Life is Short … Stop and Pick the Flowers at Anne-Marie’s Flower Farm
Experience the joy of fresh-cut flowers and arranging your one-of-a-kind bouquet at Anne-Marie’s Flower Farm in Zionsville! Stroll through the “U-pick” flower garden and relax in the beauty and fragrance of 20 types of cut flowers and over 65 varieties … all for a very affordable price!
Zionsville residents and parents of three adult children, Anne-Marie and David “Dave” Buibish would like to invite the community to connect with nature and immerse themselves in the beautiful scenery and respite of their flower fields.
Meet Anne-Marie and Dave, “The Dirt Guy”
Anne-Marie and Dave Buibish moved to Zionsville in 2019 from Fort Wayne [IN] and opened Anne-Marie’s Flower Farm just last month. Buibish’s U-pick flower farm is located just south of the Timberwolf subdivision and encompasses 1 [acre] of their 17 acres of farmland.
“In February, this was a cornfield, and we converted 1 acre of it into this U-pick flower farm,” Anne-Marie Buibish explained. “The rest of it is tillable land for corn and beans, and we have someone that farms that. Our home is here [on the farm] too. After COVID, when the world shut down, we wanted to do something different [professionally], and we wanted to get involved with the community and meet our neighbors.”
Buibish recently retired as a senior engineering fellow in an aerospace and defense company where she worked for 30 years, and her husband, Dave, whom she lovingly refers to as her “Dirt Guy,” retired as a freight driver for Fed Ex. Dave grew up on a farm and had always wanted to get back to farming.
“This [flower farm] is a bit of a shift,” Buibish quipped. “I did a lot of serious work, and it was time to do something different where I am outside, talking with people, and not in an office all day. It’s been really satisfying. We started planting in the March/April time frame. Prior to that, I started planting — by seed — in my spare bedroom in February/March, and we got them in the ground in March/April. We’ve been planting somewhat continuously over the past several months to ensure that we have succession planting.”
Buibish explained that they will have plants ready to be picked going into the August and September months before their “season” ends for the year.
“I will have fall colors of Cosmos that will be ready in September, and we have more summer colors of Cosmos available now,” Buibish shared. “We will be open until the first frost, and at that point, we’ll close down and start it all again next spring.”
In addition to their intentional flower gardens, Buibish mentioned they are growing a wildflower patch, which is currently available for picking.
The U-Pick Flower Farm Experience
“Basically, you can spend as much time as you want here,” Buibish said. “You come up to the shed, and I will give you a large cup filled with water and a pair of snips that hang on your wrist so that you can keep your hands free. Then I will give you a quick tour of the gardens with tips on how to cut. We have flower arranging stations with cup holders for your cups while you work on your bouquet. We put a canopy over our arranging station. And we provide free water for people. We’re getting some interest from people about hosting showers and work events here. We do offer photography sessions and private U-picks for an additional fee.”
The flower farm’s website provides pricing for U-Pick Flower Bouquets, Private U-Pick and photography sessions. Sign up for the newsletter and get the latest on-farm event updates on bouquet-arranging workshops and more! Visit annemariesflowerfarm.com!
Hours of Operation
Wednesday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday – Tuesday by reservation only
1125 S 900 E
Zionsville, IN 46077