A visit to a sunflower farm is surely a cause for a smile, photo ops, and plenty of sunshine. Walk on a path through a sea of yellow flowers and purchase a specialty product from a store on-site to commemorate your summer experience. In Ontario, these flowers bloom for about two weeks only from early to late August/early September. Some farms stagger planting so that sunflowers at the farm reach full bloom at various times and can be enjoyed longer during summer. If you are looking for a sunflower field to visit in Ontario this summer, check out one of these farms listed below.
1. The Sunflower Farm
Experience life on a farm in this stunning 10-acre sunflower field – the first-ever and largest sunflower farm in Durham Region. Take a stroll and grab that perfect picture on the tractor along the sunflower trail.
Address: The Sunflower Farm, B24430 Sideroad 17, Beaverton
Cost: $5 to $10
2. Pingle’s Farm Market
Located on 148 acres of land 5 minutes East of Oshawa, Pingle’s Farm Market is famous in Durham region for holding everything from Drive-in movies to fun farm activities including u-picks. Alongside the ‘classic’ yellow sunflower that grows to about 5ft tall, they also have many other varieties that showcase a beautiful spectrum of sizes & colours! They also have a giant corn maze.
Address: Pingle’s Farm Market, 1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton
Cost: $10 to $25
3. Andrew’s Farm Market
This farm is spread over 165 acres of countryside. You can pick your own berries, currants, dahlias and apples, and sweet corn. They offer walking trails, wagon rides, and many other u-pick be. Andrew’s has a large sunflower patch, which they call the Sunflower Kingdom. You can also pick your own sunflower.
Address: 9365 10 Side Road, Milton. Phone: (905) 878-5807
Cost: $6 per person (weekdays). $12 per person (Weekends and Holidays). Senior citizens pay half off, and it’s free for children under three years. Dahlia and Sunflower Field open for picking at $2.00 per stem. Sunflower Kingdom: $5.00/person Additional
4. Terre Bleu Lavender Farm
Terre Bleu is famous for its lavender farm. They also grow sunflowers and open the fields to visitors during August. In 2020, timed tickets are required. You will have to signup for their newsletter to get the ticket link. Ticket price includes access to lavender fields and two large sunflower fields featuring over 400,000 sunflowers.
Address: 2501 25 Side Rd, Campbellville
5. Hanes Corn Maze
Known for their 20-acre Corn Maze, Hanes farm also has an 8-acre sunflower maze with beautiful blooms for you to wander through.
Address: 1001 Hwy 5, West Dundas – Hamilton
Costs: $15 (adults 13+), $14 (Seniors 60+), $12 (8 to 12 years) and $9.50 (3 to 7 years)
Hours: Opens August 1st, 2020
6. Davis Family Farm
Davis Family Farm grows about 60 acres of sunflower in Caledon. It is one of the best locations for a perfect picture. They also offer sunflower yoga. You can also get fresh honey, sunflower oil, birdseed and eggs from the farm store.
Address: Davis Feed & Farm Supply
15770 Mountainview Rd., Caledon East
Hours: Not open in 2020 due to COVID-19
7. Bogle seeds
Bogle seeds have 75 acres of sunflowers field. The farm is usually open every day of the week except Sundays during sunflower season. It’s a beautiful place for visitation and breathtaking pictures. You can easily go with cash, no compulsory booking.
Address: 572 Safari Road, Millgrove – Hamilton
Hours: Not open in 2020 due to COVID-19
8. The Apple Orchard
The apple orchard in Ontario grows more than just apples. There are hundreds to thousands of beautiful sunflowers on the farm as well. The farm uses other planting techniques to make the blooming time of sunflowers longer for your satisfaction. You can also enjoy some fresh made candy apples, walking trails and wagon rides out to the sunflower fields.
Address: 1668 ON-6, Hamilton
Cost: $6.20 (18 and over), $5.76 (Seniors), $5.53 (2 to 17), free for children under the age of two.
9. Dixie Orchards
Dixie is well known for 20 varieties of pick your own apples available throughout the season plus pick-your-own pumpkins, squash, plums, pears & hazelnuts. They also have a sunflower field that opens around third week of August. You can also enjoy wagon rides, farm animals, pumpkin patch, and get lost in the corn maze. There is also a photo frame for you to take perfect family pictures.
Address: 14309 Dixie Road, Caledon. Phone: 905-838-5888
Costs: $3 for anyone above 3years. $9.75 per student or $150 per tour for school tours (minimum of 20 people)
Hours: Sunflower fields open August 15th and last for approximately 3 weeks.
10. Campbell’s Cross Farm
Campbell’s Cross Farm is a sunflower Wellness farm that host events towards well-being, growing organically, food sustainability & connecting to nature. The farm also offers a variety of classes including yoga, mom & daughter yoga, meditation walks, farm-to-table dinners, herb walks, woman’s retreats, and more!
Address: 3634 King Street. Caledon
Costs: $15 for adults 12+, Kids under 12 FREE
11. Brantwood Farm
Take a hayride to the sunflower field, visit the flower field, enjoy woodland trail, picnic area and more at Brantwood Farm. You will have the opportunity to take a bouquet of 5 sunflowers home. Pictures taken in the sunflower field are mind-blowing; you don’t want to miss it.
Address: 251 Poweline Road, Brantford
Costs: $12 per person. Free for children under age 3
12. Kustermans Family Farm
Enjoy acres of family fun and farm-fresh food at the Kusterman’s Adventure Farm. In addition to farm activities, berry picking and corn maze, you can also walk among sunny sunflowers. They sell timed tickets which have a duration of 3 hours for 2020. Sunflowers bloom starting mid-August here.
Address: Kustermans Berry Farms, 23188 Springwell Rd, Mount Brydges
Cost: $14 per person. Free for children under 2.
13. Howell’s Farm
Over 100,000 blooms can be seen throughout the sunflower field providing the perfect photo op. After exploring the sunflowers come and visit Beer & Wine Garden for a drink and food. Tickets for entry will be sold in 15 minute intervals in order to space everyone out so you can enter the farm in a socially distanced fashion. Once you are in the field there is 86,000 square feet of space to spread out and enjoy the flowers at your leisure.
Hours: Through September 6, 2020
Address: Howell Family Pumpkin Farm, 2878 Holland Rd, Pelham
Cost: General admission $15; Infants Free
14. Makkink’s Flower Farm
Makkink has 35 varieties of flowers, and the sunflower is part of them. Pick your own bouquet and enjoy these beautiful flowers all week long! Group tours are offered between August and September. You can also cut your own sunflowers!
Address: 164604 Kellett Rd RR, Tillsonburg
Costs: $10 per person
15. Edwards Farm
Edwards Farm boasts of 40 acres of sunflowers and beautiful trails to stroll through, there are many opportunities to capture that perfect picture!
Address: 1574 9th Line, Innisfil
Costs: $10 per person.
Hours: Not open in 2020 due to COVID-19
16. Laura’s Farm Stand
Laura’s Farm Stand is a one of a kind self serve Farm Stand located in Cookstown. Laura’s Farm Stand sells farm-fresh produce from July to October including a massive display of pumpkins in every shape and size during Fall. They also have a sunflower fields and you can wander 1/2 km trail through the sunflower fields and pick sunflowers for $2 during August from 10am-dusk.
Address: 5590 Simcoe County Rd 27, Cookstown
Costs: Free Admission.
17. Rounds Ranch
Don’t miss out on the summer fun at the Round’s Ranch. Take a wagon ride out to the sunflower field, and pick your own sunflower. Walk among fiery orange starbutsts, dark crimson reds, lemon yellows, and “Teddy Bear” puff-ball-shaped sunflowers. Kids can enjoy pony rides, pedal carts and other farm fun activities including a corn maze to get lost in.
Address: 1922 County Road 92, Elmvale
Costs: $15.95 for children from 10 and adults. $12.95 for children from 2 to 10 years.
18. Kricklewood Farm
Kricklewood has a beautiful 60 acres of sunflowers that are open for a visit during special events. They also sell sunflower oil, which is a kitchen must-have.
Address: 421 Kitley Line 8 Road, Frankville
Hours: Closed in 2020 due to COVID-19
19. Central Experimental Farm
Visit Central Experimental Farm near the southwest corner near Merivale/Baseline during mid to late August and enjoy sunflowers for free.
Address: Central Experimental Farm, SW corner near Merivale Road/Baseline Road, Ottawa