Pick Your Own Flowers
FINISHED FOR THE SEASON
Our little trial run went really well this year, so we'll be working away to make it even better (& around for longer) next summer (2023)!
Come visit the farm and pick your own flowers! This year we've planted a special pick your own patch and it is a sight to be seen now they're all in full flush!
It's a true zinnia heaven, they're one of my favourite flowers and as they're one of the most reliable, PYO friendly flowers for these hot summer days - I let myself go crazy planting all the zinnias I'd ever dreamed of!
The pick your own patch is loaded with rainbows of zinnias, as well as some strawflowers, sweet peas, & statice. We'll also likely have other interesting stems from around the farm available to purchase by the stem to top your bunches up as well.
Spaces are limited so you can enjoy the field without the crowds.
Wednesday – Friday 8am–10am
Throughout January starting from the 12th (later dates to be released later on)
Bookings are essential
$30 per 20 stem Bunch
Multiple 'Bunches' can be purchased per visit.
Additional pre-harvested stems of other flowers elsewhere in the field available to purchase.
NOTE: Bookings are per 1 adult to visit & harvest 1 bunch. You can also bring one friend along just for the fun for $5 entry. Young children are welcome to visit however, harvesting is to be done by adults (or teenagers).
If you can't make our opening times, we can offer custom 1 hour evening sessions (Tuesday-Friday) for groups of 8 or more (or minimum of 8 bunches at least).
Where to find us
276 Tikorangi Road East - we are the driveway on the right hand side of the two.
When you get here
Park on the grass in front of the shed (either side is fine, but don't drive over our little boundary hedge plants between ours & the neighbours driveways). Please scan-in in the shed. We'll be in the field and will hopefully hear you arrive and meet you in the shed.
We'll give a quick overview of the pick your own field, teach you the zinnia wriggle ripeness test, highlight what plants can be harvested as we have a handful of special plants we're saving seeds off of as they're just too good (but they're bagged/flagged and pretty obvious to avoid :)
Then you can search the field for your favourite stems to harvest. Once you've finished harvesting, head over to our harvest shed, where we'll take your final stem tally (additional stems are $1.50–$3/stem) & you can purchase any of the extras we've pre-harvested from the rest of the field.
What to bring
Your facemask - they're unfortunately required, however if your group ends up having the PYO field to yourselves you are more than welcome to remove your masks while harvesting by yourselves.
Do you have eftpos to pay for additional stems?
We can accept any debit/credit card with paywave/chip reading (no swipe only cards unfortunately).
What happens if it's raining?
Our Pick Your Own sessions run in all weather - bookings are non-refundable regardless of the weather.
What happens if I can't make the day/time I booked?
Bookings are non-refundable, but you can nominate a friend or family member to come in your stead.
Can I come just to visit the flower farm?
This is solely just for our Pick Your Own Flowers, we'll have a proper Open Day /or Tours later in the season for you to have a proper visit and look around the full farm. The rest of the field will not be open for visiting while the Pick Your Own Patch is open.
Can I bring a friend with me to just visit?
Yes you can bring one additional friend per bunch booked - but note only the Pick Your Own Flower patch is open for visiting - the rest of the farm is closed.
Can I take photos?
Yes you can your own photos while you are there. However this is not intended to be open for photo shoots.