Summer and sunflowers are basically synonymous, so if you're keen to get your hands on a bunch of bright yellow blooms before the season ends, we've got the scoop.
Greendale Sunflowers has announced that it's set to re-open its farm from mid-February, and the general public will be invited to come and pick them. Located just 65 kilometres northwest of Melbourne, it's the closest pick-your-own sunflower farm to our fair city.
Admission prices for 2023 are still TBD, but last year it was $5 for everyone except kids under five, who can enter for free. Once in the field, you can nab sunflowers for $2 per stem and there's no limit on how many you can purchase. Seed packets and secateur hire are $5 a pop.
The farmers have encouraged visitors to wear boots, bring their own secateurs and take some pictures out in the field. The farm is pretty rural, so there aren’t any bathrooms, and visitors will have to look out for snakes and bees. Dogs are welcome, but they need to be on a leash. And if you're planning to pay by card, be wary that Wi-Fi in the area is poor and you should be prepared to pay by cash if need be.
Watch this space and keep an eye on the Greendale Sunflowers website for 2023 dates and tickets.