welcome to

writtle sunflowers

est 2003

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

Thank you to all our visitors in 2023 from near and far, we’ve had a blast – see you next year!


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 in this area for over 100 years, and three generations of the family are currently involved in the farm.  This is a working farm so take care when visiting and watch out for tractors – give us a wave if you see one!

Due to this rather unsettled summer, please make sure you check your emails and social media for updates before travelling to us, in case we have to close due to bad weather      CLOSED SATURDAY 5th AUGUST

Immerse yourself

in nature

Starting off as an experiment in conservation, Writtle Sunflowers is a now a popular Pick Your Own flower patch. We have been selling flowers, offering a great day out and brightening homes since 2003.

This year we have planted over a hectare of sunflowers for everyone to enjoy, and expanded our ever popular mixed flower areas. More fresh flowers, more space to wander, more photo opportunities.

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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