From sunflowers to dahlias, wheat and cornflowers, NSW’s flower farms are diverse and stunning. Grab a basket and hit the field to pick your own blooms at these picturesque flower farms.
Featured flowers: dahlias & zinnias
Woodstock Flower Farm is a small-scale flower farm just 10 minutes’ drive from Milton and Ulladulla on the South Coast. The farm's pick-your-own experience, called U Picks, sees visitors fill jars or buckets with as many blooms that fit – including dahlias, zinnias, snapdragons, celosia, amaranth and sunflowers. The U Picks experience is open during spring and summer (if the weather is kind), and you’re also able to simply peruse the farm for a small fee per person. Woodstock’s Facebook page has the most up-to-date information on dates and booking, so be sure to check there ahead of visits.
Featured flowers: sunflowers & Australian wildflowers
Set in Kurmond in Sydney’s Hawkesbury region, this ‘slow flower farm’ promotes local, seasonal and sustainable flower farming. The family-friendly destination offers a pick-your-own flower experience where visitors can wander the golden sunflower fields picking the perfect bunch to take home. There are also Australian wildflowers such as everlasting daises and pink paper daises available throughout spring, plus a wheat field to pick from, too. Sunflower picking is available most of the year, though weather greatly affects availability. Check Glenburnie’s socials for updates on picking experiences.
Featured flowers: spring bulbs, sunflowers & blueberries
Just a 20-minute drive inland from Wyee on the Central Coast is The Giving Farm, a certified organic, small family farm growing flowers, fruits and vegetables. Here, sunflower picking is a mainstay from spring till May. During spring, tulips, Dutch iris’, daffodils, ranunculi, lillies, cornflowers and more are also available for picking. Blueberry picking hits the scene around October to December. Note, all experiences are season dependent, and you pay for what you pick.
Featured flowers: sunflowers
For endless sunflower heaven, get yourself down to the pick-your-own experience at Hunter Valley Sunflowers, a family-owned farm in Largs, just outside of Maitland in the Hunter Valley. With 1.2 hectares dedicated to sunflower growing, visitors are welcome to harvest their own, frolic through the field, take photos among the stalks or even enjoy a picnic surrounded by blooms. Pets are also more than welcome, as long as they’re on a lead. The farm is generally open between January and May, depending on weather, and there is a small general entry fee for adults (under 16s are free).
Featured flowers: sunflowers
More sunflower fun can be found at this small-scale pick-your-own spot just outside of Mudgee in Country NSW. Picking season at Mudgee Sunflowers begins around February or March, weather depending, and goes for about four weeks.
Featured flowers: dahlias & cornflowers
Dooralong, on the Central Coast, is where you’ll find Horseshoe Valley Farm & Apiary. When you head along for a leisurely flower picking experience, you’ll be provided with a cup to fill to your heart's desire. Explore rows of dahlias, sunflowers and cornflowers, then snip carefully and take home your colourful winnings.