Editor’s note: We’re making every effort to provide you with the most up-to-date information. However, there may be last minute closures due to Covid-19. We highly recommend that you call ahead or check a farm’s website before you pack your kids  (and all those snacks, and diapers…) and haul them across town. Stay safe!

Grab your wellies, your buckets and your cameras, and make a bee line to one of these flower farms–each within an hour drive from downtown DC.

photo: Charlotte Coneybeer via Unsplash 


Burnside Farms
Sunflowers reign supreme during summer months. With over eight acres of flowers, this spectacular pick-your-own venue is one of the largest in the entire world. Really! Note: Purchase tickets ($8) beforehand as they are not available at the gate.

2570 Logmill Rd.
Haymarket, VA
Online: burnsidefarms.com

Butlers Orchard
Located in Germantown, Md and open for 65 years, this orchard is filled to the brim with different crops to choose from. Peonies are available until mid-June with other varieties available through July. There is even an area for farm picnics and a lovely market with snacks for the entire fam to enjoy. Insider suggestion: the blueberry lemon buckle is sososo nommy!

22200 Davis Mill Rd.
Germantown, MD
Online: butlersorchard.com

Rockhill Orchard
The flower arrangement possibilities are endless here. There are tons of different flowers that are always in bloom and the farm even has guided tours. There’s even a creamery with a tractor ride to the dairy farm! Your little one will LOVE it.

28600 Ridge Rd.
Mount Airy, MD
Online: rockhillorchard.com

Fields of Flowers
From mid-May until the first frost, families can wander through the acres of flowers and snip and pick at leisure. Once you’ve had your fill, bring your bucket to a workstation where you can clean and prune your bouquet to perfection.

37879 Allder School Rd.
Purcellville, VA
Online: loudounfieldsofflowers.com

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
This mother-daughter business has been inviting guests to enjoy their scented hillside for 18 years. Lavender is available for picking through mid-July; stems are 15 cents each. Don’t forget to nab a picture in the gazebo in the middle of the purple fields.

8769 Old Dumfries Rd.
Catlett, VA
Online: sevenoakslavenderfarm.com

—Meghan Yudes Meyers and Miller Jackson


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