It’s sunflower seasonnnnnn. And you have 5 days left to visit these beauties! That’s right, they close this Sunday (July 22, 2018) so go visit while you can. Sunflower farms are typically only open 2 weeks per season.
Here are a few things you should know before visiting Anderson’s Sunflower Farm:
Cash and checks are the only forms of payment accepted here. Parking is $10 per car (cash only).You can purchase sunflowers for $8-half dozen or $12 per dozen. Professional photographers are required to pay $35 per session (thank God I’m just a regular girl with a camera lol) Nobody came to ask anyway.
Keep in mind, sunflowers attract bees! Lots and lots of bees. If you have allergies of any sort, please take the necessary precautions before arriving. After hours of dancing in the fields, I will say, nobody seemed to have gotten stung by any of the bees.
Bring a bucket of water
Ummm yes to drink because it feels like 100 degrees outside!
But seriously, flowers get thirsty too. Anderson’s provides you with clippers to cut your very own sunflowers, YAY! Make sure you bring your very own bucket or vase filled with water because it is so hot outside, the flowers just might not make it home. A few of my leaves wilted before I even made it back to the car lol.
Make sure you wear the proper attire when visiting the farm. We went the day after a storm and there was mud everywhere! Needless to say, my sneakers were trashed and everyone else who wore sandals ended up walking around squishing mud in between their toes all say (ewww).
Support local businesses
They have a lemonade stand where you can get ice cold lemonade for 50 cents. Support the kiddies college fund! Also, For $10 you are able to purchase honey in a jar from Joe Bee’s Honey.
Anderson’s has picnic tables right outside the farm if you choose to enjoy lunch/dinner with loved ones. They also have plenty of antique trucks for you to snap photos on. My favorite was the truck that looked exactly like the one in the cartoon movie ‘Cars’. You are also welcomed to bring your own props to make this experience magical.
Location: 1 hour from downtown Atlanta.
Address: 3360 Shiloh Road, Cumming, Georgia
If you missed out on this farm, make sure you follow @coopercreekfarm for their opening dates.