The Sunflower Farm

Beaverton, Ontario, Canada

Autumn hues shine brightly at The Sunflower Farm, a gorgeous 20-acre sunflower field and pumpkin patch in Beaverton, Ontario. The farm is unique, not for what it grows, but for how it’s growing! Visitors can walk through the field on a trail shaped like a sunflower, formed by, of course, 200,000 blooming sunflowers! With a small team, an incredible amount of work and planning goes into this farm; there are about 75 days from planting until bloom, depending on the season’s growing conditions. Once the flowers bloom, visitors have a short window to experience all their glory, so check the website for opening hours (it’s best to book your visit in advance!). After opening in 2020, the farm offers a retreat to those seeking peace and relaxation. It’s been such a success that a second location has opened this year in Lindsay, ON, featuring ‘The Little Sunflower Farm’ and a pumpkin festival. Along with ten different varieties of sunflowers, the farm also grows gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Picking sunflowers is strictly prohibited because the field is harvested every fall for birdseed, but visitors can purchase sunflower bouquets on-site. The Sunflower Farm is a popular spot for photo shoots and even elopements, which must be arranged with the farm ahead of time. Beyond the jaw-dropping flowers, there are many reasons to visit The Sunflower Farm. The team heavily promotes supporting local businesses, female entrepreneurs, and artists in Ontario. The sunflower is Ukraine’s official flower, and last summer, half of the ticket sales from a live music event were donated to the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. How could you not love this place?

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Catherine Sherriffs

Editor at Garden Culture Magazine

Catherine is a Canadian award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter and news anchor in Montreal’s radio and television scene for 10 years. A graduate of Concordia University, she left the hustle and bustle of the business after starting a family. Now, she’s the editor and a writer for Garden Culture Magazine while also enjoying being a mom to her three young kids. Her interests include great food, gardening, fitness, animals, and anything outdoors.