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Where to pick sunflowers and other pretty flowers in Tampa Bay

The fall and spring seasons mean u-pick sunflowers are back in Tampa Bay and the giant beauties are in full bloom in flower fields across Tampa Bay along with other beauties like zinnias and wildflowers. This is one of our favorite things to do with the kids in Tampa Bay!

There are usually other u-pick opportunities too, depending on the farm, so plan to spend a couple of hours there and make some space for some yummy farm-fresh veggies!

A few pro tips when picking your own flowers from flower fields in Tampa Bay:

  • Check with each farm before you go to make sure they will be open because anything can change, especially when it comes to weather.
  • Keep in mind, it does cost money to pick flowers, so having extra cash on hand is always ideal as some farms are cash-only.
  • Bring your own cutters and a vase to fill with water and a box to keep the vase steady for the drive home. No one wants to go home with wilted flowers.
  • Since it’s Florida, pack sunscreen, hats, and water because it can get hot in the fields. Bug spray and closed-toed shoes like tennis shoes are always a good idea.
  • Pack some wet wipes to clean up after your day on the farm and snacks for the car ride home to prevent hangry child syndrome.

*Check with each farm’s Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates on flower availability and other farm news. Things can change pretty quickly!


The BEST Flower Fields in Tampa Bay: Where to pick sunflowers and other pretty flowers

 

Sanchez Farms Santa Maria Tepos LLC: Cempasuchil Flower Sale (through NOV 4, 2023)

  • 1390 South Forbes Road, Plant City
  • Open through November 4, 2023

Sanchez Farms has the most gorgeous fields of colorful flowers including marigolds and zinnias as part of their Cempasuchil Flower Sale.

 

Sweetfields Farm in Brooksville: U-Pick Sunflowers and Zinnias

Don’t miss this beloved fall celebration that also features u-pick flowers and vegetables like squash! While here, you can check out the themed corn maze, play area, peddle tractor rides, hay rides, farm animals, and more! Tickets usually sell out for this one, so you’ll want to buy right away to secure your spot. Tickets are required for everyone ages 3 and older and include the maze, visits with farm animals, tumbleweed rollers, peddle cars, and more. Check out their Facebook page here.

 

Hunsader Farms U-Pick Wildflowers, Sunflowers and Zinnias in Bradenton

5500 County Road 675, Bradenton 34211
www.hunsaderfarms.com
Hunsader Farms has the prettiest zinnias and cosmos during the u-pick season (and Insta-worthy pics!) for $8 per cup. Sunflowers are $1 each. Remember to bring your own scissors or cutters. They also usually have other u-pick veggies like varieties of beans and peas, squash, and tomatoes. There’s also a petting zoo with more than 30 species of animals! U-pick is not available during the fall festival which ends October 29.


 

The following farms usually offer U-pick flowers but are done for 2023. Make sure to keep them in mind for next year:

keel farms u-pick flowers
Photo by Keel Farms.

Keel Farms: u-pick flowers

5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL 
Keel Farms’ flower field is open for u-pick zinnias and sunflowers. Hours are from 11 am until sunset, unless noted otherwise. Flowers are $5 per bundle. It’s also a fantastic place for photo ops! Be sure to check their Facebook page for any updates and changes.

 

Berry Sweet Acres in Plant City: U-Pick Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Poppy Flowers

5621 W US Hwy 92, Plant City
Visit Berry Sweet Acres’ Facebook page for updates
OPENING DAY is June 28! Berry Sweet Acres is a new farm to the Tampa Bay Area, run by the family of farmers behind the popular Parkesdale Farms. They have seasonal u-picks and soon it will be you pick sunflowers, zinnias, and poppies! They’ll also have a fun floral maze to wander through!

 

Keystone Farmers Market in Odessa: U-pick zinnias and sunflowers

12615 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa
Visit Keystone Farmers Market Facebook page here for updates
While they’re known for their farm fresh produce and locally made goodies, they are also offering u-pick zinnias and sunflowers! Some are in bloom now with more to come. While you’re there, be sure to buy a bucket for snacks to feed the cows.

 

Beasley Farms in Brooksville: U-pick Sunflowers and market

10137 Preston Road, Brooksville
This is a new addition to our list of places to pick sunflowers in Tampa Bay! They have a small patch of sunflowers ready for the picking right now–it’s not their main patch, but it’s a nice teaser to the flower season!  Stay up to date on future u-picks by visiting their Facebook page here.

 

Fancy Farms in Lakeland: U-pick Sunflowers, Zinnias, and Wildflowers

5204 Drane Field Rd Lakeland, FL
Check their Facebook page here for updates.
Fancy Farms opened their fields in May for zinnia and wildflower u-pick. The flower fields are blooming early, so they opened their fields on May 10. It’s a $2 admission and then $5 per cup for flowers.

 

Strawberry Passion/Passion Organics and Thonotosassa: U-Pick Sunflowers and veggies (Closed for the season)

11780 Tom Folsom Road, Thonotosassa
Check their Facebook page for times and dates
Strawberry Passion is now offering u-pick sunflowers and organic veggies. Sunflowers are $1 each and organic yellow squash, zucchini and green beans are $1 per pound.

 

5K Farms in Plant City: U-Pick Sunflowers and more (Closed for the season)

6302 S County Road 39, Plant City 33567
Follow their Facebook page for updates on their fall season u-pick sunflowers.

 

HarvestMoon Fun Farm Sunflower U-Pick in Masaryktown

15950 Stur Street, Masaryktown 34604
www.harvestmoonfunfarm.com
HarvestMoon Fun Farm will host it’s u-pick flower season May 6-May 29 for u-pick sunflowers, zinnias, and wildflowers AND fun farm activities! You can make your way through the sunflower maze, visit the animals at the petting farm, and more!

 

Jimmy MC’s Farm in Spring Hill: U-pick sunflowers

17430 Coon Hide Road, Spring Hill 34610
 Learn more here for future updates.
Jimmy MC’s Farm is offering u-pick sunflowers this spring! They are cash only, so be sure to have enough on hand. It’s $5 to pick one, two or a fistful according to their Facebook page.

 

Upicktopia in Masaryktown: snapdragon flowers

19125 Phillips Rd, Masaryktown 
Visit their Facebook page here for updates
The flowers are blooming at Upicktopia! They have had sunflowers, gladiolus and snapdragons in bloom. You can stay and pick other farm-fresh veggies too! They’re open Friday-Sunday from 9 am-5 pm


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