5 Flower Farms to Visit Near Austin – Do512 Family

Want to frolic in the flower fields? You can pick colorful zinnias this spring and sunflowers this summer, or pick fresh-cut bouquets from one of many lovely flower farms just a short drive from Austin! Here’s where you can plan a beautiful flower-filled day trip…

Arnosky Family Farms
Located in Blanco and known as the marigold capital of Texas, the fields of Aronsky Family Farms are teeming with spring tulips, daffodils and more. You can visit their blue barn to find fresh cut flowers for sale as well as vegetable and herb plants, potted flowers and hanging baskets. Plus, they offer farm-fresh eggs from their hens and local goat cheese from Pure Luck Dairy for purchase.
More information: www.texascolor.com
Distance from Austin: 55 mins.

Photo from the Aronksy Family Farms Facebook page

Barton Hill Farms
Open weekends during the fall and spring seasons, this farm along the Colorado River in Bastrop offers tons of activities for your kids. The Blooms & Brews Festival takes place every weekend in May, giving you the chance to pick zinnias with your family to make a bouquet or weave your own flower crown! Enjoy live music, daily shows, delicious food and drink, and over 30 activities for kids.
More information: bartonhillfarms.com/blooms-and-brews; tickets required for entry
Distance from Austin: 40 mins.

Photo from Barton Hill Farms Facebook page

Wild Seed Farm
Wildseed Farms, located in Fredericksburg, is considered the largest working wildflower farm in the country! Visiting this farm and market center, you can see fields of wildflowers blooming from March to October. Stroll through the fields of this working wildflower farm and stay to shop for plants and seeds at Lantana Nursery, sample food and drink at Brewbonnet Biergarten, and shop for Texas-made goods at Blossoms Boutique. Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine, a cold beer or other refreshments and explore the walking paths and pose for photos.
More information: www.wildseedfarms.com
Distance from Austin: 1h20.

Photo from Wildseed Farms Facebook page

Sweet berry farm
This Marble Falls farm is a favorite picking spot for strawberries and other seasonal fruits. They also grow a wide variety of sunflowers! They will be offering pick-your-own sunflowers starting in June.
More information: sweetberryfarm.com Note that this farm will temporarily close from May 15 to prepare for the sunflower season. There will be a small entrance fee during the summer.
Distance from Austin: 1 hour, 10 mins.

the sunflower fields of Sweet Berry Farms; photo: Heidi Okla

Sweet Eats Adventure Farm
This fun farm in Georgetown has tons of activities for kids as well as a petting zoo. They also hold a Sunflower Festival in July, so be sure to keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for upcoming information on this event.
More information: www.sweeteats.com; Tickets are required for entry
Distance from Austin: 45 mins.

Photo from Sweet Eats Farm Facebook page

There are several other farms that grow beautiful flowers in the Austin area that may not be large enough to accommodate visitors, but sell at local markets or offer on-site bouquet pickup. To support small flower growers, visit Cassiopia Farm, Good Juju Austin Flower Farm, Nutty Brown Farm, Boggy Creek Farm, and just drop by the local farmers market to see what’s in bloom!

Terisa K. Carn