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Where to find blooms in Yolo County

Where to find blooms in Yolo County

Summer is right around the corner, and many of us are looking for ways to immerse ourselves in all its glory. For some, summer means sipping wine at a local winery. For others, it means taking a bike ride with the family. Still others prefer to be surrounded by nature, especially the colorful blooms that blanket the region come late spring and summer!

 

If you love flowers, there’s no better place to visit than Yolo County. The same soil that produces such high quality fruits and vegetables also produces amazing blooms. It can be said that Yolo County isn’t just farm-to-table, it’s also farm-to-vase!

 

Yolo County is home to several flower farms, some of which allow visitors to come and pick their own bouquets. Following are some spots for fresh blooms in Yolo County.

 

Women picking flowers at Park WintersPark Winters Flower Farm

Park Winters set the standard for U-pick flowers in Yolo County. Guests can wander through acres upon acres of blooms, which include everything from cosmos to poppies, sunflowers to marigolds. You can even learn how to put together your own bouquet or take a farm tour to learn all about sustainable farming techniques. They also have an open-air flower farm pavilion where you can sample farm bites, as well as a marketplace with dried flowers, gourmet pantry items, and bath and body products. They are open through October and reservations are required. 

 

Zinnia flower patch in Yolo County 

Mezger Family Zinnia Patch

Located in Woodland, this family-operated flower farm is dotted with the bright hues of zinnia! Red, pink, purple, yellow and orange dot the small flower farm, and the public is invited to come pick their own bouquet free of charge. Just bring a vase and clippers! There’s no official opening date, but typically the flowers pop in June and last through August.

 

Capay Valley Lavender Farm 

Capay Valley Lavender

Located in the town of Capay, this organic lavender farm welcomes guests to picnic, stroll, take photos, and cut their own bouquets. They also offer tours and special events, such as painting workshops. Their gift shop has lavender-infused products such as body cream and candles as well as products made from culinary lavender, including shortbread and focaccia baking mixes. Typically, the lavender flowers bloom the first week in June. They are open Wednesdays through Sundays.

 

Flower field

Killdeer Farms

In West Sacramento, Killdeer (named after the resident plover) is making a name for itself with its sustainably grown flowers. The farm is open during community event days, which include an all-you-can-pick experience on Memorial Day, a snip-and-sip event on June 22, and regular farmers’ markets throughout the year.

 

Plan Your Yolo County Getaway Today

Just minutes from Sacramento and the Bay Area, Yolo County is a world away from the day-to-day grind. This summer, spend a weekend exploring its colorful flower farms and markets. Take advantage of the many lodging specials in Yolo County, or check out hotels in West Sacramento, hotels in Winters, or hotels in Davis and plan your getaway today!

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