Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, Connecticut is the place to go when you want awesome homemade ice cream and you want to bask in the glow of a 14 acres of sunflowers. Buttonwood Farm was named by Foursquare as one of the best places in to get ice cream in Connecticut. Back in 2003 the owners of the farm decided to plant an acre of sunflowers. Over the course of that year they found that people were driving from miles around just to look at the sunflowers and take pictures of them. At the end of the season they used the seeds for feed for their animals and today they not only use the seeds as feed but they sell bunches of sunflowers to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation.
Come view more than 14 acres of sunflowers in bloom, enjoy a hayride, and contribute to a wonderful cause. Don’t forget to try the sunflower ice cream – available only during this event.
Not only can you take photographs of sunflowers but you can experience a tractor drawn hayride daily from 11 am to dusk. The ride is 3/4 ths of a mile through cow pastures and 4 acres of the Buttonwood Farm sunflower fields in bloom.
A bunch of fresh cut sunflowers will cost you a $10.00 donation and 100% of the proceeds goes directly to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. They also have t-shirts available, and the sunflower design on the front of the shirt changes every year. Since 2004 Buttonwood Farm has raised over $791,000 for Make a Wish by selling their wonderful sunflowers.
The Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival is held every year in July. Please visit the farm’s website for up-to-date information about the dates and blooming times.
Buttonwood Farm is located at 473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT 06351, just about 10 miles from Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Call Buttonwood Farm at 860-376-4081 or visit the Buttonwood Farms website to verify date changes
Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream is open March 1st and closed by October 29th (Monday – Friday from 1 to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8 pm). Stop by for great homemade ice cream. They also have a large parking area that can accommodate campers and RVs.
Get Directions to the Buttonwood Sunflower Farm in Preston, Connecticut.
Come view more than 14 acres of sunflowers in bloom, enjoy a hayride, and contribute to a wonderful cause. Don’t forget to try the sunflower ice cream – available only during this special Sunflower Festival event. Get Directions to the Buttonwood Sunflower Farm in Preston, Connecticut.
Not only can you take photographs of sunflowers but you can experience a tractor drawn hayride daily from 11 am to dusk. The tractor ride goes through cow pastures and 4 acres of the Buttonwood Farm sunflower fields in bloom. A great way to get those important sunflower selfies.
Please read their Photography guidelines and be respectful of the farm.
In the Fall (September through the end of October) Buttonwoods Farm hosts a corn maze that includes a bucking cow train for the kids, duck races, a straw bale mount, two bridges you can walk on that let you lover over the max of blooming sunflowers and a corn pit. Field trips are welcome.