The 9 Best Flower Picking Spots Near NYC

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The 9 Best Flower Picking Spots Near NYC

With the summer season coming up, why not indulge in a full-day affair with beautiful flowers that you can even bring home! Scattered around the New York City area are several farms with freshly bloomed flowers this season. You-Pick experiences are a great opportunity for kids to discover and learn about plants and sustainable agriculture practices. Many farm’s picking dates vary due to blooming seasons, so be sure to check out their websites prior to your visit to make sure you plan accordingly! 

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Terhune Orchards
13 Van Kirk Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
1 Hour 40 min from Midtown Manhattan

Terhune Orchard is a family-owned sustainably recognized farm. They have a number of features such as a farm store, winery, Pick-Your-Own, farm animals and fresh New Jersey produce.  Not only do they have flowers available for picking, but a vast selection of fruits, vegetables, and berries. Check out their Pick-Your-Own Schedule for approximate dates as each season brings different crops!

Melick’s Town Farm
170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, New Jersey 08858
1 Hour from Midtown Manhattan

As the largest apple orchard in New Jersey, this farm has so much to offer. With a wide variety of produce to choose from, come and pick your very own flowers along with some fruits, vegetables to share with family and friends this summer! Be sure to check out their Pick-Your-Own flower fields and beware of the beautiful butterflies roaming around their fields!

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930
1.5 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Add a pop of color to your home with a freshly picked bouquet from Alstede Farms! Bloom season begins in July through Mid-September so you there’s plenty of time to plan your visit. After your picking, cool off with a scoop or smoothie at their ice cream stand!

Pleasant Valley Lavender
288 Pleasant Valley Rd, Morganville, NJ 07751
1.5 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Pleasant Valley Lavender’s U-Pick services are best starting Mid-June through Early-July. The farm offers not only a wonderful view but an amazing fragrance! Come and enjoy the wonderful lavender experience they have to offer. 

Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd. Medford, NJ 08055
1 Hour 45 Min from Midtown Manhattan

What better way to spend a day this summer than to be surrounded by sunflowers! Johnson’s Corner Farm has been growing sunflowers for years. Visit their farm and participate in their Sunflower Celebration filled with flower picking, wagon rides, pictures, and even a sunflower maze! Bring the joy home with your own personal bundle. 

Brittany Hollow Farms
7141 Albany Post Rd, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
2 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Starting June 26th, Brittany Hollow Farms welcomes eager flower pickers to their farm. Purchase a gallon bucket and fill it with flowers of your choice. From celosia to sunflowers, get ready to come home with the perfect bouquet! 

Fishkill Farms
9 Fishkill Farm Rd Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
2 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Stop by Fishkill farms for a variety of fresh produce! Not only do they have flower picking almost all year long, but have fruits and vegetables as well. Parents can check out their cider bar for a refreshing tree-to-glass experience.  

Germantown Farms
Germantown, New York
2.5 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Stop by Germantown Farms and pick flowers for a good cause. This farm located in the Hudson Valley donates 100% of U-Pick profits to a Germantown non-profit of your choice. Save the date because their farm will be open from June through September! 

Lavenlair Farm
437 Deweys Bridge Road, Whitehall NY 12887
3 Hours from Midtown Manhattan

Summer is almost here and so is the U-Pick season at Lavenlair Farm. Located in the Adirondacks, visiting this beautiful farm is a great way to spend a day this summer. Come home with a fresh bouquet and fresh honey available for purchase!