You Must Visit These New Jersey Flower Farms

There’s a reason New Jersey is called the Garden State, and that reason is New Jersey Farms. For aesthetic lovers, or just a weekend activity, flower viewing can be a great outing for couples, families, or friends in New Jersey. Whether it’s annuals, perennials, traditional flowers like sunflowers and tulips or lavender – or just a great photo op – bringing home sweet smelling memories is a wonderful way to make memories last. a little bit longer. Read on for a list of New Jersey flower farms – some not far from Hoboken + Jersey City.

Warning: Some flowers are only available at certain times of the year. Please call/contact each flower farm in advance to confirm availability of various flowers/when you can enjoy the farm.

Alan’s Flower Farm | 120 Sykesville Road, Chesterfield — Sunflowers, Dahlias, Peonies, Lavender, Hydrangeas

Alan's Flower Farm

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On 165 acres of land, Alan’s Flower Farm grows a variety of flowers, including sunflowers, dahlias, peonies, lavender, hydrangeas, and mixed bouquets, among other summer annuals. They have a range of flowers available from May to October.

Alstede Farms | 1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester — various flowers

Alstede Farms

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Flowers are available for picking at this family farm from July through mid-September, but fruits, vegetables, and other crops are available for picking at different times of the year. The farm also participates in initiatives that give back to their community, including donations to local organizations.

Read more: 9 Sunflower Farms to Visit Within 2 Hours of Hudson County

Dalton Farms | 660 Oak Grove Road, Swedesboro — Tulips + Sunflowers

Dalton Farms

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The flower picking season begins in early April when the tulips are in full bloom. Then the sunflower season begins during the summer months. But, the honey from this family farm is available all year round, as well as personalized creations by Master Maker and Woodsmith Jeff Kehoe.

Hill Creek Farms | 1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill – Sunflowers

Hill Creek Farms

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the New York Times spotlighted this farm, established in 1956, as one of the best in the greater New York area. This one-stop-shop includes a wine garden, farmer’s market, bakery, and more. Apple picking as well as apple cider and apple cider donuts for purchase are also available, along with event spaces, corn stalks, and barrel train rides.

See more: 3 lavender fields to visit this summer about 1 hour from Hudson County

Holland Ridge Farms | 86 Street Road, Cream Ridge — Tulips + Sunflowers

sunflower field events

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As tulip season has just ended in Holland Ridge, it’s one of the best places for do-it-yourself flower picking in the area. The farm also has sunflowers which start during the fall months.

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm | 2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown — Sunflowers

Johnson's Locust Hall Farm

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This preserved 17th century farmhouse has a rustic charm and activities include strawberry picking, farm parties {with live music} and, in late June, sunflower picking, which lasts until the September sunflower month.

Von Thun Farms | 438 Route 57 West, Washington — Sunflowers

Von Thun Farms

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The Farm Sunflower Trail opens for the summer and is $10.99 per person on weekends {and $7.99 on weekdays}. Admission includes access to the barn, a hay wagon tour around the farm, and photo op areas through wagon rides which are not available during the week. Cutting sunflowers costs an additional $6 for three stems, then $3 per stem.


Written by: Erica Commisso

Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, having left Toronto, Canada nearly three years ago. She earned her graduate degree from NYU School of Journalism last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.

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