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Where to Pick Your Own Fruit and Flowers in the DMV This Summer | Washington, DC Family Photographer

If you know me, you know I’ve got a serious thing for flowers. So I’ve gathered up a bunch of my absolute favorite summertime spots that’ll make your heart bloom!! So pack up your picnic baskets and get ready to stop and smell more than just roses in the DMV this summer…

Pick Your Own Flowers

  • Burnside Farms: Experience the magic of sunflower sunsets where acres of golden blooms stretch as far as the eye can see.
  • Loudoun Field of Flowers: The go-to for a variety of seasonal favorites where you can create your own stunning bouquet from what the fields have to offer.
  • Seven Oaks Lavender Farm: Immerse yourself in the enchanting fragrance and breathtaking beauty of lavender fields in full bloom.
  • Wollam Gardens: This picturesque flower farm nestled in the Virginia countryside has a diverse selection of blooms to choose from, you can craft a personalized arrangement that reflects the essence of summer.

Pick Your Own Fruit

These orchards offer not only the opportunity to pick your own fruit but also a chance to connect with nature and create lasting memories with family and friends. So grab your baskets and get ready to enjoy the simple pleasures of summertime harvests!

  • Butler’s Orchard: Delight in a day of fruit picking at Butler’s Orchard, where you can harvest an array of seasonal treasures including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more. With expansive fields and scenic views, it’s the perfect destination for a family-friendly outing.
  • Stribling Orchard: Escape the city in July to the picturesque setting of Stribling Orchard and immerse yourself in the charm of peaches picking season. Traverse rows of peach trees laden with ripe fruit, and enjoy the summer and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Hartland Farm: Experience the joy of picking your own fresh fruit at Hartland Farm, where you can indulge in the flavors of summer with cherries (June) and peaches (July, August) Bring along your loved ones for a memorable day of fruit-filled fun.
  • Hollin Orchard: Discover the bounty of nature at Hollin Orchard, where you can hand-select your favorite fruits straight from the orchard. From juicy strawberries to plump cherries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy amidst the idyllic rural landscape.
  • Crooked Run Orchard: Embark on a fruitful adventure at Crooked Run Orchard, where you can roam through acres of orchards bursting with seasonal delights. This orchard has been in the same family for over 250 years and they have preserved the land in its natural habitat for the benefit of the wildlife and visitors alike.
  • Macintosh Fruit Farm: Nestled in the heart of the countryside, Macintosh Fruit Farm invites you to partake in the time-honored tradition of fruit picking. With a diverse selection of fruits including cherries, plums, and apples, you’re sure to find the perfect ingredients for your summer recipes.


Take a leisurely stroll through meticulously curated gardens that showcase nature’s finest creations:

  • Maryland: Lose yourself in the enchanting beauty of Brookside Gardens, where lush landscapes and colorful blooms abound.
  • Virginia: Explore the tranquility of Meadowlark Park and discover a serene oasis filled with breathtaking floral displays.
  • Washington, DC: Step into The Bishop’s Garden and experience a peaceful retreat nestled within the heart of the city.

Floral Shops

  • She Loves Me DC: Discover a treasure trove of botanical delights at this charming floral boutique in the heart of DC.
  • Bee’s Wing Farm: Find locally grown blooms bursting with color and freshness at this beloved farm-to-vase floral destination.

With an abundance of picturesque fields, fragrant gardens, and delightful floral shops awaiting your exploration, this summer promises to be nothing short of bloomin’ marvelous in the DMV. Soak in the beauty of nature’s bounty and create cherished memories amidst the blossoms. Happy picking and flower-filled adventures!

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