U-Pick strawberries no longer offered at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah

We’re sad to learn that a longtime Savannah spring tradition has come to an end.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah will no longer offer pick-your-own strawberries.  Nor will these gardens on Canebrake Road offer pick-your-own blackberries in summer.

“The Gardens will no longer have pick-your-own berries due to our budget in keeping the fields up but we are turning that area into a teaching garden,” writes Kahlitah Greene of Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens via email.

We know many of you have enjoyed taking your kids there for years to pick berries, picnic and enjoy the gardens. The gardens have offered pick-your-own berries since 1994.

The following farms have early strawberries this year and offer pick-your own. Please call ahead & check their Facebook pages for updates on the strawberry fields’ status.

Please let us know about other pick-your-own berry farms in the area by emailing anne@southernmamas.com


Dempsey Farms U-PickSt. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 


Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields updated on their Facebook page here.

702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to check when fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

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