22222 Davis Mill Road • Germantown, Maryland • 301-428-0444

Pick Your Own Group Outings (weekdays)

Great for Field Trips, Summer Camp, Daycare Groups, School groups, family events, birthday parties!

All crops are subject to availability. Dates are approximate. Weather conditions and demand determine the supply of our crops.

2020 dates and times for Pick Your Own Group Outings:

Guidelines for visiting the farm…2020 PYO Guidelines for the safety of guests and staff.  Group numbers will be limited to 50.

      • June 2 through September 18
      • Tuesday through Friday
      • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
      • Reservation times are every half hour beginning at 9:30 am, please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your reservation time.  
      • The last reservation of the day is at 3:30pm
  • Group Outings Include:
    • picking the crop of the season 
    • learning about our Farm and crops from a Butler employee while on a private, tractor-driven trolley ride; 
    • you will have full access to our 5 acre Farm Park – play on our giant slides, race the rubber ducky derby, play on the wooden play structures and visit our Barnyard Animal Buddies (pigs, goats and donkeys)
    • you are welcome to stay and picnic
  • The fee is $9.50 per person, including all children and adults.  Under 12 months is free. We do not offer any special pricing.
  • A Butler employee will meet with your group to talk about the farm and the fruit you will pick.  Each person picks one pint of one type of fresh berry or vegetable, a one quart container of beautiful flowers, or one bag of apples or potatoes.  All crops are subject to availability. Dates are approximate. Weather conditions and demand determine the supply of our crops.
    • June – Strawberries or Blueberries
    • July – Blueberries, Blackberries, Flowers or Potatoes
    • August – Blackberries, Flowers, Raspberries, Apples, Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, or Sweet Peppers
  • Pick Your Own Group Outings are for a minimum of 20 people.  
  • Although the minimum size for a private Pick Your Own Group Outing with a wagon ride is 20 people, our fields are also open to the public and you do not have to be a member of a large group to pick at Butler’s Orchard.  Individuals and smaller groups are welcome to come anytime during our seasonal picking hours. Please visit the Pick Your Own page of our website for more information.

Online reservations may be made via the link at the bottom of this page.  No payment is necessary when making your reservation. You will receive an email confirming your reservation.

You will pay the day of your event for the final number of people in your group. Minimum due = $190 (20 people @ $9.50 each). You may use cash, school check, or credit card. Please collect all money in advance and make one payment for your group. 

Billing:  If your group requires an invoice prior to your visit please contact our office as soon as you make your reservation.  Any refunds are processed through our office only. The refund check will be sent to the issuing institution to the address on the check.  

NEW Arrival Information for 2020:  Groups should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to their reservation time.  Upon arrival Groups should follow signs to the FARM PARK.  All vehicles will park in the General Parking Lot.   There is no need to stop at the Farm Market to check in.  If possible, please plan to make 1 payment for your group.  After checking in, your group will board a trolley for your Farm Tour and transport to the field where you will have the picking portion of your visit.  Once your entire group has finished picking, you will return on the trolley to the Farm Park where you are welcome to picnic and play.  If your group arrives more than 15 minutes after your scheduled reservation time your access to the farm may be delayed while we accommodate other groups.

Chaperones:  Should plan to arrive on the Farm at the same time as the main group.  They should follow the same directions as above onto the Farm, no need to stop at the Farm Market to check in.  They will pay the fee to receive a wristband (if not included with the main group payment) and can board the trolley with the main group.  IF THEY ARRIVE AFTER THE MAIN GROUP HAS ALREADY CHECKED-IN, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH UP AND PARTICIPATE IN THE PICKING ACTIVITY WITH THE MAIN GROUP.  They will be able to join their group once they return to the Farm Park from the picking portion of their visit.

Groups Arriving by Bus:  Busses should approach Butler’s Orchard via Route 27 directly to Davis Mill Road.  Avoid Brink Road and Wildcat Road due to dangerous curves. Map and Directions can be found at ButlersOrchard.com. PLEASE share this information with your bus drivers.

Please call us if:

  • Your group has special needs of any kind.  We can discuss any accommodations you may require.
  • You need to adjust or cancel your reservation
  • There is any doubt about the weather.

 

Service animals welcome.  Service animals are individually trained to work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities.  Comfort or emotional support animals and other non-service animals (pets) are not permitted at Butler’s Orchard.

Please dress appropriately for the weather and a day on the farm.  Bring sunscreen, a hat and bottled water if it is expected to be very warm.  In cooler weather, remember a light jacket or sweater.

The farm has portable restrooms.

Book Your Reservation Online

If the weather is uncertain, please call before arriving.

301-428-0444


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