12 Beautiful Flower Fields Worth the Drive

Flower fields as far as the eye can see? There’s something about the beauty of flowers that can add a little sunshine to your day. If frolicking through the flower fields sounds like a fun time then make sure to grab your camera and take note of these flower fields worth the drive from Chicago that will surely bring a smile to your face.

Note: We’re updating our website as quickly as we can, but changes may occur due to COVID-19. Please double check before heading out for the most updated information on flower fields availability, safety precautions and any last-minute closings. Stay safe!

Tulip Fields

Richardson Adventure Farm

 

In 2021, Richardson Adventure Farm will host its first Tulip Festival. The farm plans to bloom 5 acres of bulbs in various colors. There will also be an area where you can pick-your-own tulips. Other activities include free games to play like giant checkers and Jenga, food trucks and more. 

Veldheer Tulip Gardens

Michigan’s Holland is known for its Tulip Time Festival in May. But if you want to see tulip fields up close, head to Veldheer Tulip Gardens where farmers plant around 5 million tulip bulbs each year. Peak tulip bloom should be around May 3. 

Lavender Fields

Nettle Creek Lavender Farm

June 5-Oct. 2, 2021

Located on 4 acres next to Nettle Creek, the small farm has been growing lavender for more than 20 years with over 1,000 lavender plants blooming at various times from June-September. In addition, they grow a variety of cut flowers and offer U-pick around mid-August (appointment only).

Find an herb display garden at the front of the property, a small apiary and walk around the field just behind the farm stand. You can also simply relax at the gazebo, benches or bistro tables located around the property. At the farm stand, they sell honey as well as other lavender and herb-inspired products using the honor system.

New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm

Opens mid-May

Conveniently located between Madison and Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo, New Life Lavender and Cherry Farm boasts more than 25 varieties of lavender, 10,000 lavender plants and 5 acres of wildflower fields. The lavender farm is a great diversion and perfect place to stop and stretch your legs, smell the flowers and indulge in lavender goodies such as homemade lavender ice cream or their homemade lavender and cherry pie. Yum! 

Sunflower Fields

Note: Sunflower season typically runs from late July until early September. Check back during that time to find the most-updated information on these sunflower fields below.

Von Bergen’s Country Market

  • Address: 9805 IL-173, Hebron
  • Cost: $5 per person, ages 3 and under free. Sunflowers available for purchase for $2 per stem.

Enjoy the lovely beauty surrounding you as you meander through the sunflower maze with ample photo stops including oversized chairs and platforms. After exiting the maze, continue the fun with more photo opportunities including one on a tractor.

Kids will likely head straight to the play area or the “train.” Say hello to their farm animals including their adorable pot-bellied pig. When hunger strikes grab food at Crandall’s Restaurant food truck, where they serve chicken and waffles.

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy a nice walk through the sunflower maze with plenty of photo stops. As you stroll through, take your pick of sunflowers from the many varieties that you see. (Don’t forget to borrow their pruning shears to cut your own sunflower.) When you’re done make sure to pick out a few veggies to bring home.

Stade’s Farm and Market 

Simply wander through the sunflower field, take all the photos, then channel your inner Joanna Gaines by purchasing one of their awesome galvanized vases. For $25, you can fill it up with as many flowers including zinnias that your heart desires. Interested in picking veggies? They have other things to pick such as green beans and peppers.

Heap’s Pumpkin Farm

 

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Looking for flowers … and pumpkins? Head on over to Heap’s Pumpkin Farm where they’ll have both waiting for you! Endless photo ops await with over 5 acres of sunflowers and 1 acre of zinnias. Cut your own flowers to take home then enjoy the unlimited access to all other activities on the farm.

M&D Farms

 

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  • Address: 14946 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen
  • Cost: $5 per person on weekdays, $7 per person on Saturdays and Sundays, ages 3 and under are free. $2.50 for fresh-cut sunflowers

Strike a pose with the sunflower field in the background. Want photos with your fur babies? Leashed pets are allowed in the field.

Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch

 

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Their one-and-a-half acre U-Pick flower fields are bursting with color. A few of the flowers ready for the picking include sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, marigolds and black eyed susans. Frolic through the 4-acre wildflower meadow and sunflower field. Taking a photo in front of the vintage truck full of flowers is priceless! Come for the U-Pick flowers, stay for their delicious donuts (weekends only).

County Line Orchard

Soak in the sun in the sunflower field and find your perfect sunflower. Don’t feel like looking for your own sunflower? They sell them too. Stay for more fun on the farm like the kids farm, maze and train.

Thompson Strawberry Farm

  • Address: 14000 75th Street, Bristol, Wis.
  • Cost: $25 per car (up to 6 people), more than 6 people is $5 per person. Includes a dozen pick-your-own sunflowers or zinnias. Additional flowers cost $1 per flower or $10 per dozen.

This famous strawberry farm has opened up a 15-acre sunflower patch. Walk through the paths, take in the natural beauty and find a dozen of your favorite sunflowers to bring home. Don’t forget to bring something to cut the flowers with as well as a vase or bag to put them in. Water will be provided for your flowers.


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This article originally published on Aug. 6, 2020. It has been updated with the most recent information. 

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