If you like us, love getting your serotonin boost from pretty flowers, this is the perfect time to be in Sydney. Vivid flowers are blooming everywhere around the city from pretty paper daisies to photogenic jacaranda. As nice as it is to enjoy the pops of colours around town, it’s even more special to have a pick-your-own flower experience. Fortunately, there are several picturesque flower fields, just a short drive outside city limits that offer seasonal pickings to flower enthusiasts. Check out some of our favourite places to go flower picking near Sydney below.
1. Glenbernie Family Farms
This family-run farm is located in the Hawkesbury area just a stone’s throw from Sydney. It’s big on local, seasonal and sustainable flower farming and offers a variety of flower-picking experiences including paper daisies and wheat fields. Their gorgeous sunflower farm is a popular hotspot for Sydneysiders looking to get their fill of blooming golden fields and available to pick from most of the year, subject to weather conditions. It also makes for the perfect backdrop for your Instagram photo. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for regular updates on what’s on. Read more about them here.
Distance from Sydney: An hour’s drive
📍610 Bells Line of Rd, Kurmond NSW 2757
2. Horseshoe Valley Farm
This small and picturesque family farm is nestled on the NSW Central Coast, just a short drive from Sydney. The farm comes to life with vibrant blooms during springtime with opportunities to pick your own as the weather gets nice and warm. With an array of seasonal flower varieties on offer, from sunflowers, cornflowers, foxgloves, sweetpeas and billy buttons, you can create your own kaleidoscope of colourful flowers that you can snip and take home with you. They are also commercial beekeepers with bees on site which means there’s always fresh honey for sale and if you time your visit well, there are also lambs at the venue that kids can feed and pet. Check out their Facebook page to see everything that’s on offer right now and get more information about them here.
Distance from Sydney: 1 hour-30 minute drive
📍830 Dicksons Rd, Dooralong NSW 2259
3. Woodstock Flower Farm
This small-scale flower farm offers a pick-your-own experience, called U Picks allowing flower enthusiasts to fill their buckets with the most vibrant blooms. Located just a 10-minute drive from Milton and Ulladulla, you can expect a variety of flowers including lovely dahlias, bold zinnias, snapdragons, celosia and of course, sunflowers. The experience is self-serve to make it extra fun, grab clippers and wander around the field while making the perfect arrangement of flowers. Follow their Facebook page for regular updates and check out their website for more.
Distance from Sydney: 3-hour drive
📍Woodstock Rd, Woodstock NSW 2538
4. The Giving Farm
Another farm on the Central Coast, The Giving Farm might be small in scale but it offers quite a variety for flower picking. You can find tulips, daffodils, ranunculi, lillies and cornflowers available for picking throughout spring along with sunflowers. Their wide variety of experiences also includes blueberry picking and fun events for the kids including animal feeding, feeding lamb and goats and options to learn more about native bees. Check out their diverse offerings here and follow their Facebook page for regular updates.
Distance from Sydney: 1 hour, 20 minutes
📍147 Durren Rd, Jilliby NSW 2259
If your flowers of choice are sunflowers, there are plenty of excellent options to pick-your-own in and around Sydney. One of our favourites is the family-owned Bloom Barn on the Central Coast, just a short drive from Sydney. The 60-acre farm often hosts pick-your-own sunflower events which are super dreamy complete with a coffee cart and marshmallows to roast. At the moment the farm is temporarily closed but give them a follow on Instagram for regular updates and keep an eye on their website for the next flower-picking event.
Distance from Sydney: 30-minute drive from Hornsby
📍1154 Peats Ridge Road, Peats Ridge, New South Wales 2250
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