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Ann Arbor Sunflower Fields

The Best Ann Arbor Sunflower Fields For Pictures and U-Pick

Are you wondering where are there Sunflower Farms Near me? There are quite a few options for sunflower picking near Ann Arbor.

Some farms allow you to pick sunflowers near us. Other sunflower fields in Ann Arbor area are just for looking and photographing.

When do Sunflowers Bloom in Michigan?

There is a wide range of sunflower picking seasons across the different sunflower fields. Some local sunflower farms open in early July, others in August. Some have long seasons, others have short sunflower seasons.

Some farms with long seasons talk about different varieties becoming available later. My guess is the season depends on how many varieties you have and when each one blooms.

Find Sunflower Fields Near Me

Are you looking for sunflower fields in Michigan – or near your travels? Check out our map to find the best options in southeast Michigan.

Best Sunflower Fields Near Ann Arbor for Looking/Pictures

The sunflower fields below are just for visiting. You can observe the fields and take personal pictures. However, you cannot pick the flowers. They will often have fresh cut sunflowers available at their market or shop.

New for 2023, Zilke Sunflower Festival has a Sunflower Labyrinth!

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Jacob’s Fresh Farm

Current Season: 8/9 - First Field Done, Second field opens next week. Great picking on heads to use for seeds 7/19 - Sunflowers in market.
Admission: $5 and includes 5 upick sunflowers. Kids 10 & under are free

About Jacob’s Fresh Farm

Jacob’s Fresh Farm is an all natural farm that uses no synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals. They are a 40 acre farm. Half of the land is for farm markets and CSA program. They offer u-pick on Strawberries, Lavender, Sunflowers, and pumpkins. Please call ahead to verify u-pick availability.

Crops: Strawberries Pumpkins Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides

Food:

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Limited Spray

Location

Jacob’s Fresh Farm, 475 North Fletcher Road, Dexter, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Zilke Sunflower Festival

Current Season: August 4-27
Admission: Weekends: $8 (ages 12-64), $3 (ages 4-11), $4 (ages 65+). Weekdays: save $5/adults

About Zilke Sunflower Festival

Zilke Vegetable Farm has a 3 acre sunflower field. It is open to the public in August. New for 2023 is a Sunflower Labyrinth! Wander the path through half a million sunflowers. Explore the paths through the sunflowers and capture some great photos* of the kids amid the blooms. They will also have photo-op setups,…

Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers

Activities:

Food:

Market Products: Other Grocery Items

Location

Zilke Vegetable Farm, 12491 Carpenter Road, Milan, MI, USA

Farm Hours

8a-4p

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at DeBuck’s Family Farm

Current Season: 2023: August 9-27
Admission: $9.95

About DeBuck’s Family Farm

DeBuck’s Family Farm offers a variety of family fun. In the summer, they have lavender and sunflowers. In fall, they have a corn maze and pumpkin patch. During fall they offer a family fun area with other attractions like Bounce Pads, Human Foosball, pedal trikes, and more.

Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities

Food: Donuts, Other Baked Goods, Other Meals

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Location

DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, 50240 Martz Road, Belleville, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Summer (Lavender & Sunflowers)
Wednesdays & Fridays: 10a-4p
Saturdays & Sundays: 10a-6p
Fall (Corn Maze & Pumpkins)
Saturdays & Sundays 10a-6p
October Thursdays & Fridays: 10a-4p


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Sunflower Picking Farms Near Ann Arbor

These sunflower fields allow u-pick – or just looking.

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm

Current Season: 2023: Opening 9/2-3 and 9/9-10
Admission:
Picking Cost:

About Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm

Pumpkin Hook’s Pumpkin Farm is a new farm opening for 2023 in Dundee. They have pumpkins, gourds, sunflowers, crafts, antiques, donuts & more.

Crops: Pumpkins Sunflowers

Activities:

Food:

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Location

180 Pumpkin Hook Road, Dundee, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Saturdays & Sundays noon-4p

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Gust Brothers Flower & Produce Farm

Current Season: Sunflower Trail opened July 20, 2023
Admission: $5/sunflower trail
Picking Cost: $10/mason jar

About Gust Brothers Flower & Produce Farm

Gust Flower & Produce Farm offers cut-your-own flowers, a 4 acre sunflower trail, and pick-your-own vegetables. Note, there is no cutting on the sunflower trail, there is a separate cutting area. For 2022, they have added photo props to the trail to along with the tractor, truck and swing. They also have a country store…

Crops: Sunflowers

Activities:

Food: Other Baked Goods

Market Products: Jams & Jellies

Location

Gust Flower and Produce Farm, Rodesiler Highway, Ottawa Lake, MI, USA

Farm Hours

10a-8p daily

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Manchester Blooms

Current Season: Opened July 20
Admission:
Picking Cost: $10-30 based on size. Save $1 if you re-use a Manchester Bloom container from a previous visit

About Manchester Blooms

Manchester Blooms Flower Farm is a 5 acre space with more than a dozen giant flower beds separated by wide grass rows.

Crops: Sunflowers

Activities:

Food:

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Location

Manchester Blooms U-Pick Flower Farm, Bethel Church Road, Manchester, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10a-2p
Thursdays & Fridays: 10a-6p
Saturdays & Sundays 10a-5p
Please arrive at least 1/2 hr before closing
Tuesdays are private group u-pick
Closed Mondays

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Muddy Acres Flower Farm

Current Season: 8/12: Select days for u-pick
Admission: $10 - Just Looking
Picking Cost: $34.95 - Will Cut & Create Bouquet

About Muddy Acres Flower Farm

Muddy Acres offers U-Pick Farm Visits and has sunflowers. Since they are primarily a cut-flower farm, most of their sunflowers are harvested early in the bloom stages. A limited number are available for u-pick. Advance reservations are required, and they do sell-out. When you buy your ticket, you can choose a just looking pass or…

Crops: Sunflowers

Activities:

Food:

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Location

Muddy Acres Flower Farm, Warren Road, Plymouth, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Schell Family Farm

Current Season: 8/9: Yellow sunflowers not available this year. Multi-colored sunflowers and wildflowers available
Admission: TBA
Picking Cost: TBA

About Schell Family Farm

Head to Schell Family Farm for wildflowers, sunflowers, pumpkins, apples, Christmas Trees, and more.

Crops: Pumpkins Peaches Apples Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides

Food: Cider, Donuts

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Location

10055 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI, USA

Farm Hours

through Labor Day: 9a-4p Thursdays-Sundays

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Slow Farm

Current Season: 7/19 - Sunflowers available for picking
Admission: Free
Picking Cost: Not listed

About Slow Farm

Slow Farm is a certified organic farm that offers U-Pick on select produce. They also have a diversified farm with many different crops. Crops are available as both u-pick and at their farm stand. Slow Farm grows mostly heirloom or Slow Food Ark of Taste varieties, many from locally grown seeds. Their biggest u-pick crop…

Crops: Asparagus Strawberries Sunflowers

Activities:

Food:

Market Products: Fresh Produce

Organic Farm

Location

Slow Farm, 4700 Whitmore Lake Road, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Varies by picking conditions.
Farmstand is staffed Wednesday-Sunday 9a-3p and self-serve daily dawn to dusk
9a-3p for Strawberry season Wednesday-Sunday

Field of Sunflowers

Sunflowers at Spicer Orchards

Current Season: 8/12: No longer listed on the now picking site. 7/13: Now picking
Admission: Photo Pass: $5/small group (3-5 people includes 1 stem), $10/large group (6-10, incudes 2 stems). $25/large group (includes 3 stems)
Picking Cost: $3/stem, $10/5 stems, $18/bucket.

About Spicer Orchards

Spicer Orchards is a large orchard in Fenton that offers a wide variety of u-pick fruits as well as sunflowers, a corn maze, and even Santa. They are one of the only orchards offering u-pick cherries with both sweet and tart cherries. It is always fun to watch their pitting machine go to work on…

Crops: Strawberries Blueberries Raspberries Pumpkins Cherries Peaches Apples Pears Sunflowers

Activities: Wagon/Hay Rides Animals Play Area Fall Activities Winter Holiday Activities

Food: Cider, Donuts, Ice Cream, Sandwiches, Other Meals, Winery, Alcoholic Beverages

Market Products: Fresh Produce, Jams & Jellies, Unpopped Popcorn, Baked Items, Other Grocery Items

Location

Spicer Orchards Farm Market, Cider Mill, Fudge, Bakery, 10411 Clyde Road, Fenton, MI, USA

Farm Hours

Summer: First wagon at 8a.
After Labor Day First Wagon at 9a
Last wagon goes out at 5:30p, returns around 6:15p
Market closes at 7p

Tips for Visiting a Sunflower Farm

Our friends at Jersey Family Fun, shared their 11 Tips for Visiting a Sunflower Farm.

The most important tip I found was to make sure you check the farm rules. They do all have rules about whether cutting is allowed, pre-purchased tickets are required, payments accepted, length of visit and more.

Other than that, I also liked the suggestions to bring your own shears and a water bottle as a vase.

What tips do you have to add?

Where Else Can I get Sunflowers Near Me

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1 thought on “The Best Ann Arbor Sunflower Fields For Pictures and U-Pick”

  1. Just west of the City of Saline, this amazing farm is bursting with sunflowers in late summer.  A must see with a long history, the Finkbeiners have been growing sunflowers for the past several decades on a rotating basis (every 3-4 years).  Their seeds have been recommended by the Audubon Society and Audubon is now printed on their seed bags.  The seeds are sold in bulk to independent stores and are available locally at Downtown Home Garden in Ann Arbor.

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