welcome to

writtle sunflowers

est 2003

 A family run PYO flower field in the beautiful Essex Countryside, running for 20 years

We’re hard at work behind the scenes preparing for summer 2024 – see you in July!


Experience our Farm

The original PYO sunflower patch

Come and experience a family-friendly slice of country life.

Pick the freshest flowers direct from our flower field just outside Chelmsford, running for 20 years as part of our family farm.

The Metson family have been farming locally for over 100 years, and three generations of the family are currently involved in the farm. We love welcoming you all to our farm when the flowers are blooming, usually mid/end-July for around a month. 

Immerse yourself

in nature

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Essex countryside, yet not far from Chelmsford city center, our family-run Pick-Your-Own (PYO) flower field has been offering a unique and enchanting experience for over two decades. For more than 20 years, this floral haven has welcomed visitors from near and far, inviting them to immerse themselves in the vibrant colors and intoxicating scents of a wide variety of blooms.

What started as a small family venture has blossomed into a beloved local tradition, where families, photographers, and nature enthusiasts gather to create memories among the petals. The field not only offers a chance to handpick a personal bouquet of fresh flowers but also serves as a testament to the family’s dedication to sustainable farming and fostering a deep connection between people and the natural beauty of the Essex countryside. Each visit promises a tranquil escape and an opportunity to partake in the simple joy of gathering flowers under the open sky, making it a cherished destination for all who discover it.

In the words of our visitors, it’s…

“the perfect summer outing, a magical place”

Stroll through our Sunflower Walk, taking beautiful photos and making memories along the way.

Can you find the centre of our Sunflower Maze?

Pick your own  bunch of Sunflowers, Zinnias, Cornflowers and more to take home.

Laze in one of our deckchairs whilst enjoying some refreshments

Picnic under our stretch marquee while the kids play.



Fabulous place to visit!

Fabulous place to visit, the sunflowers are amazing and the wildflowers are even better, very reasonable prices for cutting your own.

Wendy Impett


Super friendly team

Super friendly team running a beautiful field of wildflowers and sunflowers.

Caroline Sparkles


so beautiful!

Had such a lovely time at Writtle Sunflowers! So beautiful! Lovely flowers, bugs, drinks, music and team, would highly recommend.

Samantha Hampshire


recommend to anyone

Great refreshments and the flowers are so beautiful! Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially someone with limited mobility.

Alison Rioch


lovely place, so pretty

What a lovely place to visit for an afternoon. So pretty and the people are super friendly.

Natalie Williams

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