Sunflower walk opens this weekend

Aug 3, 2022

Bring your secateurs and stay tuned for a bug spotting challenge!

Our first crop of sunflowers are now gaining some height and opening up, so we’ll be ready to let you into the fields from Saturday morning, 6th August.

This variety is primarily grown for the birds, bees, butterflies and bugs to enjoy, so while you’re more than welcome to bring your secateurs and cut some flowers to take home, you might just enjoy taking a wander through the field (we’re mowing in a path for you) and seeing how much wildlife you can spot along the way. And, obviously, taking some cute pictures.

This variety does drop pollen, so beware if you do cut some sunflowers to take home that they might stain hands or clothes – but it’s great for the bees who need that pollen for protein.

These sunflowers have quite chunky stems so we do recommend bringing a pair of secateurs from home or borrow a pair from us in the shop for a £2 refundable deposit. Stems are charged at 85p each, and entry into the fields is FREE – no booking necessary.

A second crop of pollenless sunflowers is growing well in a nearby field – we’ll let you know when they’re ready to pick but we expect it will be late August.