July brings lots of FUN at Sun Harvest - stay tuned for dates when 'The Flower Fields' will be open

'The Flower Fields ' at Sun Harvest

The Flower Fields will reopen for the season starting July 18th. We look forward to welcoming you back to our 0.5 acre cutting garden where you can appreciate the beauty of over 8000 locally grown flowers and cut yourself a bouquet of blooms to take home. Bring out your inner floral designer when selecting and cutting the 'blues' of ageratum all the way to the juicy brights of zinnias.

We hope that our flowers inspire you to pause, and celebrate the simple things in life- like flowers nodding in the wind, a bee dancing on a petal and cutting a bouquet of blooms.

FAQs - The Flower Fields at Sun Harvest

How does it work?

Upon arrival, please check in at our retail counter and you
will be provided with a pitcher and clippers. Our staff will escort you to the garden , which is located adjacent to the greenhouse, where you can wander the grassed walkways between the rows of flowers and cut a jug-full of blooms. The cost to cut a jug full of blooms is $25 (HST incl).

Visitors cut flowers independently, although our helpful
staff will show you how to properly harvest flowers and answer any questions.

 

When are the flower fields open?

The Flower Fields are Wednesday - Sunday starting in mid July until September during our regular retail hours. The garden is closed for maintenance on Mondays and Tuesdays.

What are your hours for visiting the cutting garden?

The garden is open during our regular retail hours.

Monday to Saturday 9am-4 pm

Sundays 9am - 3pm

Last visitors to the garden for the day are welcomed 1 hour before our retail store closes ( eg weekday and Saturday visitors last admittance time is 4pm, Sundays last admittance is 3pm.)
The garden will also close during rain or weather events. Please stay tuned to
our social media for updates and sign up for our “The Vine” newsletter.

The best time to pick flowers is in the morning or on a cool
day. The typical vase life is 5-7 days. Flowers picked in the heat and sun will
not last as long, however our garden will remain open in the afternoon if you
are looking for a fun outing and don’t mind that your blooms will not last as
long.

 

How many flowers can I pick?

Upon arrival, we will provide you with a pitcher to fill with blooms (seen in the photo below). All the flowers in the garden
are included in the price except for Sunflowers and lisianthus (a new variety this year) which willl be charged in addition to your jug price , on a price per bloom.

Sunflowers- additonal $1 perbloom

Lisianthus additional $2.00/ bloom stem

In order for everyone to enjoy the garden, we are limiting each
visitor to one bucket per day. We will be happy to see you again soon!

 

What flowers do you grow?

We grow over 60 different varieties of flowering annuals. And our team will attest that they transplanted over 8000 plants in late May in this garden :)

Our selection will change slightly depending on the month and weather.
Starting in late July, we will always have rows of bright cheerful sunflowers!

Is there a time that the garden will be closed and how will I know before I plan my visit?

Should the garden experience a very large number of guests for cutting, we may have to temporarily close the garden for the flowers to regrow and re bloom, for a few days.

Please follow our social media channels, facebook and instagram for updates.

 

What should I bring?

1. Please bring your own container to transfer your flowers into
to transport them home.
This is important as we do not have plastic bags for you to transport blooms home. We can freshen your pail with water to keep your blooms fresh for the ride home.

2. It is best to pick flowers when it is cool, but if you visit
on a hot day don’t forget your water, hat and sunscreen! We do sell cold drinks at the greenhouse in case you forget.

 

How do I make my flowers last longer?

Pick flowers in the morning or on cool days – This makes the
biggest difference in vase life! We have helpful harvest tips listed on signs in our garden
signs, but in general pick blooms just as they begin to open. Remove the leaves
from the stems to increase vase life. At home, change the water daily and trim
the bottoms of the stems.

 

Can I come as a group?

Yes! – please visit the front counter before
entering ,so that our staff can get you properly oriented.

  Can I bring my kids?

Absolutely! We love the joy that the flowers and butterflies
bring to our younger visitors!

Are dogs welcome in the garden?

YES! We love our furry family members to enjoy the garden too. We just ask that they remain on the leash and please 'stoop to scoop' - our weeding crew may not be impressed ;(

 Can I take pictures?

Yes! This is a fantastic opportunity to capture some family
memories or a fun outing. Please tag @sunharvest_greenhouses on socials with your
beautiful photos and creations! If you are a professional photographer, we ask
that you check with our management first in order to book a time for photos. Please email allison@sunharvest.ca to arrange. There is an additional fee for professional photographers who wish to use the cutting garden as a venue for photos.

 Can I bring my own container?

Please bring your own container to transfer your blooms into
after your visit, to transport them home. You cannot use your own container for
picking into at the garden. We will supply sanitized uniform pitchers for all
our visitors without exceptions.

 

Can I visit the garden without picking flowers?

Just want to take a stroll and see the gorgeous variety of
local flowers? Certainly! There is no charge for guests who are not picking / cutting flowers in the garden.

Can I pick flowers for my wedding?

We do not offer bulk wedding flowers or wedding arrangements
and would be happy to refer you to some incredible local flower farms and designers. If
your wedding party wishes to visit the garden together, you are very welcome to
cut flowers within the guidelines outline above (including a limited of one
pitcher and visit a day). It could be a great way to start a 'bachelorette party":))

Are there washrooms on site?

YES. We have a washroom located in our garden centre, just ask one of our friendly staff to point the way.