welcome to

writtle sunflowers

est 2003

A family run PYO flower field in the beautiful Essex Countryside.

Opening 20th July 2024

Tickets released Monday 15th July at 10am

Experience our Farm

Essex’s original 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 21 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 Maze, taking stunning photos and creating lasting memories as you go

Capture the moment – take the beauty of the field with you by picking your own bouquet from an array of Sunflowers, Zinnias, Cornflowers and others to brighten your home.

Laze in one of our beautiful bespoke deckchairs whilst enjoying some refreshments from our van

Picnic under our stretch marquee while the kids play in beautiful surroundings

Try your hand at something new – yoga, flower arranging or a photography lesson?  See our Events Page for whats on in the field




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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