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Flower Picking in the New York Area

Flower Picking in the New York Area

Tulip season is upon us! Here's where you can pick your own fresh tulips near NYC.

As the weather gets warmer, we can look forward to a slew of outdoor activities that we've all been missing throughout the winter. Why not spruce up your home with some freshly picked flowers? While many flowers at pick-your-own farms, including sunflowers, are not available until early summer, tulips are ready to blossom in mid-April and May.  

Please be aware that tulips bloom quickly.  Many farms have a limited time frame of only a few weeks to pick them.  We recommend planning your day trip to pick tulips soon in order to take advantage of this special spring activity.

The following farms offer tulip festivals and pick-your-own opportunities.  All of the farms listed below are located within 100 miles or less of New York City by car.  Each farm requires their guests over the age of 2 to wear masks in order to be COVID-compliant.  Plan to dress your kids in closed toe shoes in order to make the visit comfortable for all.  Get ready to tiptoe through the tulips and celebrate the changing of the seasons!

Flower Picking Near NYC

Dalton Farms

660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro, NJ
(856) 628-7313
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-7pm
Price: $12 (plus fees and NJ sales tax); U-pick tulips cost $1 per stem.

Dalton Farms’ Walk-Thru U-Pick Tulip season runs until April 25. This family owned farm is located approximately 100 miles from New York City. If you plan your visit for a weekend, the farm features food vendors and wine tasting. Families are welcome to check out the 6-acre lake on the property and explore the grounds. In addition to their tulips, Dalton Farms is now the home of 10 beehives. 1-pound bottles of Dalton Farms honey are available for purchase for $10 each. Families wishing to take photos with a professional photographer must procure a photographer day pass.

Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market

4558 Sound Ave. Riverhead
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Festival Hours: 9am-6pm, weekends, May 8-30
Price:  $7.95 per person. U-Pick tulips cost $1 per stem.
The Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market is located approximately 80 miles from New York City. This farm was started in 2001 by environmental advocates, Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht. There are many family friendly activities onsite including a bounce pad, play castle with swings, tube slide, and sand box, as well as free hayrides and farm animals. The farm is available for private birthday parties. If you plan to take professional photographs, the photographer should submit a photo shoot application. More information can be found here.

Holland Ridge Farms

86 Rues Road, Cream Ridge, NJ
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Hours: Choose between 3 time slots each day, Monday-Sunday: 9am-12pm; 12–3pm; 3–6pm. The U-Pick tulip schedule runs April 13–27.
Price: All guests require a ticket to enter the farm. U-pick tulips cost $1 per stem. Adult (Ages 13–61) $12.80. Seniors (Age 62+) and Military $10.66. Child (Ages 3–12) $8.53. Infants (Age 0 – 2) Free.
Holland Ridge Farms is located approximately 70 miles from New York City and includes 60 acres of flowers. The farm provides plastic buckets for you to carry your stems. Family friendly activities include a tractor-pulled hayride, farm animals, as well as pony rides and a petting zoo, which are only available on the weekends. A bakery and food trucks are onsite. The farm also includes a Dutch themed souvenir shop. If you plan to take professional photographs, there is no additional fee for photographers.

Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden

663 Wading River Road. Manorville
(631) 878-8653
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Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Sunday starting April 17.
Price: Tickets can only be purchased at the gate.
The Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden is located less than 100 miles from New York City. The Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden planted over 500,000 tulips and other spring flowers this year for families to enjoy. Other attractions include mini golf, tractor pedal cars, and barnyard animals. If you plan your visit for a weekend, the farm features live music and food vendors. This is a pet friendly farm, so bring your dog as long as they are on a leash. The Waterdrinker Family Farm and Garden will host a tulip festival, which will take place for 4-5 weeks beginning on April 17, but does not offer pick-your-own opportunities at this time. If you plan to take professional photographs, there is no additional fee for photographers.

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