New Jersey is called the Garden State for a very good reason. It is filled with so many flower fields, gardens, and farms throughout the state. You have to add visiting a flower farm to your NJ bucket list. They are absolutely beautiful and so fun to visit! Many of the farms even let you pick sunflowers to bring home for your very own bouquet. I love visiting a sunflower field every year and wanted to put together a list of beautiful sunflower fields in New Jersey for you to visit this upcoming season!
When do Sunflowers Bloom in New Jersey?
The sunflower season in New Jersey varies by farm, but usually sunflowers can start blooming mid-July through September. Make sure to check the farm’s website for updates before visiting!
The Best Sunflower Fields in New Jersey
Terhune Orchards is a family owned 250 acre farm in Princeton, NJ. You can pick your own berries, flowers, apples and pumpkins. They have a field of 1,000 sunflowers that bloom at the end of August. They also have a farm store that is open year-round where you can find a variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods including their apple cider donuts and pies, locally sourced gourmet food, flowers, plants, and their own award-winning wine.
Happy Day Farm is a cute farm located in Manalapan, NJ. Sunflower season start in August. Admission is $17 per person, which also includes their zinnia fields. Tractor rides are also included with your admission as transportation to the field. Sunflowers cost $2.50 per stem. Please note that the farm is cash only.
The farm also has goats and chickens available to feed. You can also purchase fresh squeezed lemonade and shaved ices.
Johnson’s Corner Farm is located in Medford, NJ. Their sunflower season starts in mid-September. They are home to the most visited sunflower maze in NJ. Their sunflower celebration is a fun filled experience with a wagon ride, pictures in the sunflower maze, and flower picking. Check out their website to reserve your tickets! Tickets to the farm are $9 at the gate on weekends or $7 if you purchase them online prior to arrival. They also offer weekday discounts and combos.
Their new barn be opening with expanded gifts and bakery offerings. They will also have daily hayrides to their apple orchard and pumpkin fields. The farm has a food tent with their famous pulled pork sandwich, hot dogs, nachos, and farm made French fries.
Holland Ridge Farm is located in Cream Ridge, NJ. It is the biggest U-Pick Flower Farm in the USA. This is one of my favorite sunflower fields in New Jersey! They host two flower events – tulips in the spring and sunflowers in the fall.
Their sunflower season starts on September 23rd. They also have pumpkin picking in their brand new pumpkin patch. You can capture all of these experiences with their photo props and floral backdrops. They also have special weekend events including a food truck festival, crafts and live music festival and a family fun weekend. Tickets go on sale at the beginning of September.
Melick’s Town Farm has multiple locations, but they have many varieties of flowers growing from July through September at their Oldwick, NJ location. You’ll also enjoy the flowers and the beautiful butterflies that are attracted to the gardens. They charge per stem and they also have pre-picked bouquets available at the market. Make sure to check out their gift and garden shop where they sell a variety of jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and their farm fresh fruits and vegetables.
Alstede Farms is located in Chester, NJ. You can pick your own strawberries, peas, raspberries, blueberries, beans, peaches, blackberries, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, flowers, potatoes, apples, and pumpkins. In addition to pick-your-own, they have live entertainment, children’s activities, friendly farm animals, adventure maze, a farm store, homemade ice cream and even wine tastings provided by Tomasello Winery. Their sunflower season is open from July through October. They have a Blooming Giants Sunflower Trail that you can explore.
They also have fun farm events and festivals. One of their cool is events is a pancake brunch, which includes an all you can eat farm to table buffet, tractor drawn wagon ride, and admission to their fields and orchards. They have blueberry and peach pancakes in the summer and pumpkin pancakes in the fall. Check out their events page for more information!
Von Thun Farms is located in South Brunswick and Washington, NJ. The Washington location is home to their Sunflower Trail. On their farm, you can pick strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. Their Fall Festival Weekends start September 17th for their corn maze, apple picking, pumpkin picking and family events. Their sunflower trail is open daily starting in August through Labor Day. Online tickets are encouraged and you can purchase your tickets here!
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm is located in Jobstown, NJ. Their Sunflower September and Fall Harvest Festival begins on September 3rd and ends October 30th every Saturday and Sunday. They have sunflower photo trails, apple and pumpkin picking, five acre corn maze, food trucks, live music, scenic views and Tomasello Winery and Fall Festive Farm Market. Pre-purchase your tickets on their website prior to your visit.
Ward’s Farm is located in Mannington, NJ. It is a certified organic, cut flower farm with sustainable agriculture practices that was established in 2012. They specialize in sunflowers and dahlias. Their “Pick Your Own” sunflower season starts in September. Sunflowers are $1 per stem and pre-made mason jar bouquets are also available for $8 and $10. The farm also has other cool events like Yoga in the Sunflowers with Bee Inspired Yoga and a BYOB Date Night in the Wildflowers where you can sit and enjoy the wildflower fields and enjoy your favorite bottle of wine.
Sussex County Sunflower Maze is located in Sandystone, NJ. It is the largest sunflower maze on the East Coast! Their sunflower season starts on August 24th and ends September 18th.
Hope this post was helpful in deciding where you want to visit to see sunflower fields in New Jersey!