The end of summer and the beginning of fall are the perfect time to see sunflowers. Their bright yellow color and large size make them happy flowers that are always favorites for photos. Whether you just want to take a walk among the cheerful flowers, plan to pick some to take home with you, or you’re looking for a fun photo op, there are several places you can visit in the Bucks County area to do just that.
Hellerick’s Family Farm
5500 N. Easton Road, Doylestown
Hellerick’s Farm is doing something special this year during their Sunflower Festival. Since the sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine, they are donating $2 per ticket and 10% of sunflower sales to the Ukranian Federation of America.
Sunflower Festival begins August 4 and runs daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until September 16 (6 p.m. is last admission). Reservations are required and access to Adventure Farm is included with your ticket. So in addition to walking (or riding a wagon) out to the sunflower fields, you can enjoy over 40 kid-friendly activities. Sunflower stems are $2 each or 3/$5, 8/$10. Tickets are $12.99 per person. (Prices go up after September 16.)
Hellerick’s is also partnering with local photographers to offer photo sessions in their sunflower fields. Instead of needing to find a photographer on your own, you can book 15-minute sessions directly through their site. Pricing starts at $125. If you book this way, you do not need to purchase tickets to Sunflower Festival. Admission is included. Find out more HERE.
Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
In addition to the flowers themselves, Shady Brook has several fun photo spots “hidden” out in their fields. Be sure to look for the pickup truck, bath tub, phone booth, and painted Volkswagen Beetle and school bus! And, of course, no trip to Shady Brook is complete without stopping for some Uncle Dave’s ice cream on the way out. Kids can also play on the small playground by the Market.
Shady Brook offers pick-you-own sunflowers Wednesday through Friday. Picking passes are $5 per person online or $7 in person. Flowers are $3 a stem, 5 for $10, or $25 for a tin full.
You can also visit during their Sunflower Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 or August 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a full day of fun. There will be live music, food, drinks, and tons of activities for kids on Festival Field. Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the gate. Kids under 2 are free.
Snipes Farm & Education Center
890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville
You can pick flowers at Snipes during their Saturday markets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunflowers are $1 per stem. Other flowers are 50 cents per stem. In addition to flowers, you can shop farm market produce, certified organic produce, baked goods and more. Plus, you can visit the nature trail and farm animals.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
You can’t PICK sunflowers at Terhune, but you CAN take photos and enjoy them while taking a walk through the farm’s “Sustainability Stroll.” There are other flowers you can pick daily in the front garden, as well as other fun activities like the farm animals, tractor playground and trikes.
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media
Linvilla has over 5,000 plants and 8 different varieties of sunflowers! Pick-your-own is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunflowers are $9 for 5 flowers. Tickets can be purchased online for $9 or $10 for walk-up.
For the full experience, visit August 6 during their Summer Harvest Festival. There will be live music and entertainments, plus activities for the kids.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ
Take a scenic wagon ride out to their sunflower maze where you can get out and go for a stroll, take pictures, and pick your own sunflowers. Hayride run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and SAturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunflower stroll hayrides are also offered Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hayrides are $5 per person on weekdays or $6 on weekends. 50 cents more if you purchase in person instead of online.
Tip: If you visit on a hot day, they have 3 splash pads!
St. Luke’s Anderson Campus
1872 St. Luke’s Blvd, Easton
This one is a bit of a hike, but I thought it was worth including because it’s FREE and a cool idea. A woman that works at the hospital posted on a Mom group I belong to on Facebook (Mom Socials) that employees of the hospital planted this sunflower field for people all to enjoy! If you happen to be visiting the Crayola Experience, it’s less than 15 minutes away.