Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT
Close your eyes and imagine a sea of more than 450,000 sunflowers in bloom on 15 acres of beautiful farmland, hayrides through the field of sunflowers, a special stop to feed handfuls of hay to the farm’s friendly cows and the chance to sample more than 50 flavors of the farm’s homemade ice cream - including a special sunflower flavor sold only during the ten-day Sunflowers for Wishes festival. Sounds like the perfect, idyllic summer day, right?
Buttonwood Farm is hosting its iconic annual event, Sunflowers for Wishes, for the 16th consecutive year July 20 through July 28. Bouquets of five sunflowers will be available in exchange for a $10 donation to Make-A-Wish® Connecticut. 100% of the proceeds of their sunflower sales, as well as their t-shirt, notecard and hayride sales are donated directly to Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Sunflowers are available while supplies last.
Over the years, the Button family has helped raise more than $1 million to create life-changing wishes for local children with critical illnesses. Many of those children will be stopping by the farm on Tuesday evening, July 30 during Wish Family Day, when the Buttons open the field exclusively for wish kids and families.
Sunflowers for Wishes is located at Buttonwood Farm, 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold, CT. The event is open to the public from 10AM until dusk, July 20th through July 28th. For more information on Sunflowers for Wishes, please call 860.376.4081 or visit sunflowersforwishes.com.