Branch out from your usual flower store and head to one of these four New Hampshire farms to pick your very own.
Butternut Farm [Milford]
Explore the half-acre of flowers to harvest at Butternut Farm for a homemade bouquet or some kitchen table color. The farm welcomes the entire family to explore the rows of flower beds where you’ll find blooms of every color of the rainbow, from tall golden sunflowers and daisies to pretty petals you may have never seen before. Bring a bucket and some clippers (or borrow some from the farm!) and head to this Milford farm between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You’ll know you’re in the right spot when the official greeter, Max the dog, welcomes you to his home.
Spring Ledge Farm [New London]
You’ll come for one crop and leave with another at Spring Ledge Farm, where fields of flowers, fruits, and vegetables are yours for the picking. The experienced farmers here are committed to quality crops and sustainable practices, so when you stop by their farmstand full of fun finds, your splurge will at least be a feel-good one! Stop by this summer, any day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Rosaly’s Garden [Peterborough]
Stop by Rosaly’s Garden for flower needs big or small! Known for hosting PYO flower parties for special occasions, you can make your summertime celebration florals pop with a personal touch and for a whole lot less, too! The friendly faces at the farmstand will set you up with everything you need to cut your own flowers, plus, offer garden tips and tricks while you shop around the wide selection of 120 vegetables, berries, herbs, homemade bouquets, and locally-made honey and jams.
The Song Garden [Cornish]
This farm is a whole lot more than u-cut flowers. You could spend a whole day at the Song Garden picking from the fields full of flowers (all the equipment you need is provided), to feeling like royalty in the Tea House, the self-service spot where you’ll find two fully set tables with lemonade, hot and iced teas, cookies, coffee, and fun props await your personal tea party. Not to mention the stone-lined labyrinth welcoming a walk, Adirondack chairs to relax in, and beautiful grounds to explore.