Picture Perfect Flower Fields to Visit in Michigan

Flower fields make for the perfect socially-distant spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic. Check out these local spots including sunflowers, lavender and more.

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 (and social distance-friendly) 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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, some attractions at these spots may be closed and there may be safety protocols that you are required to follow. Check ahead before you go.

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 $20 a bucket or $5-$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

  • Address: 631 N. Van Dyke Road, Imlay City 
  • Phone: 810-417-0909
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Call for details

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
  • Hours: Any
  • Cost: Free

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.

Misty Meadow Lavender

  • Address: 7377 Hartland Road, Fenton 
  • Phone: 248-830-2970
  • Hours: Contact for details
  • Cost: $5/lavender bunch, $1/sunflower or $5/6 sunflowers 

Find seven different kinds of sunflowers and 30 types of sunflowers to frolic in and 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

  • Address: 12755 Quincy St., Holland 
  • Phone: 616-399-1900 ext. 0 
  • Hours: Contact for details 
  • Cost: $12/adult, $6/kids 3-13, free/under 3 

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

  • Address: 1 Lincoln Ave., Holland 
  • Phone: 616-355-1300 
  • Hours: Contact for details 
  • Cost: $10/adults, $5/kids 3-15, free/kids under 3

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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