Pick your own (PYO) has typically focussed on fruit and vegetables but now you can PYO flowers! We love to support local businesses so here is our round up of local flower farms selling seasonal freshly picked flowers.

Farmer Paul’s Sunflowers, Aylesbury

farmer Paul’s stunning sunflower field is open daily from 9.30am -4.30pm.Enjoy the sunflower trail through the field, with a scavenger hunt for children. There are pre-cut sunflowers available to buy plus a PYO cutting area where you can choose and cut your own flowers (bring your own cutting implements as these are not supplied). No need to book, adults £2.50, children under 16 are FREE. https://www.farmerpaul.co.uk/sunflowers  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farmerpaulpumpkins/

Dahlia Beach at Millets Farm, Abingdon

From mid August until the end of October, the gorgeous ‘Pick Your Own’ Dahlia Farm is open to the public. It’s the largest UK PYO flower farm with an award winning garden centre, café, farm shop, children’s playground, animal walkway and soft play. Due to their popularity, advance ticket booking is advised. https://www.dahliabeach.co.uk/dahliafarm  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dahliabeach/

Rectory Farm PYO, Oxford

Pick Your Own fruit, vegetables and flowers season is open at Rectory Farm. Gladioli are available to pick from late June until August, and the Sunflower patch opens in September. Plus there’s a farm shop, Tractor Shack Café and newly built adventure playground, making it a perfect day out! https://rectoryfarmpyo.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rectoryfarmpyo/

Chiltern Sky Flowers, Bledlow Ridge

Located on the outskirts of Bledlow Ridge, Chiltern Sky Flowers specialise in seasonal cut flowers from April through to the end of October. Flowers are picked to order and conditioned overnight to ensure they have the longest possible vase life. https://www.chilternskyflowers.com Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/chilternskyflowers/

Bosley Patch, Henley-on-Thames

Seasonal cut flowers are available to purchase from the farm shop from April to October, sold in bunches, mini jars and by the stem. The farm shop also sells freshly picked vegetables and freshly baked sourdough, doughnuts and seasonal treats all baked in their farmhouse kitchen. https://bosleypatch.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bosleypatch/

Wild Rose Flower Company, Buckingham

This small artisan flower farm grows beautiful English country flowers. Seasonal bouquets can be pre-ordered, floral inspired workshops, PYO bucket of blooms, plus they offer subscription flowers and succulent gardens by post. https://wildroseflowercompany.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wildroseflowercompany/

Howe Farm Flowers, Dorton – Aylesbury

Visit the farm for PYO Flowers or Flowers and Tea for Two, open Thursdays – Saturdays. Fill your bucket with blooms form the beautiful cutting field and either have them wrapped to take home or enjoy homemade cake and a fresh pot of tea in the secret garden. Visit the website to make your reservation. https://www.howefarmflowers.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/howefarmflowers/

Sweet Grace Flower Farm, Quainton

Seasonal flowers are available from April to October, grown using only wildlife friendly, sustainable methods. Dahlia Days experience run towards the end of summer where you can learn everything you need to know about Dahlias and you have the opportunity to cut a beautiful selection to take home. https://www.sweetgraceflowerfarm.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetgraceflowerfarm/

Hitchin Lavender, Hitchin

This small family run flower farm opens in Summer where you can explore the rows of lavender, acres of sunflowers and wild flower meadow. The farm is open everyday from 9am – 8pm, visit the lavender museum, wander through the lavender field and pick some to take home, enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, cake, savoury snacks or bring your own picnic to enjoy in the field. Book your visit here: https://www.hitchinlavender.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hitchinlavender/

Green and Gorgeous Flowers, Wallingford

Visit the Green and Gorgeous gardens every Saturday between April and October and you can buy freshly picked flowers, vegetables, fruit, eggs, plants and local hand-thrown pottery, directly from the Farm Gate. https://www.greenandgorgeousflowers.co.uk/farm-gate/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gandgorgeousflowers/