9 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: Please call ahead to see if the flower fields are open. Dates and hours may change depending on the weather.

Lavender Fields

Nettle Creek Lavender Farm

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


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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

Von Bergen’s Country Market


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  • Address: 9805 IL-173, Hebron
  • Cost: Weekdays – $8 adults, $6 kids ages 3-12; Weekends – $12 adults, $10 kids ages 3-12; kids 2 and under are always free

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.

Stade’s Farm and Market 


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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 $28 per vase, 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.

M&D Farms


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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

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).

Thompson Strawberry Farm


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  • Address: 14000 75th Street, Bristol, Wis.
  • Cost: $12 adults, $6 kids ages 3-10. Includes a half dozen pick-your-own sunflowers. Additional flowers cost $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.

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.

Richardson Adventure Farm

Explore 13 acres of sunflower fields with 25 different varieties of sunflowers. When visiting, families can also enjoy food trucks, carousel rides, animals and live music (during the weekends). Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome.

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