Worth a visit: 10 of the best sunflower fields in the USA
More than any other flower, sunflowers radiate cheerfulness and cheer up. Could it be because of their size, as some types of sunflowers can grow to about 14 feet (4,2 m) in height? Or how they turn towards the sun, following it all day long? Whatever the reason, these magnificent flowers charge with their solar energy, give warmth and pleasure. That's why edition The pioneer woman has collected the top 10 places with the best sunflower fields, where you can walk and relax.
Hana Field in Costa Mesa (California)
It is a field run by the people who own the popular Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Here you can collect not only sunflowers, but other flowers as well. The general admission ticket is $ 5 per person, and for an additional $ 20, you can purchase a Hana Field Keepsake Flower to fill with your collected 15 flowers.
Matthiessen State Park in Utica (Illinois)
You cannot pick sunflowers here. But after contemplating the roughly 60 acres (24 ha) planted each year, the memory of this luxury alone is enough to keep you happy on cloudy days. The sunflower begins to bloom in July and usually stands in all its glory until early September. When you visit this park, be sure to pay attention to its famous rock formations.
The Berry Farm in Miami (Florida)
Thanks to southern Florida sunshine and warm temperatures, The Berry Farm can grow them all year round. There is a minimum entrance fee to the field, but if you want to take the bouquet home, you will have to pay extra.
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Von Bergen's Country Market in Hebron, Illinois
Von Bergen's Country Market hosts an annual sunflower festival. The farm has five labyrinths planted with black oilseed sunflowers, as well as other fields where about 25 different varieties are grown.
Maple Lawn Farms in New Park (PA)
The Sunflower Festival at Maple Lawn Farms is considered the largest east of the Mississippi River. Having visited it, you will not regret it. This year the festival will be held for the fifth time - from 6 to 22 August. In addition to the 10 acre (4 ha) van rides with 50 varieties of sunflowers, there will also be treats and live music. Tickets from $ 10 for adults.
Lannon Sunflower Farm in Lannon (Wisconsin)
Note that eight hectares of sunflowers will be greeted at Lannon Sunflower Farm this summer and will continue to bloom until September. The entrance ticket is $ 20, and 12 flowers are included in its price. The corn maze and other summer activities are open at an additional cost.
Evans Orchard in Georgetown (Kentucky)
Sunflowers bloom here throughout August, so you have plenty of time to plan your adventure in the fields. Entrance fees are $ 12 for adults and $ 8 for children, plus $ 2 for a cut flower. Children will enjoy the playground in the garden with trampolines, the petting zoo and more.
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Wild Adventure Corn Maze in Idaho Falls (ID)
Of course, Wild Adventure Corn Maze offers tons of fun for the whole family, including a 13-acre (5,2 ha) corn maze with six-mile trails. More than 25 varieties of sunflowers grow here.
Nelson Produce Farms in Valley, Nebraska
For the third year in a row, the Nelson Produce Farms Sunflower Festival will run for three weeks from late August to September 6. Around 75 sunny flowers will decorate the farm overlooking the beautiful Elkhorn River.
Bob's Corn and Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish (Washington)
At Bob's Corn and Pumpkin Farm, you will find 15 acres (6 ha) of sunflowers. This largest U-Pick site in the entire state of Washington offers about 50 varieties, flowering from mid-August to mid-September. Among other things, if you wish, you can take part in the special events "Yoga in the Sunflowers" and "Date on the Farm", as well as take a ride on the hay. There will be food vans, lots of handicrafts.
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