Canada has many vibrant flower farms for you to visit this summer.While most working flower farms are closed to the public, a few scattered around Canada offer cut-flower sales, pick-your-own fields, and other opportunities to enjoy the blossoms in a gorgeous country. A few farms also provide special events like small flower-arranging workshops and interactive guided tours.
When organizing a visit, call ahead to avoid disappointment because certain flowers have very short growing seasons. Respect the farm’s guest policies, and don’t leave without bringing home an armful of freshly-cut blooms.
Alchemy Farm, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Flowers are produced organically and permaculture-style on this 10-acre farm in Salt Spring Island’s Burgoyne Fulford Valley. Flower arranging classes and other programs are available, and you can arrange an interactive garden tour online until September 15.
Birchwood Meadows, Sturgeon County, AB – Canada flower farms
Birchwood Meadows’ aromatic u-pick flower garden will open on July 20 this year, and a beautiful festival highlighting the farm’s 8 acres of sunflowers will take place in August. Everything from sweet peas to cosmos and anemones is available, all priced per stem.
Eagle Creek Farms, Red Deer County, AB – Canada flower farms
Alberta’s family-run vegetable and flower farm use no synthetic fertilizers or herbicides. This year, starting on August 7, you can visit the farm and pick your flora, including sunflowers, lilies, gladiolas, decorative grasses, zinnias, and more.
Dahlia May Flower Farm, Trenton, ON
Melanie Harrington’s fragrant, heirloom blossoms — grown without pesticides — can be seen at the company’s lovely farm stand in Trenton and the Codrington Farmers’ Market. Her Instagram account has 71K followers. Floral-arranging workshops and excursions are available from August to September, according to the farm’s website.
Black Fox Farm & Distillery, Saskatoon, SK
From late July until the first frost, you may swing by Saskatoon’s Black Fox Farm and fill a bucket with colorful flowers for $35. Depending on the week, zinnias, peonies, lilies, dahlias, sunflowers, and other flowers.
Andrews’ Scenic Acres, Milton, ON
Andrews’ Scenic Acres, a known farm for pick-your-own fruits, also has a reasonably priced pick-your-own floral alternative. Gladiolas, sunflowers, dahlias, lilies, and peonies can be found in the fields depending on the month. The farm has an admission price and attractions such as wagon rides, a kids’ playground, and a farm animal corral.
Terre Bleu, Milton, ON – Canada flower farms
Terre Bleu, Ontario’s largest lavender farm (and possibly its most photogenic), offers guided walking tours, an apiary, and 9 different lavender kinds at its Milton location. This summer, a second venue, The Ruins, will open nearby, with fields of red, chamomile, phacelia, and sunflowers. Admission is not inexpensive, but you can save money by purchasing a timed ticket online ahead of time.
Country Cut Flowers, Newmarket, ON
This lovely Newmarket flower farm offers cut-your-own visits from late July to September (details available on the farm’s Facebook and Instagram pages). There are also bouquets and subscriptions available and classes on botanical dyeing, peony arranging, and other topics.
Garden Party, St. Agatha, ON
On weekends between Mother’s Day and Thanksgiving, you may choose your organic flowers from the field — $20 for whatever blossoms you can hold in your hand or fit in a canning jar — or buy ready-picked bouquets. Along with delphinium, zinnias, and peonies, the farm grows lesser-known flowers such as hollyhocks, hyssop, and astilbe. There are seasonal workshops as well as an autumn bulb and perennial sale.
Seafoam Lavender, Seafoam, NS
From mid-May to mid-October, you may explore the aromatic gardens at this boutique lavender farm in Nova Scotia. The farm shop sells a wide variety of all-natural, handcrafted lavender beauty and food products.