Picture Perfect Flower Fields to Visit in Michigan

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic.

Flower fields are fun for the whole family. Young kids get a kick out of seeing and smelling the abundance of color, teens love scoring the perfect picture for Instagram and parents just enjoy the time spent with the kids.

If you’re looking for a bright outing, these local flower fields are a great place to visit — some even offer u-pick options so that you can take a piece of the destination home with you. 

Keep in mind that different flowers bloom at different times of the year. Tulips start blooming around May, lavender starts to come in in June and sunflowers don’t make an appearance until July or August. Make sure you plan your trip accordingly.

Looking for more things to do with kids? Check out our summer fun family guide!

Cranbrook House & Gardens

Find 40 acres of tree-covered trail, fantastic fountains, lakes streams and, of course, flowers. The Japanese Garden here is one of the oldest ones in North America and features leaf Petasities, purple Liriope and some Peonies. There’s an herb garden and reflecting pool, too. 

Debuck’s Sunflower Farm

Find more than 14 acres filled with 20-plus types of sunflowers. You can pick and cut sunflowers to take home for $25 a bucket or $7-$10 a bag. They even offer their Sunflower Festival in September. Plus, find other flowers, including lavender in the summer months, and other attractions like a combine slide, wagon rides and a corn maze in the fall. 

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

The grounds of the historic Ford House is filled with flower fields galore. Take a walk through The Meadow for a look at wildflowers or stop by the Rose Gardens to take in hundreds of roses in all colors. 

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Grandpa Tiny’s celebrate the summer with fields of sunflowers. They have a pumpkin patch in the fall, too.

Indigo Lavender Farms

Take a walk through fields of beautiful lavender and pick a bundle or two to take home. You can even get some lavender honey, diffuser spray, lip balm and more. 

Leelanau Peninsula Cherry Blossoms

  • Address: Traverse City 
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Take a springtime drive north on County Road 641 from M72 to take in some scenic cherry blossoms. When you’re done, make a stop at Sleeping Bear Dunes or one of the 26 wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. 

Manchester Blooms

This local flower field offers five acres of sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, cornflower and calendula. You can choose which flowers you’d like to pick.

Pleasant Hill Farm

This local family farm offers u-pick blueberries and other fruit like strawberries and peaches. The farm’s owners recently planted a four-acre poppy field in memory of their son. 

Veldheer Tulip Gardens

See rolling fields of pink, purple, yellow and red tulips in the spring and a 10-acre landscaped perennial garden in the summer and fall. Plus, take a tour of the wooden shoe factory and see some bison up close, too. 

Windmill Island Gardens

Find a 125-foot working Dutch windmill surrounded by 36 acres of gardens that feature tulips, lilies and more. 

Do you know of other great flower fields in Michigan? Tell us about them in the comments. 

This post was originally published in 2020 and is updated regularly.

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