Sunflowers are $2 a stem.
Where some see problems, others see solutions. Others, in this case, are Russell and Jenny Jenner who, after running low on water to irrigate their farm, began planting sunflowers because they are drought-hardy crops.
And that right there is the beginning of Scenic Rim’s Sunflower Farm, which is throwing open its gates this weekend (and the next one and the one after that) so you can head out into the sunshine and wander about 6 acres of sunflowers—in other words, 80,000 sunflowers.
When you’re there, you may as well pick some too but while cutters and buckets will be available for hire at $5 a pop, you’re welcome to bring your own and avoid the wait because, let’s be honest, sunflower picking is going to be pretty popular. And, obviously, you can take as many photos and selfies as you like. It goes without saying that Instagram uploads and stories over the coming few weeks are going to be sunflower-centric.
No good at taking photos but want a memorable snap of your sunflower day, then you can Three Finns Photography who will be taking mini family photo shoots on the farm’s open days.
You will need to book in a session, with both morning and afternoon available over the next few weekends. And since mother nature has taken her time to gt these golden beauties in bloom, the Kalbar Farm is considering opening up more weekends down the track.
Tickets start at around $12 per adult (children under 16 can enter free), but when booking take a look at the special sessions as you could do yoga among sunflowers at 6am if you fancy being up that early, attend a sunflower seed bomb workshop, or jump in a classic car for a ride around the farm.
There are picnic boxes too, which serve two so you don’t need to worry about packing lunch. Or, you could head into town and support the locals there as well. In any case, coffee and food vans will be onsite as well as a dog watering station so our furry friends don’t go thirsty.
Details for Kalbar Sunflowers
When: 23, 24, 30 and 31 October and 6 and 7 November (and maybe the weekend after that)
Where: 56 Warumkarie Road, Kalbar (about 112kms from the Gold Coast)
See their website for more info and tickets