Grinter's
Sunflower Farm

 24154 Stillwell Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Free admission - donation box.
Sunflowers bloom over for 2021

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Grinter's Sunflower Farm - Lawrence, Kansas
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Grinter's Sunflower Farm - Lawrence, Kansas     September 5, 2020

Ted and Kris Grinter's Sunflower Farm in Leavenworth County has become a phenomena. Although Kansas has a great many sunflower fields, those fields are primarily in central and western Kansas. These fields are in the far eastern part of the state (near the population centers) and the Grinter family let the public come into the fields and take photos. A great many people want to have their photos taken with the sunflowers. Professional photographers even schedule sessions here.

Sunflowers begin their blooming with the flowers following the sun as it crosses the sky. As the seeds grow heavier, the flower heads start to droop and finally just hang down, with the majority of them facing the east. The photo at the top of this page was taken when the flowers were several days past their best, but there were still several hundred people in the fields taking photos on a Thursday evening. The seeds continued to swell and the flower heads turned black in the next few weeks, But storms made the flowers look pretty ragged before then.

For the best photography, come on as sunny day in the first couple of hours after sunrise or before sunset. The peak time for the flowers changes each year. It usually is in late August or early September and the fields look their best for about two weeks.

Sunflower General is a local goods & bake shop. The Grinters opened Sunflower General starting the last weekend in August 2021, 9AM - 5PM. If they have them, we recommend the peanut butter filled chocolate chip cookies!

Thousands of people visit the sunflower farm and at the peak, it is recommended that you go in the daytime on a week day for the best experience.

Be sure to respect the farm and the neighbors. Please do not go onto other property and carry out your trash.

The Grinters plant their sunflowers in July and the 2021 sunflower bloom was well underway on Labor Day Weekend. To check on the flowers' progress in 2021, visit the Grinter Farms Facebook Page.

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Grinter's Sunflower Farm - Lawrence, Kansas     August 30, 2021

2019 Sunflower blooms in Kansas
Visitors checking out the few, very first blooms on August 28, 2019.

Grinter's Sunflower Farm parking.
In 2020 parking is in cleared fields. Please respect the signs pointing out places not to park.

Grinter farm money tube - Lawrence, Kansas
One of two money tubes where the public is encouraged to leave a dollar for each flower they take
or just leave a contribution to thank the Grinter family for letting them have fun in the fields.

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A drone at the field near Sunflower General


A bee enjoying one of the flowers which was still in pretty good shape.


People love to have their family photos with the sunflowers. 2015


September 5, 2020


 


 

Sunflower field before the flowers bloom
Grinter's Sunflower Farm has become a destination even when the sunflowers are not in bloom.
This was on August 27, 2016.

Sunflower General, a local goods & bake shop
Sunflower General, a local goods & bake shop is near the smaller of the two sunflower fields in 2020.

Sunflowe General gift shop and bakery
Crafts, t-shirts, baked goods and local honey are available at Sunflower General.

Grinter's Sunflower Farm from the air
Grinter's Sunflower Farm from a United Airlines flight in March 2017

Grinter's Sunflower Farm Map - Lawrence, Kansas
Grinter's Sunflower Farm Map

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