Sunflowers are at the peak of their season right now, making them the perfect bunch to brighten your home (or the home of someone you love).

    ‘Pick Your Own Sunflowers’ located in Dunnstown, outside of Ballarat, on the Britts’ thirty acre farm is a mecca for sunflower lovers and social media darlings.

    Briton, Laiken Britt came to Australia in 2010 on a working holiday visa, little did she know a decade later she would be married to farmer Karl Britt, be Mum to four young boys and farming and part time hairdressing in a tiny regional town.

    Sunflower farms are common in Europe, this inspired Laiken and Karl to sow a bag of sunflower seeds and hope for the best. Today, with over 200,000 flowers blooming, ‘Pick Your Own Sunflowers’ is Victoria’s first and largest sunflower farm.

    “Three years ago when I was standing there amongst the field of sunflowers, I had no idea how much joy it would bring to our lives. We have never grown sunflowers before, we seriously had absolutely no idea how many people would be interested,” says Laiken

    “Nothing would have happened without Karl’s knowledge and great tractor driving skills. He was born on the farm and was a dairy farmer up until a few years ago now we grow beef & sunflowers! We are a small family farm with a handful of gorgeous friends who make this wonderful experience happen.”

    “It’s been going really well this season, we’ve had high numbers of guests and a lot of return customers as well. The sunflowers are just so bright and happy and we love to share the fields of gold with the western region of Victoria and beyond in these,” she said.

    Pick a Sunflower
    Navigators Dunnstown Rd
    Dunnstown 3352 (Look for the giant windmill)

    Entry $5 pp. Under 5 free.
    Pick your sunflowers at $2 a stem.
    Bring secateurs/scissors. Welcome to bring your camera and a picnic.
    Watch out for bees, snakes, and potholes. Wear suitable shoes.
    Dogs on a leash are welcome.
    Season expected to extend two to four weeks into March.
    Confirm times at or instagram @pickyourownsunflowers.




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