Foraging and picnic at flower farm

Petaluma, United States

Experience hosted by Jessica

2 hours, Hosted in English

What you'll do

Guests are welcomed to explore our magical rose farm and forage for fresh cut flowers while enjoying the company of our many free range farm animals. You are also welcome to bring a picnic and blanket during your stay.

Your host will greet you upon arrival for a brief orientation of the grounds. After your orientation you will be invited to forage on your own and cut fresh flowers to take home. As you roam our fields and gardens you are sure to meet our lovely farm animals and other wild guests. We have chickens, cotton patch geese, dogs, cats and goats.

During your visit you are also welcome to bring your own picnic and blanket. Please do not feed the animals and follow the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ rule of thumb.

Guests will leave with a bucket full of flowers and full hearts.

We will provide you with a bucket you can take home. Cutting shears and garden gloves are available to borrow.

Other things to note
Wear appropriate attire: clothes toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, layers in case it’s hot or chilly. If you are bringing your own garden gloves, leather is best. He who covet the rose must beware the thorn!
Guests are welcomed to explore our magical rose farm and forage for fresh cut flowers while enjoying the company of our many free range farm animals. You are also welcome to bring a picnic and blanket during your stay.

Your host will greet you upon arrival for a brief orientation of the grounds. After your orientation you will be invited to forage on your own and cut fresh flowers to take home. As you roam our fields and gardens you a…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Bucket to take home with flowers. Cutting shears and gloves to borrow

Meet your Host, Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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This is a family farm and I have been running our operations and programs the last 4 years. It would be my pleasure to introduce you to the world of garden roses, raising farm animals, growing sustainably, or any other things that interest you about farm life!
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From $90
/ person

Where you'll be

Garden Valley Ranch is a 5 acre rose farm in the heart of Sonoma County. The ranch has been growing premium garden roses for over 30 years and is a historic property dating back to the late 1800’s. Guests often describe their time here as ‘magical’. Beyond the beauty and serenity of our gardens, you will find harmony amongst the wild life, a bounty of fresh grown fruits and vegetables and be deafened by nature’s call.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Angela
October 2021
We took my mom here for her birthday! We all absolutely loved it!! It’s very beautiful. The host is very welcoming and kind! We wish we could’ve had more time to explore all the gardens! Lots more to explore so We definitely want to come back again when there’s more flowers! ❤️😍 thank you.
Stacey
October 2021
We had such a lovely time at the flower farm! We enjoyed strolling the beautiful grounds and meeting the farm animals, and now we have several beautiful bouquets to help us remember the experience.
Karen
October 2021
Such a magically rose garden! The organic roses are so beautiful and last so much longer than commercial ones! Highly recommend this experience!
Dawn
October 2021
The flower foraging experience with Jessica was fantastic --- it was a gift for my mother-in-law who loves flowers and creating arrangements. She couldn't say enough good things about the experience from how kind Jessica is to how beautiful the garden and flowers were to enjoying getting to pick (and keep) the flowers to then arrange for hours at home later. What a fun day for my in-laws. Thank you, Jessica!
Lily/Qian
September 2021
What an amazing and delightful experience! Jessica is an awesome host. She greeted us with warm welcome and provided us very useful (and clean) tools to forage the flowers. She is also very knowledgeable and answered a lot of questions, as this is our first time foraging flowers. There were so many varieties and the place was very well maintained. It’s also a great place to make friends with the chicken, geese and goats! Can’t wait to visit again next Spring!
Amira
September 2021
This place was absolutely dreamy and me and my best friend had such a lovely time picking out flowers for our own bouquets and exploring the grounds.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Gloves and shears from home, if you prefer
Any food or beverage items
Picnic blanket

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.