What is your season?
We open in mid-May and close after the first hard frost of the fall, usually mid to late October.
What are your hours?
During our season from mid-May to mid-October, Fields of Flowers is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 – 6. We are closed Monday and Tuesday. Note, being closed on Monday and Tuesday is a change for 2021.
How does it work?
We operate on a self-service basis. We provide everything you need during your visit including clippers, containers, water for plants, bug spray, and umbrellas if it rains. There will be signage directing you through the process and to the flowers for cutting.
How much does it cost?
We offer 2 sizes of containers - $10 and $20. You are invited to fill your chosen container(s) with flowers of your choice and pay based upon the container(s) sizes you choose. You may take the containers home with you after purchase.
How do I pay?
We accept only cash or checks and there is a container clearly marked for placing your money. We try to have enough cash on hand for you to make change when paying for your purchase.
What if I don’t have a check or enough cash?
As we operate on the honor system we trust you will mail us the correct payment. We invite you to take your cut flowers with you and mail a check to us at: Fields of Flowers, 37879 Allder School Rd, Purcellville, VA 20132
Can I bring my own containers?
We do ask that you pick flowers in the containers we provide for pricing consistency. You may want to bring your own containers for transporting your flowers, but not for picking in the fields. Please advise us in advance of your visit if you are interested in purchasing a large amount of flowers so that we may advise you of pricing.
How do I cut the flowers?
We provide clippers for your use and ask that you never cut the plant to the ground.
How can I keep the flowers fresh?
Once cut you should place your flowers into the water in your container. At home, you should remove any leaves on the stem that will be underwater in your vase. You should also refresh your water often - changing the water frequently (daily is best) and keeping the flowers out of the direct sunlight should help them last for a long period.
How do I know what is growing at any given time?
We will post a sheet in our barn breezeway where you find our containers with a list of available plants and will try to keep them marked in the field. In addition, we will be updating our website and social media sites frequently to give you a good idea of what’s available.
Do you allow picnics on your property?
We do allow small parties who’s primary purpose is to come and pick flowers to throw a blanket or two down and enjoy your visit. Please pick up any trash you may generate. Please note: we are not a public park. Please contact us in advance if you expect to picnic with a small party so that we can let you know of any conflicts that we may know of.
Do you allow photography?
Yes, we do allow photography However, please note the different scenarios below:
For all photographers, we request you or your party purchase flowers during your visit.
For personal use, feel free to take photos of the flowers, your family and friends.
For anyone posting pictures on social media we appreciate your using hashtag #loudounfieldsofflowerrs on your posts. Our Facebook and Instagram accounts are @loudounfieldsofflowers. Help us get the word out! :)
For professionals hosting photography sessions for their clients, we ask a $20 site fee.
Do you have a rest room which we can use?
Unfortunately, we do not have a public restroom on site. During the pandemic, the restroom in our home is not available. If you ask to use the restroom we will kindly tell you no (we apologize but we are careful).
Can I bring my dog?
Fields of Flowers is dog friendly and we do allow friendly dogs on leash. Please do recognize that not all our visitors are comfortable with dogs so some distance from other visitors is suggested. And please, pick up any of your pooch's droppings and take them out of the fields - there is a trash can in the barn breezeway.
Do you allow weddings or other events onsite?
Unfortunately, we do not offer our site for events, including weddings or large gatherings or picnics, etc. However, talk to us - we consider events on a case by case basis.
May I cut flowers for my wedding?
Yes, we have many wedding parties each season who use us for the entirety of their flowers or for supplemental flowers for bouquets and/or table decoration, etc. We do not require a reservation to pick for weddings but we do ask you to give us advance notice if possible as we may be able to assist in providing you extra items to make your visit easier.
For transporting our flowers from here we strongly recommend you prepare by bringing your own coolers or containers into which you can place the containers we provide.
The best days to pick for a wedding are the day or two before and the morning is best as the flowers are fresher in the cooler temperatures.
Do you have sunflowers?
We do not grow sunflowers. However, we do grow a plant with sunflower-like blooms which are similar but smaller than normal sunflowers.
Is there any shade on the property?
There is shade with benches and chairs for anyone who would prefer to stay out of the sun. However, our flowers are all sun loving plants and the bulk of the flowers – with the exception of our late summer hydrangeas – are fully in the sun. Shade hats are encouraged.
Is your field wheelchair accessible?
There are no steps or stairs to deal with but our fields are grassy and not entirely smooth. There are some gentle slopes in portions of the fields but they are mostly level and both motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs have been used by prior visitors. The area in and around our barn breezeway may be challenging for wheel chair users, but there is other access to the fields.
Should I wear anything special when visiting?
We keep our grassy fields neatly mowed and there is no real need for special dress other than that to protect from the sun. Our fields do not get muddy when it rains but they will be wet. No special footwear is required.
Do you close during inclement weather?
We are a self-service operation and we remain open during our normal daily hours even in inclement weather. We strongly recommend you not pick at any time there is a threat of lightning but you are welcome to visit during a rainy period if you wish.
How can I contact you with questions?
Our phone number is 540-338-7231 - please leave a message if your call is unanswered. You may also reach out to us on Facebook, Instagram or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.