Flower Farms Near Des Moines


FLOWER FARMS CENTRAL IOWASpend an afternoon surrounded by colorful blooms at one of the many flower farms around Des Moines. From cut-your-own, to pre-made bouquets and even flower CSAs, if you love fresh-cut flowers, it’s easy to surround yourself with them.

Please check with the farm before you go, both to check on availability and make sure that they’re open. Also, remember to check the weather!

PepperHarrow Farm

Where: 1809 S 4th Ave, Winterset, IA

What: This twenty-acre flower and lavender farm offers cut-your-own and pre-made bouquets, a flower CSA, and events and workshops throughout the season

When: Follow them on Facebook for up-to-date hours

Rose Farm Stead

Where: 7197 43rd Ave Norwalk, IA

What: Hospitality is tops, as they welcome you to take in their serene spot. With pick-your-own days throughout the year, as well as pre-cut arrangements, stop at Rose Farm for workshops, wine experiences, farm-to-table dinners, and more events.

When: April – December, hours vary

Valley View Farm

Where: 5119 Harding St Prole, IA

What: They specialize in growing old-fashioned flowers and flowers that hold well as cut flowers. They also make seasonal wreaths as well as other holiday-specific bouquets.

When: Follow them on Facebook for up-to-date hours

Willow Flower Farm

Where: 5119 Harding Street, Prole

What: Grab a bucket or pitcher and clippers and fill them up with their colorful assortment of flowers. Or join one of their bouquet subscriptions to enjoy fresh flowers for weeks.

When: Opens in July

Jester Hill Flower Farm

Where: 12430 Northwest 128th Street, Madrid

What: This boutique flower farm charges by the stem, so bring your own vessel to take home lavender, lisianthus, dahlias, and more. Volunteer for a spring planting day to earn free flowers.

When: Beginning in late June or early July
Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Wednesday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Center Grove

Where: 32835 610th Avenue, Cambridge

What: In late summer, they offer you-pick sunflowers! Admission includes a hayride to and stroll through their Sunflower Meadow. Once there, pick out a bucket and cut some blooms.

When: September – October, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Iowa Flower Farm

Where: 11520 NE 110th Ave, Maxwell

What: They offer an ever-changing array of wildflowers, peonies, and more throughout the season. Plus events like a planting day in early spring and Sip and Shop hours on Thursdays. 

When: Mid-June through September
Monday, Tuesday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

What’s your favorite flower farm around Des Moines?


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