What says spring more than a vista of colourful, blooming flowers? We know a trip to the pumpkin patch is a must for fall, and we love to pick berries in summer, but visiting a flower farm is a spring endeavour is a must—think of all the picturesque photo-ops! These flower fields in cottage country are ready to welcome visitors for the season and offer everything from pick-your-own experiences to floral design advice (and the perfect photo backdrop).
Tulip lovers won’t be disappointed by this beautiful, newer farm in the Niagara region, where you get to take home 10 tulips per person with the purchase of your entry ticket. There are also photography packages for those looking to use the farm as an Instagram, engagement, or bachelorette party backdrop.
Operating since 1980, Andrews Scenic Acres offers up a lovely stretch of land for dedicated school tours, corporate events, birthday parties, and even summer camp. Starting May 7, you can purchase tickets to visit and pick your own flowers—from dahlias in the spring to sunflowers later in the summer and fall.
Country Cut puts together beautiful bouquets for sale, but they also invite visitors to pick their own in the flower fields—tickets sell based on the availability of specific blooms, so be sure to plan in advance. For a varied, unique bouquet, make sure to check out the mixed flower beds with everything from peonies to zinnias.
Are you interested in adding a wine tasting to your flower field experience? You can do just that at Bonnieheath, a historic property converted into a beautiful winery. Plus, scenic lavender fields border the property—it’ll smell like heaven!
Those in the Ottawa area may be familiar with the annual tulip festival, but, of course, those aren’t up for picking. But, this farm just outside the city has tulips you can pick and makes for an easy visit if you cottage in the area. Green Corners also offers you-pick for other types of flowers throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
A favourite among those looking for a pick-your-own experience, the flower fields at Lochland Botanicals also have fresh herbs you can add to your basket. Visitors can also browse a suite of products available, like homemade tea and honey.
Dahlia May prides itself on growing flowers sustainably, and the farm stand is now open for browsing, with unique arrangements that reflect the season. They also offer floral design and decor services.
Those familiar with PEC know the lavender farm is a staple on the tourist circuit—it’s an easy, pretty place to stop and relax. This farm is also a bed and breakfast, and has an extensive shop with unique products like lavender-infused vinegar and herbs.
Garden Party has nearly two acres dedicated to pick-your-own flower fields and requires tickets you must book in advance. If you’d like to up your floral arrangement skills, they also provide workshops.
Looking for a fun date idea? Beyond a pick-your-own experience and specific accommodations for photos, Windecker Woods offers an exclusive picnic date option, which includes a charcuterie platter, a bonfire, and a tour of the scenic property.