Just because it's fall doesn't mean u-pick season is over just yet! Did you know Orlando has some great spots where you can pick your own floral beauties? Whether you are into making your own arrangements or are looking for something different to do, these places to pick your own flowers in Central Florida offer a unique date day experience.
U-Pick Flowers in Orlando
Head to one of these farms in Orlando to pick your own flowers. Bringing your own scissors is a good idea in case the farm runs out.
36111 County Rd 44A, Eustis, FL 32736
A charming farm awaits in Eustis, just under an hour's drive from Orlando. Amber Brooke Farms recently refreshed their family farm to include fun activities. Throughout the year you can enjoy seasonal events. Their u-pick flower season usually runs from September-May.
During the fall their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch are lots of fun. And during the fall, winter, and early spring you can pick your own sunflowers and for $2 a stem or $15 per jar.
Amber Brooke Farms in Eustis tops our list of places to pick your own flowers because of the great farm setting with included activities like train rides, jump pads, and a slide hill. There is also a small playground for young kids and a stand selling craft beer and wine, and soft drinks.
16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714
We recently visited Southern Hill Farms to pick flowers and blueberries and it was a perfect budget-friendly date day! This family-owned farm is located in Clermont where the rolling hills and lush landscape will make you feel like you are not in Florida anymore.
In season, the farm offers Sunflower and Zinnia picking among other things. Flowers range from $1 for Zinnia and $2 per head for Sunflowers. You'll even get a cup with water to help keep your flowers fresh.
Flower Field Passes are required to enter the sunflower field and are $6 per person ages 10 and up and $4 per person ages 3-9. The pass includes one complimentary u-pick sunflower.
FYI: you'll need to leave an ID at the check-in table when you rent your scissors (free). If the fields are busy, you may be asked to return later in the day at a specific time slot.
Southern Hill Farms is most popular for blueberry picking. They have acres and acres of blueberry fields. You can pick your own for $5 per pound. They have sweet and tart varieties and there is even a shuttle that takes you around the farm.
Another unique picking experience is the farm's fresh peaches. Beautiful peach trees line the property and can be picked for $4 per pound.
Stay a while and check out the food trucks offering a large variety of food. Their sweets truck has the warmest and most delicious blueberry donuts. They also have a BBQ truck with gouda and blueberry grilled cheese, chili dogs and more. Blueberry mimosas and beer varieties can be found in the beer truck. There is plenty of picnic table seating and grassy areas to set up a nice picnic.
Admission and parking are free. You do have to be willing to drive a bit off the beaten path to get there. The road is not paved and neither is the parking area, but the adventure is worth it! Southern Hill Farms is open Tuesday-Sunday from 9am-4pm.
Burkholm Rd &, Dixie Way, Mims, FL 32754
Opening late October/early November
Sledd's has a beautiful sunflower maze that is great for picking and photos. Admission is $5 per person and children under 3 are free. You do need to bring your own scissors or clippers to this farm. Sunflowers are $2 for one stem, $3.50 for two, and $5 for three. They are cash-only and their hours vary, so check their Facebook page before you go.
4261 Canoe Creek Road, Saint Cloud, Florida
Mick Farms is a family-owned farm with a wide variety of veggies and fruits. During the fall you can pick your own pumpkins, but the real showstopper is their sunflower field. With big and small varieties, their sunflowers are true beauties.
Sunflower u-pick opens on October 7. Mick Farms has an admission fee of $5 to enter their pumpkin patch or sunflower fields. U-pick sunflowers are $2 per stem.