Late Summer is in full bloom! To celebrate, check out one of these U-pick flower farms around our favorite corner of Northeast Indiana, Noble County. Whether a local or visitor, you will not want to miss this “can’t beat” list of options.
Pick bouquets that bring summer into your home, or enjoy an excellent backdrop to photograph your loved ones. Fall flowers are blooming right here in Noble County!
Enjoy a few of our simple tips for cutting your very own bunches of joy and make your fresh picks last as long as possible.
U-Pick Flowers 101: Tips for making cut flowers last
• RISE AND SHINE. Cut flowers in the morning, if possible. The stems are most hydrated then, which means less wilting and longer-lasting blooms. A flower cut in the middle of the day won’t last as long.
• STRIP THE STEMS. Remove leaves from the bottom half of the stem so there is no foliage in the water, which can cause rot and clog the stems.
• STAY OUT, OF THE KITCHEN. Once you have cut flowers in your house, you should not display them near ripening fruit. The ethylene gas from apples and bananas will make flowers expire faster.
Noble County’s Featured Growers & Flower Farms
Avia Gardens LLC, a flower farm with a U-pick experience and special events in Avilla.
Black Creek Ridge Flower Farm & event Venue in LaOtto.
C&H Flowers, a flower farm in Kendallville.
Decamp Gardens, a grower near Albion.
Roberts Farm’s Annual Mum & Sunflower Sale takes place at their farm in Wawaka.
Ruby Moon Floral, a flower farm & design studio in LaOtto.
Windy Hill Flower Farm offers pre-cut & U-pick flowers in Albion.
Z2B Gardens is a flower farm at 3484 N 450 W Ligonier.
Who can take your photos?
Visit Noble County is happy to help you find the perfect photographer for your flower farm photo shoot! Below is our list of local, professional photographers who can to level up your photos! Some may have additional photo location options not covered in our suggestions, too!
Did someone say “Farm Fresh?”
Do you have no time to U-pick, but still want a bundle of colorful joy from a local vendor or farmer? Check out one of Noble County’s local summer markets!
There are several markets throughout the county that are sure to leave you with a smile and an armful of freshly cut florals. For locally grown flowers, veggies, baked goods, and more visit our local summer markets, located in Avilla, Albion, Kendallville, and Ligonier.
Register today to make a festive fall flower arrangement at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center!
Back by popular demand, a festive table arrangement workshop will show you how to create your own fall flower arrangement in a carved pumpkin using fresh flowers, vegetables, and herbs from Merry Lea’s garden. Participants will get to pick their pumpkin and design a beautiful bouquet to take home!
Cost: $25 per adult
Registration required: https://goshen.doubleknot.com/…/festive-fall…/2930461