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Cutting Garden at Cider Hill Farm

Over 25 varieties of blooms have been seeded for our Summer Cutting Garden and are ready to be planted. The garden opens early to mid July and runs through September. See FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Cutting Garden open?

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8pm - 5pm. Closed on Mondyas and Tuesdays. The garden is open through late September.

**Days and times are subject to change based on weather and blooms. 

How do I purchase a ticket?

You may purchase tickets at the farm. 

How much do the tickets cost for Cutting Garden?

  • Jar - $16. Includes entry for 1 person, 1 bouquet, and a jar. (maximum of 3 dahlias)

  • Bucket - $65. Includes entry for 3 people and 1 grande bouquet. (maximum of 6 dahlias)

  • Kid's Bouquet (ages 3-8) - $5. Includes entry for 1 child and 6 stems. (does not include dahlias)

Do non-pickers need tickets to enter the field?

Anyone ages 3+ will need a ticket to enter. For those that would like to enjoy without picking, picnic tables adjacent to the field will be available. 

What types of flowers are in the Cutting Garden?

Choose from a variety of a large, medium, and filler flowers to make a stunning bouquet full of textures and colors. Find a variety of zinnias, lisianthus, snapdragons, cosmos, amaranth, millet, carnations, marigolds, strawflowers, celosia, herbs, stock, dahlias, sunflowers, and coneflowers. Maximum for dahlias. 

How do I cut the flowers? Is there a correct way?

Yes, there is a best way to cut flowers! To keep the plants healthy, strong and fruitful, our field attendant will be a useful resource before you begin cutting. While we supply clippers, feel free to bring your own!

Do I need to pre-purchase tickets?

We always encourage pre-purchasing tickets to help us best plan your day, but walk-ins are welcome when the field is open. Once you do arrive, look for signage for check-in. It changes depending on weekdays vs. weekends.

What else do I need to know?

Little ones get so excited in the flower field and we LOVE how much they love to be surrounded by all the cool things. We do ask that our kiddos refrain from running, row hopping and handling flowers they don't plan on cutting. We do encourage lots of wonderful playtime on the main lawn and in the trike yard. 

What if I have a 5 Pass?

For our 5 pass holders, please make sure to bring that with you and present upon arrival. Valid for jar bouquets. Lost cards are not able to be refilled. To purchase a 5 pass when you arrive, visit the Farm Store for details. 

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