There are few things more beautiful than seeing fields of sunflowers in full bloom; they are a photographer’s dream. Every summer, I pick a day to visit a sunflower farm in Ontario. Lucky for us, there are lots of stunning sunflower fields in Ontario worth visiting.
The sunflower season typically starts in late July and reaches full bloom in mid-August. Sunflower season is not a long season (just 2-3 weeks), so you’ll want to make your plans to visit a sunflower farm and buy your tickets as soon as the summer begins.
Some farms may have later blooms, so be sure to check out the website before you visit to ensure you are there for the best blooms!
Best Sunflower Farms Near Toronto
Here is my list of the best sunflower farms near Toronto to visit this summer. Each one offers the opportunity to take Instagram-worthy photos, spend time with family and friends (and perhaps your dog!), and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
There are also unique features to every farm: some are pet-friendly, some have a tractor ride, and some are bigger than others, so be sure to read on to find the sunflower field in Ontario that best suits your needs.
1. Davis Family Farms (Caledon)
The Davis sunflower field in Caledon is my favourite sunflower farm near Toronto! With 40 acres of breathtaking sunflower fields and over 3 kilometres of walking trails through the flowers, it’s one of the biggest sunflower farms you’ll find near the city.
I love that this sunflower field has so many photo props scattered throughout the fields, including pink couches (yes, please!). But it’s not just about the sunflowers – there are exotic animal demonstrations on the weekends, pop-up markets with local vendors, and even Sunflower Yoga.
Best of all, it’s pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends along to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Davis sunflower fields are the complete package – flowers, family, and fun.
I consider Davis Family Farm to be the best sunflower farm in Ontario. Trust me, if you’re considering a visit to the Davis sunflower fields, it’s definitely worth the trip!
Address: 15770 Mountainview Rd., Caledon East, Ontario L7C 2V2
2. Pingle’s Farm Market (Hampton)
Another of my favourite sunflower farms near Toronto are the sunflower fields at Pingle’s Farm Market. This 9-acre field is the perfect place to spend an afternoon enjoying the beauty of over 100,000 vibrant sunflowers.
What I particularly love about Pingle’s Farm is that it is a pick-your-own sunflower farm, and there are over 20 different varieties of sunflowers, including red sunflowers! So not only can you admire and take photos among the gorgeous flowers, but you can also choose your own favourites and take a bunch home with you!
Keep in mind, however, that because visitors can cut their own flowers, it is best to visit early in the season, as there are fewer and fewer sunflowers in the field as the season continues.
With live music on their Sunflower Stage, wagon rides to the fields, and lots of props for photos, there’s something for everyone at the farm. And don’t forget your four-legged family members! A special “Pupflower ticket” ensures they can join in on all the fun too.
Tickets do sell out at this farm, so we recommend you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment! See you there!
Address: 1805 Taunton Rd., Hampton, Ontario L0B 1J0
3. Sunflower Fields of Markham
The Sunflower Fields of Markham are the closest sunflower fields to Toronto. Scattered throughout the 20 acres of sunflowers are several elevated viewing platforms that give you an amazing bird’s-eye view of the stunning fields of flowers.
I thought this farm had one of the best overall views of the sunflower fields out of all the farms I have visited. This farm also offers sunset hours, so you can visit close to sunset and capture some absolutely stunning views!
There are a few props scattered throughout the farm, including some swings and a tractor. This farm is purely for the love of sunflowers, however! There are no additional amenities such as refreshments, and there is just one mobile toilet. So be sure to bring some water and snacks with you, and wear your sunscreen too. There is, however, a Tim Hortons and a Wendy’s just minutes away. The parking lot is also fairly small, so this farm can get full quickly.
This location is the perfect spot to capture stunning photos of the fields of sunflowers for those who are close to Toronto.
Address: 10378 ON-48, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J3
4. The Sunflower Farm (Lindsay and Beaverton)
The Sunflower Farm has two sunflower fields, one in Lindsay and one in Beaverton.
Beaverton Sunflower Farm
The 20-acre Beaverton field is the first of the two fields to open on July 28. Beaverton has Canada’s only sunflower-shaped trail and hosts a variety of events, including a sunflower picnic, Bloom’s and Brew, floral workshops, a doggie day, and a classic car and truck day.
Location: 24430 Sideroad 17, Beaverton, Ontario
Lindsay: The Little Sunflower Farm
The 4-acre sunflower field in Lindsay opens on August 25.
Location: 347 Lindsay St S, Lindsay, Ontario
5. Campbell’s Cross Farm (Caledon)
If you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Campbell’s Cross Farm might just be the remedy. Located just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, this sunflower wellness farm offers a variety of wellness and nature-focused events that are sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
From meditation walks to floral workshops, sunset yoga to paint nights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. But perhaps the most captivating aspect of Campbell’s Cross Farm is the stunning 700,000 sunflowers that are planted throughout the property.
It’s hard not to feel uplifted and inspired when surrounded by such natural beauty. So why not take a break from the daily grind and reconnect with yourself and nature at Campbell’s Cross Farm?
Address: 3634 King Street, Caledon, Ontario L7C 0R5
6. Brantwood Farms (Brantford)
Each summer, Brantwood Farms hosts their Sunflower Festival in August. Visitors can take a wagon ride through the farm to the 4-acre sunflower field and pick three of their own flowers to take home to enjoy!
Come and take some photos in this vibrant field of sunflowers before you bring a few home with you!
Address: 251 Powerline Rd., Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L8
7. Andrew’s Farm Market and Winery Sunflower Kingdom (Milton)
Andrew’s Farm Market & Winery is a large farm with everything you need to enjoy a day of fun at the farm. The farm offers acres of pick-your-own fruits, flowers, and vegetables.
Sunflower Kingdom is a sunflower field tucked away in a secret spot on the farm that is only accessible by tractor ride. Take a walk through the beautiful blooms, climb Straw Mountain, and catch a glimpse of the sunflowers from above.
Don’t forget to snap some photos at the variety of photo stations and lookout points. The Sunflower Kingdom has a range of sunflowers, from 3 feet to 12 feet tall, making the experience truly unforgettable.
Address: 9365 10 Side Road, Milton, Ontario L9T 2X9
8. Sunrise Sunflower Farm (Hamilton & Newmarket)
The Sunrise Sunflower Farm has not one, but two locations, in Hamilton and Newmarket. In Hamilton, the sunflower fields span over 50 acres, while in Newmarket, they cover 20 acres.
When visiting, there’s no need to pre-book tickets, as you can easily pay admission when you arrive. Plus, the growth of the sunflowers is staggered, which means they all bloom at slightly different times, extending the sunflower season.
Take a short tractor ride to the fields, take some beautiful photos, and wander through the corn maze during your visit.
These two farms also feature a fun photo op with large inflatable ducks found in the middle of the sunflowers. Let’s hope this fun photo op makes a return for the 2023 sunflower season!
Address: 1846 Hwy 6, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2Z7
9. Round Ranch (Elmvale)
If you are travelling from Toronto, this farm is a little further away, but it is well worth the trip! Not only does Round Ranch have a fantastic 10 acre Sunflower field, but there are over 25 other activities you can participate in at the farm.
From a 500’ Slip’n’Slide, to a petting zoo, ziplines, a ropes course, a huge playfort, and more, it’s easy to spend the whole day here, making it well worth a drive from Toronto!
Address: 1922 County Rd. 92, Elmvale, Ontario L0L 1P0
10. Dixie Orchards (Inglewood)
At Dixie Orchards in Inglewood, the sunflower fields are an expansion of the farm. Visitors will enjoy the corn maze, straw jump, and wagon ridges. There is a giant picture frame for a great photo op, and they have a small petting zoo and a small country store. Reservations are recommended.
Address: 14309 Dixie Rd., Inglewood, Ontario L7C 2M8
11. Bragg Farm (Bowmanville)
This 150-year old working farm opens two sunflower fields that bloom back-to-back, extending the sunflower season at this farm. With daily doggy walks, sunflower yoga, and sunset hours, this farm is another excellent location to capture those glorious sunflower pictures!
Location: 3048 Concession Rd. 3, Bowmanville, Ontario L1C 3K5
Frequently Asked Questions: Visiting the Sunflowers in Ontario
Sunflower season is typically late July through mid-August. Peak bloom time for sunflowers is only 2-3 weeks, so you’ll have to plan your trip to the farm accordingly. Each farm usually indicates when their sunflowers are expected to bloom. Times can vary from farm-to-farm based on when they initially planted the sunflowers.
Some farms welcome dogs and others don’t. Farms, such as Davis Family Farm, Pingle’s, and Campbell’s Cross Farm all allow dogs. Other farms, such as Bragg Farm and The Sunflower Farm only allow pets on certain days or at certain times. And some farms don’t allow them at all. It’s best to do your own research before you bring your dog with you to your next trip to the sunflower fields!
In most cases you can purchase sunflowers at the farm, but not all of the farms allow you to pick your own. Pingle’s Farm, Campbell’s Cross Farm, Sunrise Flower Farm, and Brantwood Farms allow you to choose-your-own sunflowers. Other farms do not allow you to pick the flowers at all – so depending on what’s important to you, you will want to do your research before you finalize your plans.
My two favourite sunflower fields near Toronto are Davis Family Farm and Pingle’s Farm Market. Davis sunflower fields are the largest fields, have the most photo props, and is pet-friendly. I like Pingle’s sunflower farm because you can pick-your-own sunflowers and they have a Sunflower Stage with live bands and refreshments in the centre of the fields.
Final Thoughts: Sunflower Farms in Ontario
So I confess, I love flowers and taking photos of flowers. The spring means cherry blossoms and tulips and the summer means fields filled with thousands of sunflowers.
With all of these beautiful sunflower farms to choose from in Ontario, there’s sure to be one that piques your interest. Whether you’re looking for a nearby spot for a photo op or just looking for a way to make great memories with friends and family, the sunflower field should be your next stop this summer. Doing so will help create lasting memories, as well as giving you stunning picturesque views.
So don’t wait – grab your camera and head out to one of the gorgeous sunflower fields in Ontario today!
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