17 Colorful Michigan Flower Farms that Want You to Come Flower Picking

Flower Farms With Summer Flower Picking

Looking for a unique experience that will brighten up your 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.

U-Pick Flowers FAQs

How does flower picking work?

The process for picking flowers at flower farms varies by location but 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?

  • Wear clothes you’re comfortable getting dirty.
  • Consider rainboots for trudging through the fields.

  Michigan Flower Farms for Flower Picking


– Many farms are cash or check only.
– Please be respectful of the fields these farmers work hard to cultivate. This is their livelihood.

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

Dahlia Acres Farms

4763 Baldwin Street, 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.

You can also buy tubers here. Details

Flower Picking at Dahlia Farms

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 precut flowers to make your own bouquet. Details

Muddy Acres Flower Farm in Plymouth MI

Jazz Blueberry Farm & Flowers

7223 W Grant Rd, Shelby, MI 49455

Type of Flowers: Peonies, tulips, and sunflowers.
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 Highway, Ottawa Lake, MI 49267

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

Lots of great-looking flowers for cutting right now! 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

Secret Garden at Brys Estate


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

Flower Farms in Michigan: The Secret Garden at Brys Estate

31 Petals You Pick Flower Farm

East, Coleman Rd, Kewadin, MI 49648

Type of Flowers: A wide variety, including salvia, rudbeckia, mint, zinnias, phlox, lavender, iris, delphinium, cosmos, and more.
Flower Picking Schedule: Open May – October

This farm is a self-serve u pick flower farm in northern Michigan.

Everything you need to pick flowers is provided: a container, water, and scissors. You can bring your own supplies if you’d like.

Payments accepted are cash, check, or Venmo.


31 Petals You Pick Flower Farm

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 and perennials.

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.) Price List

Flower Farm Details

Omena Cut Flowers Flower Farm

Fieldsview Farm

608 71st St, South Haven, MI 49090

Type of Flowers: Snapdragon, zinnia, sunflower, ranunculus, delphinium.
Flower Picking Schedule: U-pick opens in July

Wild riots of flowers here, and you can also purchase pre-picked bouquets. Bring your own scissors for flower picking. Details

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 to October with the largest portion available from the end of July to early October. Winter blooms also available. Details

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

Bucket of flowers at Manchester Blooms

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

Lavender Fields Farm

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

Flower fields at Ankley Family Farm

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

A beautiful bouquet at Bremer Produce in Hudsonville

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

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, so bring your camera. Details

Snapdragons in July at Old Mission Flowers

Van Houtte Farms

69475 Romeo Plank Rd, Armada, MI 48005

Type of Flowers: Wide variety.
Flower Picking Schedule: July – fall

Purchase a wristband and mason jar and cut your own bouquet of flowers for $15 or “buzz around” without cutting flowers for $6/person.

Bring your own clippers or borrow theirs. Details

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 opened for the season on 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

Dahlias at Schell Family Farm

Lavender in Michigan typically blooms mid-summer in Michigan

List and map of where and when you can see & pick sunflowers

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1 thought on “17 Colorful Michigan Flower Farms that Want You to Come Flower Picking”

  1. 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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