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Tulip U-Pick Orchards in Northwest Michigan in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards and farms for tulips that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have tulips orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

PLEASE report closed farms, broken links and incorrect info using the "Report Corrections" form below.

Grand Traverse County

  • Old Mission Flowers - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, flowers, tulips, sunflowers, U-pick and already picked
    16550 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. Phone: (231) 499-5474. Email: Open: May - October, weather permitting, from dawn until dusk. Picking updates: Click here for picking updates. Directions: Drive 14 miles out scenic Old Mission Peninsula on Center Road and turn right onto Ladd Road. You will see the garden and entrance on the left. Click here for a map and directions. May - Daffodils, Fancy Jonquils, Tulips, Lilacs; June - Alliums, Lupines, Poppies, Peonies, Salvia; July - Daisies, Lilies, Roses, Snapdragons, Yarrow; August - Sunflowers, Gladiolus, China Asters, Dahlias, Phlox, Statice; September - Cosmos, Rudbeck Saturday, Zinnias; October - Celosias, Cosmos, Roses, Sedum, Grasses, Sunflowers;. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 17, 2020)


Tulip Picking Tips, and Information

Farms that offer U-pick or pick-your-own tulips are becoming more common. Tulips follow daffodils. So once you see daffodils blooming in your area, expect the tulips about one month later

  • Once picked, quickly get the stems into water
  • Get them out of the hot sun after picking to increase shelf life.  Cool shade is best.
  • Re-cut stems while underwater - once you get home. Making a fresh cut, while the cut end is submerged helps the stem to take up water and avoid a vapor lock.


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)
(NOT pick-your-own, unless they are also listed above)