Sunflower season is nearly here, and Pennsylvania is home to some pretty spectacular flower fields. Whether you’re collecting a bouquet for your home or looking to snap the perfect photo for your Instagram feed, Happy Travelers can pluck from the prettiest of patches. Don’t forget to check websites for revised hours and guidelines before heading out!
1. Grim’s Orchards & Family Farms
The annual Sunflower Experience at Grim’s Orchards & Family Farms is a perfectly picturesque way to enjoy your summer days. Snap away in the sunflower fields, then pick your favorite flower to remember your awesome experience – all for just $5! If a handful of sunnies is more your speed, extra flowers are just $2 each!
2. Greendale Farms
Imagine fields of sunflowers stretching as far as the eye can see. Make that dream a reality with a trip to Greendale Farms! The farm’s sunflower fields are a true feast for the eyes and picture perfect whether you focus on that single perfect flower you’ve spied or the whole scene of flowers bobbing in the sunshine!
3. Maple Lawn Farms
Celebrate the season of the sunflower in a big way with food, music, and fun at the fourth annual Sunflower Festival at Maple Lawn Farms, Aug. 14-16 and 21-23, featuring more than 187,000 planted sunflowers to enjoy! With eight acres and 28 varieties of sunflowers for you to explore, including two-foot tall “Teddy Bears” and towering 12-foot giants, you’re sure to snap the perfect Insta-worthy picture!
4. Please Wash Me Carwash
Hard to believe, but here’s a chance to spiff up your ride while your eyes feast on a field of sunflowers at the Please Wash Me Carwash. Treat your vehicle to the "Ultimate Wash," then snap a photo or two as it gleams in the sun with the stunning sunflower field providing the perfect backdrop!
5. Country Barn
Delight in Country Barn‘s fields of “living sunshine” at its third annual Sunflower Festival, Aug. 15-16 and 22-23! So many photo ops await between the Sunshine Wagon Tours, live music, corn maze, jump pad, pig races, pedal karts, barnyard animals, and giant slides. Bonus: everyone gets one cut-your-own sunflower with more available for purchase.
6. Simmons Farm
“Pick Your Own” doesn’t mean just fruits and veggies at Simmons Farm! Grab a flower bucket, then stroll through flower fields bursting with sunflowers, dahlias, eucalyptus, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragons, status, zinnias, and a host of other bouquet-worthy flowers, not to mention photo ops galore!
7. Putnam Place
Grace your home with the freshest of fresh-cut flowers from Putnam Place. The fifth generation, family-owned farm sports more than 150 types of annual and perennial flowers. Surrounded by so much beauty, just imagine all the Instagram-worthy photos you can take!
8. Hope Valley Gardens
Lacking the proverbial “green thumb”? No worries, Hope Valley Gardens has you covered! They grow more than 150 varieties of stunning blooms with names that span the alphabet from A to Z. Pick your own perfect bouquet and a few extra to surprise someone with their “Pay It Forward” program.
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