ORCHARD[28]

Where: Mount Airy, MD | About 46-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons; click here[29] to see what’s ready for picking

Rock Hill Orchard offers a huge variety of pick-your-own produce opportunities throughout the year, including peaches, apples, eggplant, herbs, and more!

And, don’t miss their opportunity to cut your own flowers. From about June until mid-October, the community is invited to pick seasonal flowers from their garden bed, where almost 2-dozen varieties of flowers are grown! Click here[29] to see what’s in season.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (301) 831-7427.


MARY’S LAND FARM[30]

Where: Ellicott City, MD | About 50-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Weekends, August 14-29, 2021

Mary’s Land Farm is the proud host to the annual Clarksville Sunflower Festival. This farm, who raises food and animals in a regenerative ecosystem, plants an annual 5-acre patch of sunflowers. Enjoy walking through it, getting food and drink from food trucks, listen to live music, and the chance to pick-your-own sunflower bloom to take home!

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (410) 849-4314. // Last updated Aug 5, 2021


THE HOMESTEAD FARM AT FRUIT HILL ORCHARD[31]

Where:
Winchester, VA | About 57-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Sunflower picking at this destination typically begins in early fall; find updates here[32]

The family behind The Homestead Farm at Fruit Hill Orchard are fifth-generation farmers. They grow their food without the use of chemicals and follow organic practices — all of their plants are Heirloom/non-GMO. In mid- to late-July, sunflowers are available in their market, while pick-your-own opportunities are available in the fall. Plus, each September, join them for their annual Sunflower Festival![33]

It is always wise to click and check to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (540) 323-0221.


CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN ORCHARD[34]

Where: Thurmont, MD | About 60-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons; click here[35] to see what’s ready for picking

With a strong history dating back to the 1950s in Frederick County, MD, Catoctin Mountain Orchard offers visitors the chance to enjoy picking cherries, pears, apples, and much more as they are seasonally available. Plus, they also offer a popular you-pick flower garden[36]! Click here[35] to see what’s in season.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (301) 271-2737.


MARKER-MILLER ORCHARDS[37]

Where: Winchester, VA | About 63-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Various seasons; click here[38] to see what’s ready for picking

Marker-Miller Orchards is open to the public for special events and pick-your-own opportunities throughout the year, including cut-your-own flowers (sold by the jar). To see what they have to offer, as well as field conditions, click[39] or call (540) 662-1980. // Last updated July 31, 2021


CENTER FOR MARYLAND AGRICULTURE & FARM PARK[40]

Where: Cockeysville, MD | About 72-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Sunflower picking at this destination typically begins late summer; find updates here[22]

Dedicated to promoting agricultural sustainability, the Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park in Baltimore County is home to many national and state resources for agricultural support. Reflecting Baltimore County’s agricultural traditions, the Center hosts a variety of educational activities and features barns, livestock stalls, pastures, crop operations, and a demonstration farm area.

In late summer, the public is invited to enjoy their bounty of sunflowers[41]! Enjoy a picnic, pick a bouquet, and explore all that the farm has to offer — trails, demonstration gardens, animals, history, and more.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (410) 887-8973.


THE SUNFLOWER GARDEN[42]

Where: Westminster, MD | About 72-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Flower picking at this destination typically begins late summer; find updates here[43]

Visitors will find more than just sunflowers at The Sunflower Garden in Westminster! Operating for almost 20-years, you can pick your own bouquets, wedding flowers, and more while stocking up on seasonal vegetables and other fresh market goodies! Click here[43] for seasonal updates.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (443) 865-2566.


GOLDPETAL FARMS[44]

Where: Chaptico, MD | About 80-miles from Dulles Airport
When: Early to mid-July 2021; find updates here[45]

Since 2015, Goldpetal Farms (formerly Ladybugs Alive!) has been creating mazes that provide education and plenty of memories to thousands of visitors each year. Located in Maryland, Goldpetal Farms also offers pick-your-own flowers during their peak season. You’ll find sunflowers and zinnias among the gorgeous landscape.

It is always wise to call ahead to see what is in season and the quality/quantity of the fields: (240) 587-7312.

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Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes and/or cancelations that might not be reflected above. Always call to confirm before participating.

Endnotes:
  1. BURNSIDE FARMS: http://www.burnsidefarms.com/
  2. Festival of Spring: https://dullesmoms.com/photo-review-burnside-farms-festival-of-spring/
  3. Summer of Sunflowers: https://dullesmoms.com/burnside-summer-of-sunflowers/
  4. FIELDS OF FLOWERS: https://www.loudounfieldsofflowers.com/
  5. Hours: https://www.facebook.com/loudounfieldsofflowers/posts/4045816895507515
  6. SEVEN OAKS LAVENDER FARM: http://www.sevenoakslavenderfarm.com/
  7. ROCKY POINT CREAMERY: https://www.rockypointcreamery.com/copy-of-party-room
  8. here: https://www.facebook.com/rockypointcreamery/
  9. GREAT COUNTRY FARMS: https://greatcountryfarms.com/farm-market-u-pick/pick-your-own-now-picking/
  10. here: https://greatcountryfarms.com/farm-market-u-pick/pick-your-own-now-picking/
  11. HOMESTEAD FARM: http://www.homestead-farm.net/
  12. click here: http://www.homestead-farm.net/
  13. MESSICK’S FARM MARKET: https://www.messicksfarmmarket.com/our-farm-offers/fun-things-to-do/
  14. here: https://dullesmoms.com/sunflower-festival/
  15. HOLLIN FARMS: http://www.hollinfarms.com/
  16. here: http://www.hollinfarms.com/pages/strawberries.html
  17. BUTLER’S ORCHARD: http://www.butlersorchard.com/
  18. here: https://www.butlersorchard.com/pick-your-own/crop-calendar/
  19. SUMMERS FARM: https://summersfarm.com/attractions/pick-your-own-pumpkin/
  20. here: https://summersfarm.com/pages/sunflower-festival
  21. VALLEY VIEW ACRES: https://www.facebook.com/valleyviewacresmd/
  22. here: https://marylandagriculture.org/pick-your-own/
  23. here: https://www.facebook.com/valleyviewacresmd/
  24. click and check to see: https://www.facebook.com/valleyviewacresmd/
  25. MACKINTOSH FRUIT FARM: http://www.mackintoshfruitfarm.com/
  26. pick-your-own Zinnias: https://www.facebook.com/MackintoshFruitFarm/posts/4349461685097311
  27. click: https://www.mackintoshfruitfarm.com/
  28. ROCK HILL ORCHARD: https://www.rockhillorchard.com/pick-your-own
  29. here: https://www.rockhillorchard.com/pick-your-own
  30. MARY’S LAND FARM: https://clarksvillesunflowerfestival.com/
  31. THE HOMESTEAD FARM AT FRUIT HILL ORCHARD: https://thehomesteadfarmatfruithillorchard.com/
  32. here: https://www.facebook.com/thehomesteadfarmatfruithillorchard
  33. Sunflower Festival!: https://www.facebook.com/events/351737669862410
  34. CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN ORCHARD: http://www.catoctinmountainorchard.com/flowers/
  35. here: http://www.catoctinmountainorchard.com/pick-your-own/
  36. popular you-pick flower garden: https://www.facebook.com/catoctinmountain/posts/4245138448871051
  37. MARKER-MILLER ORCHARDS: https://www.markermillerorchards.com/
  38. here: https://www.markermillerorchards.com/
  39. click: https://www.markermillerorchards.com/
  40. CENTER FOR MARYLAND AGRICULTURE & FARM PARK: http://www.marylandagriculture.org/
  41. bounty of sunflowers: https://marylandagriculture.org/pick-your-own/
  42. THE SUNFLOWER GARDEN: http://www.thesunflowergarden.com/
  43. here: https://www.facebook.com/theSunflowergarden/
  44. GOLDPETAL FARMS: https://goldpetalfarms.com/sunflower-maze-maryland/
  45. here: https://goldpetalfarms.com/sunflower-maze-maryland/

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