Local. Fresh. Friendly. Affordable.
Thank you for visiting our site! We are happy you stopped by. We are a small family flower farm located in Tillsonburg, Ontario. Browse through our site to find more information on our beautiful fresh cut flowers, Cut Your Own bouquets, DIY weddings and tours. We also offer many fun workshops throughout the year. Hope to see you soon!
A unique experience in a rural country atmosphere.
We have over 35 flower plants that produce beautiful flowers from May 1st till October 31st. Stop by our farm store to see our beautiful fresh cut flower arrangements. If you are looking for field grown flowers or sunflowers for your wedding bouquets or centerpieces, please contact us for information on pricing and availability.
In addition to our vibrant flowers, we also grow our own outdoor succulents. Our popular patio succulent planters are available for purchase.
We are Hilde and Marcel Makkink. The faces behind Makkink’s Flower Farm.
Ten years ago, we had a dream. We wanted to move to Canada and live on a hobby farm.
In June 2009, we, along with our boys, immigrated from Groningen, the Netherlands. Six weeks after arriving here, we bought our dream farm.
After much hard work, we were able to open Makkink’s Sunflower Farm in July 2011. Our dream came true!
At Makkink’s Sunflower Farm, we are all about the experience.
Our small family farm has a unique appeal. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends or just like to have a fresh cut flower arrangement, we have something for you. All of our flowers are grown on our property.
We also offer DIY workshops that allow you to bring home a rustic craft using our flowers or succulents.
You can also book a “cut your own flowers” experience or tour. Grab a group of friends and make it a fun time out!
Our store is open July till October – on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am till 6 pm and Saturdays from 1 am till 6 pm. We are also open Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9-12:30 for “Cut Your Own” bouquets. And you can find us at the Tillsonburg Farmers Market once the season begins from 9-12:00 pm
Did You Know?
We cut our flowers twice a day- once early in the morning and once in the evening.
We plant 2,000 seeds a week in order to provide you with the best flowers!
We have 35 varieties of fresh cut flowers!
We create beautiful centrepieces for weddings and other parties.
We are right along the Trans Canada Trail.
What Our Customers Say
Beautiful flower arrangements and home décor! I highly recommend checking them out.
Hilde is the best. My daughter wanted to use local small family businesses for her wedding. She wanted sunflowers and was so happy to find Makkink’s. The sunflower centrepieces, bridal bouquet, bridesmaid’s bouquets, and groom’s boutonniere were all wonderful. Hilde was very helpful, very friendly, and an artist with wild flowers. Her prices cannot be beat! I will definitely recommend this family farm to everyone looking for wedding flowers. In fact, I would recommend Makkink’s for flowers for any occasion!
I had a lot of fun making the “Living Picture Frame” tonight… Great hospitality! I recommend going to other workshops! Thanks so much! I can't wait for the next one!
Hilde is a family friend and a great business lady! She is super wonderful to work with and makes some amazing products! I have been to a workshop and loved my finished product to take home! She did the flowers for my wedding and they turned out exactly how I had dreamed of! I would recommend her to anyone.
I bought a beautiful bouquet of flowers today and a bunch of sunflowers for the centrepiece on my table. I absolutely love them. Thank you!
Hours of Operation:
(July to half October)
Monday / Tuesday: 9am- 12.30pm “Cut your own” bouquet
(Please contact us if you plan to come with more then 4 people for “Cut Your Own”)
Thursday: 9 am – 6pm
Friday: 9am – 6pm (9-12.30 “Cut Your Own” bouquet)
Saturday: 1pm – 6pm
If you would like to stop by any other time, please call ahead.