Sunflowers are known as symbols of adoration, loyalty, positivity, and longevity. We are fortunate enough to have two main seasons in Miami when the Sunflowers are blooming, spring and fall. But you can also find Sunflowers blooming year-round in many fields. During those times of year time of year when sunflower fields are blooming is when photos start popping up all over your Instagram Feed. Below are some places you can go to buy local sunflowers and a few have fields where you can take pictures. Sunflowers are thought of as “happy” flowers, so you might want to bring extra home to brighten someone’s day.
FACTS ABOUT SUNFLOWERS:
- They are Native to North America and were initially developed as a food source.
- They have been used for dye, food, medicine, and oil.
- They can decontaminate soil, absorb harmful radiation, and soak up hazardous materials like lead and arsenic.
- They grow best when they get six to eight hours of sun a day.
- The track the sun as the earth moves throughout the day, it is known as heliotropism phototropism.
- Each sunflower’s head is actually made of thousands of tiny flowers.
- You can use the sunflower head and some string to make a bird feeder.
- Once the seeds fall out, you can use them as a scrubbing pad.
- Their petals are known as “rays”.
- They also come in other colors such as Red Sun, Strawberry Blonde, and White.
- Sunflowers can self-pollinate.
- Bees 🐝 love their sweet nectar.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Closed-toed shoes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
- Cooler (if you plan to bring Sunflowers home)
- Cash (in case they do not accept credit cards)
- Camera or phone
TIPS FOR GREAT PHOTOS:
- Try different perspectives – go for the sweeping yellow fields but don’t forget to get some close-ups, too, particularly if there are bees flying around the flowers.
- Consider kneeling and looking up at the flowers.
- Early morning and late afternoon light are always great for photos.
WHERE TO GO:
- The Berry Farm
- 13720 SW 216th Street, Miami, FL 33170
- Open Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday to Sunday from 9:00am to 6:30pm
- $5 on weekdays, $10 on weekends (you need to pay extra for the flowers themselves)
- They specialize in fruit and vegetables, and they even sell veggie boxes
- They serve brunch, meals, desserts and drinks
- Strawberry Fields of Kendall
- Kendall 9501 SW 137 Ave 33186
- Price varies, flowers are $1 each
- This farm is mainly known for its strawberries, but they also have some sunflower fields that you can visit
- The sunflower season here usually starts in December / January
- Family Farms
- 14950 SW 14th Street Davie, FL 33326
- Contact for pricing
- Open Thursday to Sunday from 10:00am until 6:00pm
- Sunflower fields with fresh farm to table food, barn animals and pony birthday parties
- You can shop their local artisan market
- On Friday and Saturday nights, you’ll be able to attend their Bonfire on the Farm which includes some tasty BBQ, karaoke, live music, line dancing and more
- Robert is Here
- 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034
- Open Monday to Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm, and Friday to Sunday from 9:00am – 6:00pm
- Flamingo Road Nursery
- 1655 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33325
- Open daily from 8:00am – 6:00pm
- Teena’s Pride Produce/MichaelBorekFarms
- 19101 SW 147th Ave, Miami, FL 33187
- Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
We are not affiliated with these businesses, please check with them directly to confirm hours of operation and if their Sunflower Fields are in bloom. Some may have fields to take photos in and others may only have sunflowers available for sale.