7 Charming U-Pick Flower Farms in WNY

Photo courtesy of The Flower Stand

One thing we know: everyone likes to enjoy the great outdoors during the summer in Buffalo and WNY. So how about a flower farm? Hang on to your seat belts — these seven pick-your-own WNY flower farms are open for the season.

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Photo courtesy of Kin Loch

1. Kin Loch Farm

Type: U-pick Farm Lavender

4299 Ridge Road, Cambria / Website / Facebook

2021 update: Sold out for the season

This adorable lavender farm (and wedding venue) opened its doors a few summers ago. Since then, they have been bombarded with lavender pickers; sell much sooner than they thought. It’s easy to say that this business is thriving. Apparently Western New Yorkers love lavender!

Kin Loch is located along the Niagara Wine Trail in Cambria, New York, about 30 minutes from Buffalo on a 30-acre property with 2,000 English and French lavender plants and an organic flower garden.

They’re back this summer and ready for the lavender-loving masses, with a new ticketing system to help improve their customer experience and maintain social distancing. You can register here to find out when tickets will be available.

Did we mention they have a shop that sells lavender and honey products and offers classes? Visit kinlochfarmstead.com for more information.

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Photo courtesy of The Flower Stand

2. The flower stand

Type: U-pick Flower Farm

13187 Vaughn Street, Springville / Website / Facebook

This hidden (well, not so hidden) gem in Springville, NY is as delicious as it sounds. People come from all over western New York to choose their own beautiful bouquet; leaving charmed by the owner Ellen and her flower farm. Like Kin Loch, during the 2021 season The Flower Stand will offer tickets/dates. Reserve a spot for your adventure today!

While flowering times are highly dependent on climate – sun, rain and weather – at their peak, The Farm Stand can offer over 100 varieties of annual and perennial flowers.

Photo courtesy of Henry’s Gardens

3. U-pick from Henry’s Gardens

Type: Self-service cutting garden

7950 Sisson Highway, Eden / Website / Facebook

Did you know that this famous Eden greenhouse has a cutting garden?

Open daily from dawn to dusk – starting July 9. Henry’s offers the ability to cut your own flowers in their field just down the street from their store. The field features vibrant annual flowers like zinnias, statice and mixed fillers to create your own bouquets. Also, this summer they added lavender to the mix. Water, buckets and clippers are available. Friendly reminder to bring change!

Photo courtesy of Sanborn Sunflowers

4. Sanborn Sunflowers

3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132 / Website / Facebook

In recent years, Sunflowers of Sanborn has transformed into much more than just a field of sunflowers, with plans for 2021 including a self-service picking field, craft show, concessions and a sieve with sunflowers. Of course, sunflower season doesn’t start until mid-August, so you have a little time before it’s on your radar, once those beautiful big blooms are there, don’t wait.

The u-pick sunflower field is home to over 100,000 sunflowers and six different varieties!

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Photo courtesy of Hen-Hawk Acres

5. Acres of Hen-Hawk

13439 Genesee Rd, Chaffee, NY 14030 / Website / Facebook

Create a bouquet with freshly picked flowers at Hen-Hawk Acres. The U-pick field contains a variety of flowers to choose from. Customers can fill a 6 qt. bucket to create a large bouquet or a few smaller ones.

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Photo courtesy of Kelkenberg Farm

6. Kelkenberg Farm

9270 Wolcott Road, Clarence Center, NY 14032

kelkenberg-farm-clarence.square.site / Facebook / Instagram

As well as a field of sunflowers to pick, visit this family farm for tours, pony rides, horse-drawn hay rides, pumpkin picking, animal hugs, a farmers market and a bakery in Clarence.

Photo courtesy of The Hill

7. The Hill

7585 East Eden Road Eden, NY 14057 / Corner of East Eden Rd. and N. Boston Road

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This sunflower field in the Southtowns offers U-cut or pre-cut sunflowers. They also allow free photography and accept donations to maintain the grounds in the future. The season should start around the first week of August. Follow on Instagram @thehill.716 for updates.

Did we miss one? Have any of these establishments closed? Send us a note!

This article was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

Terisa K. Carn