Makkink's Flower Farm

Just over ten years ago, our family made the jump over the pond from Holland to Canada. We decided to move to Tillsonburg and raise our four growing boys on a flower farm. Since then, Makkink’s Flower Farm has grown and welcomed visitors to enjoy our farm and all the wonder that comes with cutting their own flowers.

We started with just a few sunflowers and added on more varieties each year. Things really started to take off when co-owner Hilde started visiting the Tillsonburg Farmers’ Market each Saturday in the summer to sell arrangements to the community. Hilde became known as the “Sunflower Lady” and soon had a regular flow of customers coming to purchase her beautiful bouquets and get to know our family.

Of course, over the last ten years, our farm has grown to include not just sunflowers but over forty-five different varieties of flowers! Throughout the growing season, you can find everything from peonies and ranunculus in the spring to dahlias, zinnias, snapdragons, and of course, sunflowers. A few years ago we set up our on-farm shop to sell our flowers out of as well as some other local goods like soaps, candles, and baked goods.

We can’t wait to share our flowers and our love for the farm with you. Thank you so much for supporting local.


Makkink's Flower Farm

Frequently Asked Questions

1 ‘Cut Your Own’ ticket and 1 admission ticket are required. Children 12 and under are free.

Yes, we have recently added a small bakery cafe, which serves light lunch, specialty coffees and delicious treats. There is a small indoor sitting area and picnic tables are available outside. 

Yes, a bathroom is on site.

Yes, but dogs must be on leash and cleaned up after. 

You may arrive anytime between 8 and 12.  You may leave when your experience is complete.

There is no rush at the farm! Most people stay between 2 to 3.5 hours.

Yes, you can take beautiful pictures in the field as part of your experience. Feel free to tag us if you post them on social media. If you’re taking professional photos (commercial shoots, family photos, engagement photos, etc. ) you will need to schedule ahead of time.  

The “Cut Your Own” season begins the beginning of June and ends the beginning of October.  This also depends on our flower season and weather.

Tillsonburg has a lot to offer for the whole family.  There are bike trails, golf courses, outdoor water park, indoor swimming pool plus so much more. 

Since this is an outdoor experience and we cannot control the weather, this experience will occur rain or shine.

We will give you the opportunity during a rainy day to come any time between 8 am and 8 pm. Please check the weather before you come and plan accordantly.

If the weather looks good, please arrive in your selected time slot.

We have the flower lounge available to wait the rain out if needed.

We don’t allow people in the field when it is dangerous, like thunder storming or hard winds, we will let you know the morning of the experiences if the fields are closed.

Makkink’s Flower Farm cannot issue rain checks or refunds for inclement weather or other reasons.

Thank you for your understanding!