Lily Stone Gardens Flower U-Pick
Flower U-Pick, you love it, we love it- it's back for another season! Join us this summer in July and August for the best time of year!
Our opening day for 2023 is July 6th and the fun will continue on through the summer months into early September (or as long as the weather allows). It's a short garden season but it's a beautiful one that you won't want to miss!
Click HERE to book your Classic U-Pick, or read on for the full scoop on our 2023 U-Pick plans.
Join our team in our cut flower gardens and stroll amongst rows of flowers, cut your own bouquet to take home with you, and enjoy all the beauty that nature has to offer us. Clippers and a jug will be provided for you to use for the duration of your U-Pick session. Following your U-Pick, head up to the Shop where your freshly picked bouquet will be wrapped up for you!
For the first time, we will have a seasonal pop-up style Courtyard Cafe located inside our event venue, run by the lovely folks at the Lily Stone Cafe. You can arrive early to fuel up for your garden time with a fresh salad, or pop in after your U-Pick to cool off with some lemonade. Full menu details coming soon!
If you would rather pop over to the Lily Stone Cafe for their classic menu or their famous High Tea, we highly encourage you to do that too! Their summer High Tea menu is fresh & filling - everything we want to eat on a summer afternoon! Seriously - the cucumber and radish sandwich quite possibly might be the most underrated item on the menu! Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation so they can have a table ready for you, 204-746-3333.
WHAT DOES U-PICK COST?
You will be provided with a container filled with water to place your flowers into while you are cutting. The Classic U-Pick is $35 per person plus taxes. $5 is paid at the time of booking your reservation and the $30 balance is due following the U-Pick (plus applicable taxes).
The garden entrance fee for non-cutting customers is $15 plus taxes. The full $15 ticket cost is paid at the time of booking your reservation.
Children 12 years and younger who are not participating in the U-Pick may attend at no cost when accompanied by a participating adult.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR BOOKING YOUR U-PICK:
There are some things we need you to know before booking with us!
ALL U-PICK BOOKINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Lily Stone Gardens flower farm is not open to the public outside of U-Pick session hours.
Please book the total number of attendees (including yourself) who will be in the garden and specify whether they plan on cutting or not.
Please note that even if the attendees are not cutting flowers we will be charging an entrance fee. There is an option in our booking app to make these selections.
Children under 12 who are just tagging along for the day can do so at no cost. If your child would like to pick their own bouquet, please add them as a U-Pick participant and they will pay the full cost. There are options in our booking app to make these selections.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING FOR YOUR U-PICK VISIT?
For Hot & Sunny Weather: Sunscreen, sunhat, sunglasses, water bottle, change of shoes etc.
For Cold or Rainy Weather: Rain gear, jacket, rubber boots, change of shoes etc.
If It Has Just Finished Raining: Rubber boots (seriously) and a change of shoes.
General Good Practices: Bug spray (those darn mosquitos!), a water bottle, proper footwear for uneven terrain and potential mud, a clean change of shoes if you plan to enter the venue for the Courtyard Cafe (there is no mud allowed in the venue).
You are welcome to bring your own garden clippers or garden gloves if you would like to use them during your visit, but this is not required.
Main Message: Dress for the weather so that you can participate comfortably (rain or shine) & be ready for some fun!
See our calendars below if you want an overview of our Flower U-Pick and Courtyard Pop Up Cafe schedules.
NOTE: The Courtyard Cafe hours listed above are for the on-site pop-up Courtyard Cafe that will be located inside the Lily Stone Gardens Event Venue. Hours of operation for the Lily Stone Cafe, located on a separate property in the town of Rosenort, are Monday to Saturday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Classic Flower U-Pick
Are you ready to join us in the garden with your besties this Summer for our Standard Flower U-Pick? Click HERE to start the booking process!
We are also excited about a few other exciting events we have planned this Summer here at the farm! Check them out below!
Who's up for a Guided Flower U-Pick?!
Join Kelly in the Garden for a walk and talk as she takes you through the garden rows and shares her knowledge of flower varieties, stages of growth and proper harvesting techniques. After the tour you'll get the opportunity to cut your own bouquet to bring home! We are so excited to offer this experience to our flower friends, click HERE to book your spot!
Mama and Me Morning
We love when you bring your littles to delight in the beauty of nature all around us! While kids are always welcome to any U-Pick booking, we decided to create a morning timeframe just for you and them to come hang out and pick some flowers, one bouquet for you and one bouquet for them! One booking includes 1 Adult and 1 Child, but feel free to add on extra kids as needed, click HERE to book your spot!
Photographer Friends, this ones for you!
This year we are offering 1 hour blocks for you to book the garden for private sessions for your clients on July 26th. If this interests you please email email@example.com to inquire and one of our team members will be in touch.
We are located approximately 45 minutes southwest of Winnipeg, just outside of Rosenort, MB. Click HERE for a map of our two locations - The Lily Stone Gardens farm property and the Lily Stone Cafe.
Our flower farm field is only open to guests during U-Pick hours as indicated on our booking calendar. At any other time, our flower field is a private workspace.
Outside of U-Pick hours, Lily Stone Gardens is a fully operational flower farm, where we must keep on top of maintenance, our own harvesting, and other important farm procedures that require our full focus.
We do not permit guests to walk through the garden outside of U-Pick hours, as staff must be present to ensure the safety of all persons. If you hope to visit the garden, your visit must be pre-booked during our many available time slots.
There are many U-Pick dates and time available for 2023 and we hope you can pre-book a time that suits your schedule to visit us on the farm. We thank you in advance for respecting this logistical boundary during our busy season.
If you are planning to visit Lily Stone Gardens outside of U-Pick hours, you can still make your own bouquet using the farm fresh flowers in our Stem Bar.
Our event venue is only open to the public during U-Pick hours as indicated on our booking calendar. At any other time, our event venue is a private workspace where we conduct meetings, workshops, and host weddings.
There will be a select area for Courtyard Cafe seating and dining if you chose to enjoy refreshments while you are here, as well as in our outdoor courtyard next to the flower shop!
If you are planning to head into the Courtyard Cafe (inside the venue), please bring a CLEAN change of shoes as no mud is allowed in the venue. Thank you for helping us keep the venue clean!
If you are looking for a guided venue tour for planning a wedding or event, please complete our venue inquiry form by clicking HERE. All venue tours MUST be coordinated in advance with our team.
ACCESSIBILITY & MOBILITY CONSIDERATIONS:
You are welcome to bring a stroller, wheelchair, or other mobility aids down to the garden. Please note that due to the way we plant many of our rows close together, it may be tricky to maneuver strollers or mobility aids in certain areas of the garden. You may still be able to pick from the edges of the rows if you require these items to stay close by. The ground may be uneven or rough in areas and may be muddy after rainfall. Please keep this in mind when you are planning your visit to plan accordingly.
If the garden U-Pick is not the best match for you, don't worry. We suggest giving our indoor Stem Bar a try! A nice selection of garden-fresh flowers are set up inside the Shop for you to make your own bouquet from Tuesday to Saturday each week.
SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN ON THE FARM:
Safety is at the forefront of our minds here at Lily Stone when it comes to hosting you on the farm. With this in mind, small children MUST be accompanied at arm's length by an adult at all times. Lily Stone Gardens is a fully operational flower farm; there is rough ground, potential tripping hazards, and two large irrigation ponds nearby. Some flowers are not suitable to be consumed or nibbled on. Children cannot be left to wander on their own at any time whatsoever.
PET POLICY AT LILY STONE GARDENS:
We ask that you leave your pets at home while you attend Lily Stone Gardens for U-Pick or the Courtyard Cafe. Licenced service animals are permitted.
Food items in the Lily Stone Courtyard Cafe are prepared in a facility where common allergens are present, including but not limited to gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts, other tree nuts, etc.
Lily Stone Gardens and Cafe is not held liable for any injuries, damages, and/or loss of personal property that may occur during your visit.
U-PICK CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS
U-Pick reservation fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your timeslot, you are welcome to review the booking calendar to reschedule your visit, if timeslots are available for your group size. You are welcome to have a friend or family member come in your place.
Our U-Pick will run rain or shine, so please ensure that your group dresses according to the weather conditions.
In the event of severe weather, such as thunderstorms or severe rainfall, where we make the decision to cancel the u-pick booking, Lily Stone Gardens will refund your deposit amount to the original purchaser. You are then welcome to rebook another timeslot if you wish via the online booking system.
ENVIRONMENT OF RESPECT:
We ask that you treat our property with care and respect as it is our home as well! We ask that you extend this care and respect towards our farm animals, our staff, and your fellow guests as well to ensure a positive experience for all.
If any questions arise regarding our U-Pick or Courtyard Cafe, please give us a call at the Lily Stone Gardens Shop - 1 (204) 712 - 6678