The instagram trend this week is all about sunflowers – posing amongst the sunny fields. Here I’ve a super local place to Tysoe and two other sunflower fields in the Cotswolds where you can take all the pictures you need for the ‘gram or just enjoy the yellow glory this weekend.
Glebe Farm, Lower Brailes (OX15 5HR)
We headed here on Monday before the storms, you can find the guys as @glebefarmsunflowers on Instagram for the latest opening times, but last I checked the field was open from 10am to 7pm. Entrance is tucked up the lane opposite The George Inn.
It’s pick your own, so remember your snips or scissors – £5 for 5 stems or a donation if you plan to just take photos. Cash only. Picnic encouraged and dogs are welcome in the accompanying field but not near the sunflowers. There’s also some carefully placed hay bales for photo stops.
We spent an hour or so wandering round the field, picking our sunflowers and having a mini-photoshoot, you easily visit in the evening or in the morning on the way to somewhere else.
There’s car parking and disabled places closer to the entrance, but it is a field, so comfortable and suitable footwear is needed. There’s also no loos. I’d make sure you head there sooner rather than later, as I don’t know how long the farm intends to keep the field open.
This is the first year the farm has opened the PYO sunflower field and I really hope they do it again next year!
Other sunflower fields in the Cotswolds
Cotswold Farm Park, Cheltenham
If you’re looking to make a bit more of a day of it, you could head to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park which has opened its sunflower field for the second year in a row.
Separate tickets (£5 per adult) are available for the field if you don’t want to do the whole farm but if you buy a farm park ticket, then the field is also included. As with everything at the moment, it recommended that you book your tickets in advance and the website says as long as the weather is not extreme, the field remains open.
Tickets seem to be available until 31st September, but my gardening husband recommends going sooner to see the flowers at their best.
There’s a viewing bridge for some different photo perspective, a walkway through the field and photostations.
Sunflowers are for sale and you buy these online when you get your ticket – £1.50 a stem of £5 for 5. Again dogs welcome, the Farm Park Shop is open and the Ox Shed Cafe and Bar is also open all day.
The Real Flower Petal Confetti Fields, Pershore
This is a bit further away but the Real Flower Petal Confetti Fields near Pershore not only offer sunflowers but a host of other varieties, including delphiniums, native wildflowers and cornflowers. Once the fields are closed, flowers are harvested to produce confetti which you can buy on their site.
The fields open every year for just over a fortnight in August – this year these are open until 16th. Admission tickets (£5 per adult) need to be bought in advance and the fields will only close due to extreme weather. They are operating 1 hour admission intervals and you’re welcome to stay for 2 hour slots.
The Confetti Cafe is open, car parking is free, but dogs are not allowed. Professional photographers need a special pass. No drones. This might be one for next year!
Do you have any more suggestions for seeing sunflower fields in the Cotswolds, let me know in the comments below!
And don’t forget if you’re looking for somewhere to eat out locally, then check out my Eat Out to Help Out guide for Tysoe here.