Whilst we’ve definitely had better summers, we’re still desperate to get out into the great outdoors as much as possible. From woodlands carpeted in bluebells to vast lakes and reservoirs, we’ve been lapping up picturesque landscapes at every opportunity. And we’re not ready to stop there. Consisting of 4.5 acres of bright yellow, sunshine-resembling flowers, Dunham Massey is not only home to a fantastic National Trust site, but also a stunning field of sunflowers- which seemingly spans as far as the eye can see and provides a stunning habitat for bees, butterflies, and other busy-body insects.
Accessible via a number of entrances – including the Dunham Massey estate and Oldfield Lane – the joyful field can be found near the Little Heath Farm Shop, which actively champions providing beautiful habitats for the “unsung farming heroes”, the pollinators.
Popping up and into season from May – October, the gorgeous flowers were planted in spring 2020, giving locals the perfect place to stretch their legs during the lengthy spring/summer lockdown that year. Now, we can all enjoy them whilst being free as a bird, with paths running through the fields to wander down and a good few more acres to explore a few minutes away at the Dunham Massey deer park.
And while 4.5 acres of sunflowers, to us, sounds like an absolute dream already, the owners of the farm at Dunham Massey plan to expand even further on their efforts – with plans to sow an additional four fields which would total a whopping 29 acres.
A day out at Dunham Massey is a treat any time of year, but this may be the final glimpse of summer we’ll have for a while, and there’s nothing more freeing than being surrounded by these serotonin-boosting friends.
The field can be found, and accessed, at Oldfield Lane, Dunham Massey, however, it’s recommended to park up at Dunham Massey for safer parking.