Grinter's
Sunflower Farm

 24154 Stillwell Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
 (785) 749-1325

Free admission
pay a dollar a bloom for any sunflowers you take with you, on the honor system

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

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 Grinters let the public come into the fields, take photos and take home flowers for a dollar a bloom. 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 photos on this page were taken on September 10, 2015, 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 will continue to swell and the flower heads will turn black in the next few weeks.

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 new local goods & bake shop which opened in August of 2016. Sunflower General is open Saturday & Sunday from 7:30AM - 3:00PM, but will have extended hours when the sunflowers are in bloom. The T-shirts are only $15. The peanut butter filled chocolate chip cookies are very good!

The 2017 sunflower seeds were planted on July 9 and the peak blooming in 2017 imay be just before Labor Day. The flowers bloom about 2 weeks or less. 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 parking becomes very muddy when it rains and there is a big risk of getting stuck in the first 24 hours after a heavy rain. To check on the flowers' progress in 2017 or what the parking is like, visit theGrinter Farms Facebook Page.


Parking is along drives and along the street. 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 bee enjoying one of the flowers which was still in pretty good shape.


People love to have their family photos with the sunflowers.


 


 


 

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, opened a quarter mile west of the sunflower fields.

craftes, jams and honey
Crafts, soaps, jellies and honey at Sunflower General

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

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

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