Nothing beats coming home to a house that is full of the scent of fresh flowers. Whether you get them as a gift or or pick them up at the florist each week, these beautiful accents can easily put a smile on your face. Turn your next vase of flowers into a local experience by supporting Northern Virginia farms and picking your own bouquet. Stop by one of these three NoVA farms for the full pick-your-own flower experience.
Hours vary due to weather conditions
Spend the day roaming through the flower fields and looking for the perfect blooms at Burnside Farms. Pick your own bouquet full of sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias and more. Once you’ve made your selection, get lost in the farm’s sunflower maze. Blooming flowers last through Labor Day. // 11008 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville; 50 cents per cosmos and zinnia stem, $1 per gladiolus and liatris stem, $1.50 per sunflower stem
Through Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Get your house ready for fall with beautiful sunflower stems. Cut enough flowers to fill all of your vases. Don’t forget to stop by the various farm attractions, including giant mazes, the jumping pillow and a cow train. // 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont; $1 per sunflower stem plus and $8-$10 for admission
Open daily through mid-October, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Find all of your flower needs at the Field of Flowers. The self-service farm offers over 20 different pick-your-own flowers throughout the blooming season, including lavender, snapdragons and peonies. Just grab a pair of clippers and a container and start cutting off what you want. // 37879 Allder School Road, Purcellville; $10 per small bouquet cup, $15 per medium bouquet cup, $30 per pail sized bucket
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