Mini Pick Your Own Sunflowers at Rougham Estate
About this event
Could there be anything better than strolling through vibrant blooms of mini-sunflowers, picking to your heart’s content or sitting by a sea of yellow with your loved ones enjoying a summer’s picnic? Well… you can do it at Rougham Estate!
Rougham Estate is throwing open its gates once again for the second year, inviting visitors to enjoy its wonderful display of this summer’s mini-sunflowers.
Free admission and parking
Cold drinks, ice cream and snacks available
No booking needed
Well, 2022 has been a hot, dry year so far, lacking the rain needed to make them as tall as last year. Our sunflowers are perfect miniatures of what we had last year. They are currently about waist-height, fully-formed and golden yellow, and perfect for picking and displaying at home!
Bigger Field, Same Rustic Charm
The sunflowers may be mini, but the field is bigger this year, still keeping our rustic charm and offering plenty of photo opportunities. In addition to the mini-sunflowers, we have some wildflowers which can be purchased in pre-cut bunches to adorn your home.
We will lend you a pair of secateurs for a small refundable deposit to help you cut your chosen blooms to enjoy at home, or bring your own (and don’t forget gloves, if you need them).
Location and Facilities
This wonderful field is in a new location in Rougham, just east of Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible and clearly sign-posted from Junction 45 of the A14. There is plentiful free parking and toilet facilities; picnicking is encouraged and the wonderful Wrights are back again with their famous toasties, and lots of other offerings too including some face-painting and evening dining … watch this space and our social media for info!
Day Out in the Countryside
Come and enjoy a day in the countryside, with room for children to run and climb, space to picnic by a sea of yellow blooms, with deckchairs and a sandpit for little ones, and tasty toasties, snacks and ice cream on offer.
Admission and parking are free!
The Mini-Sunflowers make for wonderful photos and there are several feature areas for you to take home some special captured memories. You are welcome to take photos for purely personal use.
The Rougham Mini-Sunflower Field will be open every day from Wednesday 27th July from 10am to 5pm.
Watch our social media to see find out about any changes in opening times.
Daily 10am – 5pm
We are not sure how long these little sunflowers will last, so provisionally we are looking to open daily for 2-3 weeks until mid August. Look out on facebook https://www.facebook.com/roughamestate/ for more information on this.
About the Venue
Blackthorpe Barn is a vast thatched sixteenth century timber framed barn which forms the centrepiece of a complex of traditional farm buildings set in ancient meadows down an avenue of historic oak and lime trees.
It provides the venue for arts events and weddings during the year and for two months before Christmas it presents 'Christmas at Blackthorpe Barn'; a festival of everything Christmassy.
This eagerly awaited event combines probably the best Country Christmas Shop to be found anywhere, with six weekends of top British Crafts, award winning Rougham Estate Christmas trees, workshops, talks, walks, a magical Santa's Grotto and a delightful cafe open daily for the duration of the festival, offering light lunches, cakes, tea, coffee, mulled wine and so much more.
For many thousands of people across East Anglia and beyond, this event launches Christmas in a way that nothing else can match. For two months a year Blackthorpe Barn is Christmas!
Blackthorpe Barn has masses of free car parking, within walking distance of the building and it is so easy to reach by car.
Located less than a mile from Junction 45 of the A14, but hidden by both woods and meadows, the barn offers the perfect combination of easy access and a sense of remoteness. Set the sat nav to IP30 9HZ and you will be directed to the end of the avenue. What could be easier?
Why not make Blackthorpe Barn part of your family's build up to Christmas?