Is there anything better than being surrounded by sunflowers?
We think not… But sadly it’s hard to know just where to go to see them up close, unless of course you have the patience and time to plant your own in your back garden.
Luckily for those of us who love the look of these summer giants, Lifton Strawberry Fields has their very own field of sunflowers, which you can visit.
What’s more, for the next couple of weeks, you can pick your own sunflowers to take home with you.
Where is Strawberry Fields?
Lifton Strawberry Fields, a family run award winning farm shop and restaurant, can be found in Lifton near the border between Devon and Cornwall.
The full address, for your Sat Nav, is Fore St, Lifton, PL16 0DE.
How much do Pick Your Own sunflowers cost?
You can go and pick your own sunflowers NOW and will last until the sunflowers either die or get picked.
You pay by stem and each stem costs just 75p, or you can choose five for £3.50.
It doesn’t matter the size of your sunflower either – you can choose the biggest of the bunch or some smaller ones. They look great no matter what the size.
COVID-19 and its effects on the industry
Laura Mounce, who helps run Lifton Strawberry Fields with her husband Adam and her in-laws (who started the whole thing) says that visitors have enjoyed coming out to see and pick their sunflowers.
She says: “It really brightens their day and is a lovely reason for people to get outside. You can’t look at a sunflower and not smile – they’re beautiful.”
Amid all of the chaos of Covid-19, Laura and her family have been reacting to what the public has needed, even venturing out to get flour and yeast in order to make bread to sell in their farm shop.
Laura says that they have been lucky that they have been able to make things themselves throughout the pandemic. As things have been changing each day, it has only been something new the family and business needs to react to.
What else can you do here?
During October Half Term here at Strawberry Fields, families will be able to visit and pick their own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch on site.
The team says that this year’s Halloween event will be done slightly differently because of social distancing guidelines and anyone who wishes to visit and pick a pumpkin will need to book in advance.
There will also be no tractor rides this year, however Laura hopes that the maize maze will be accessible in time for the spooky season.
For more information about visiting Lifton Strawberry Fields, click here.