Sunflower Fields at Cairnie Fruit Farm, Scotland

a bee on a sunflower at the sunflower fields

Sunflower fields in Scotland

At the weekend I finally got to visit some sunflower fields! This is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. I remember searching for “sunflower fields in Scotland” on Google many a time but I eventually accepted that this wasn’t a thing. That was, until Cairnie Fruit Farm posted a picture of their sunflower fields on Facebook.

My friend and I headed there the next day because we were so bloody excited. Whilst the fields were EXTREMELY beautiful, I can’t lie- it wasn’t quite Tuscany. The sunflowers were still really small. I guess we were a bit early for them but they were pretty none-the-less. We picked a good bunch and paid a small fee (£3 for 12) for them before leaving the field.

girl in sunflower fields

boy and girl at sunflower fields

Pick your own at Cairnie Fruit Farm

I then decided I also wanted to pick some berries. ‘Cause why not. Picking your own fruit from a farm is so much cooler than going to the supermarket. We walked around the raspberry bushes and tasted a few (hundreds) then I got a little basket to fill up with strawberries which are my favourite. As I was walking around the patch I thought about how cool it would be to have my own fruit farm. Imagine going to get dinner every night and just eating the garden. Goals.

chloe picking strawberrieschloe strawberry picking

Next time I go searching for sunflowers I think I’ll hold off a bit. Then I’ll get to see them fully grown. It was a nice little day out though. It’s not something you get to do every day so it was definitely a lot of fun. Plus, strawberries.

If you’ve missed your chance to see the sunflowers, don’t fret. Sunflower season is late summer/early fall but Cairnie Fruit Farm has all sorts going on all year round, from pumpkin patches and horses to corn mazes and trampolines. It’s a great day out for little kids and big kids (like me), and is very reasonably priced. Check out their website for more information.

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  1. I’m glad to know your sunflowers came back with some water. Don’t wait too long to go next time. When they get very tall and big, the heads start to droop from the weight. I’d say your timing was perfect.

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