Beautiful Flower Fields Worth the Drive from Metro Detroit

Flower fields are the perfect spot to snap an Insta-worthy family pic while enjoying the outdoors.

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 in the outdoors.

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!

Flower fields near metro Detroit

Chacko Farms

Opens mid-July 2024

This inclusive farm invites everyone to come enjoy its flowers, farm animals and more. U-pick flower cutting operates on a pay-what-you-can model. Vases, water and scissors are provided at no cost. 

Debuck’s Sunflower Farm

2024 dates TBA

Find more than 14 acres filled with 20-plus types of sunflowers. You can pick and cut sunflowers to take home starting at $25 per bucket. They even offer their Sunflower Festival in August. 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. 

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Photo credit: Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Open now

 

Grandpa Tiny’s celebrate the summer with fields of sunflowers. The Frankenmuth Flower Festival is Aug. 2-4. 2024. They have a pumpkin patch in the fall, too.

Indigo Lavender Farms

Photo credit: Kayla Spencer Photography

Open now

 

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 

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

Opens mid-July 2024

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

2024 dates TBA

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

Opens May 2024

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

Opens April 13, 2024

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


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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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