10 Beautiful Cutting Gardens Around the USA


cutting gardens

I recently visited this gorgeous cutting garden in Germany and it got me thinking about all the pretty cutting gardens back at home! I thought it would be fun to make a list of some u-pick flower farms around the US. Most are open in the summer, some in the spring too. Bring some clippers, a bucket of water and a few friends for a fun flower cutting session! Flower farms are much more inexpensive than florists, so it’s a cheap way to buy cut flowers for a party or wedding. It’s also a great family activity for a Saturday! A good way to find out about cutting gardens is to go for a drive through the country or visit a farmer’s market and ask the vendors if they allow guests to their farms. I’ve gathered a list of some great flower farms around the country that let you come and pick your own stems. Do you have a favorite u-pick flower farm in your own town you’d like to share? Leave it in the comments!

  • Hellerick’s Family Farm 1 of 10
    Hellerick's Family Farm
    Hellerick's Family Farm in Doylestown, PA hosts a flower picking festival every September! Visit to take home some of their famous zinnias!
    More info at Hellerick's Family Farm.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
  • Take Your Pick Flower Farm 2 of 10
    Take Your Pick Flower Farm
    Recently chosen as one of the "Top U-Pick Farms in the USA, " Take Your Pick Flower Farm has over a 1/2 acre of annuals and perennials for people to come and pick from. They are located in upstate New York.
    More info at Take Your Pick Flower Farm.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
  • Little River Farm 3 of 10
    Little River Farm
    At this certified organic farm in Buxton, Maine, you can pick your own selection from their field of thousands of annuals and perennials.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
    More info at Little River Flower Farm.
  • Sauvie Island Farms 4 of 10
    Sauvie Island Farms
    On a little island outside of Portland, Oregon, you can visit Sauvie Island Farms. They have a flower field you can pick from in addition to pick your own berries, peaches, pumpkins and Christmas trees, depending on the season!
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
    More info at Sauvie Island Farms.
  • Omena Cut Flowers 5 of 10
    Omena Cut Flowers
    Located in Michigan, Omena Cut Flowers has over twenty-three flower beds to pick from that include over forty varieties of annuals and perennials.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
    More info at Omena Cut Flowers.
  • New Oak Ranch 6 of 10
    New Oak Ranch
    Visit New Oak Ranch to pick your own Lavender from their 5,000 plants.
    More info at New Oak Ranch.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
  • The Cutting Garden 7 of 10
    The Cutting Garden
    Pick your own flowers any weekend June through September at The Cutting Garden, outside of Seattle.
    More info at The Cutting Garden.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.
  • Melick’s Family Farm 8 of 10
    Melick's Family Farm
    Check out this beautiful flower farm outside of New Jersey. You can pick your own flowers July through September, seven days a week!
    More info at Melick's Town Farm.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
  • Parlee Farms 9 of 10
    Parlee Farms
    Pick zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers and gladiolas at this charming farm outside of Nashua, NH.
    More info at Parlee Farms.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss.
  • Fields of Flowers 10 of 10
    Fields of Flowers
    At this farm in Virginia you can pick your own flowers from May until October (or the first frost).
    More info at Fields of Flowers.
    Photo by Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding.

Top photo: Chelsea Fuss for Project Wedding. All other photos from respective sources. 

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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