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Holland in Virginia: Burnside Farms

Ready to see the prettiest spring blooms in Virginia? You have to visit Burnside Farms in Nokesville, Virginia. It's about an hour and 45 minute drive to Prince William County from RVA, but there are plenty of pit stops on the way... plus the views are spectacular!

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Known as Holland in Virginia, Burnside Farms blooms with millions of tulips every spring, and you are allow to pick them! They have 150 varieties of tulips, over 30 varieties of daffodils, 70 acres of sunflowers (The Sunflower Festival is in July) & even more PYO flowers. With a large play space, tractor rides & picnic area, this flower farm is a must visit for Virginia families! 

The annual Festival of Spring opens in late March/early April each year. The 2024 season is expected to start in ~2 weeks, around March 25. Keep an eye on Burnside Farms’ website because tulip season is relatively short - only about 2-3 weeks. Bad weather or rough guests can shorten the tulip season! To make sure we get to see the tulips, I purchase our tickets as soon as they are released and I pick an early date in the season. This does mean that we miss out on peak blooms, but I am happy as long as we get to see the tulips!

Tickets must be purchased on line and in advance - these do sell out. You cannot purchase tickets at the gate! Tickets cost $19 on weekdays, and $21 on weekends. Everyone 6 years old & older needs a ticket. Children 5 and under do not need a ticket, and they can visit for free with a paying adult. 5 tulips included with your ticket; additional tulips are $1 each. 

Burnside Farms has a large play space with an inflatable pillow, multiple play houses & a basketball area — definitely be a highlight for kiddos! The tractor ride was also a hit at the end of our visit - we all piled on with our stroller & rode from the tulip fields to the front of the farm. 

We spent over over 3 hours at Burnside Farms, so it was definitely worth the day trip from Richmond. My kids were exhausted after exploring the flower farm, picking flowers, and playing on the inflatables! We stopped at the Chick-fil-A in Fredericksburg (South Park) as a pit stop. This location has an inside play area.

Things to Know about Burnside Farms in Nokesville, Virginia:

1.The farm is cashless. They accept credit cards only.

2. The farm has full sun. Bring hats, wear sunscreen, etc.

3. Dress for the farm. There is a lot of walking and a lot of dirt. If it has rained recently, there will be a lot of mud, too. I also brought a change of clothes for my kids - their socks and shoes were very dirty!

4. While there is a tractor ride around the fields, there is a lot of walking. My kids were exhausted, and I was so happy I brought my all terrain stroller!

5. If you’ve got an all terrain stroller, bring it! The property is pretty flat with surfaces of dirt, grass and gravel. 

6. You can bring your own food and drink. Burnside Farms has a picnic area, and some tables has shade. There are also onside food trucks. In previous years, we've purchased fresh lemonade and hot dogs.

7. Visit the play area first, so your flowers don't wilt.

8. The tractor ride is such hit with kids. We all piled on the tractor after picking flowers, and rode back to the front of the farm. My double stroller fit on here.

9. Pets are not allowed on the farm.

*Check here for my Instagram review.

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Looking for more pick your own flower farms around Richmond? Check out my guide on Virginia Flower Farms!

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