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Pick Your Own Sunflowers: Days Out With Dogs in Melbourne

You, your dog, and a sunflower field. Your dog-friendly dreams are about to bloom to life.

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Photography: Katy & Shell

In delightful dog-friendly news, Pick Your Own Sunflowers is back in Melbourne for 2022! And it quite possibly is THE happiest day out you could spend with your dog.

Because what sounds more happy or wholesome than frolicking with your pup in a sprawling field of over 200,000 sunflowers (the cheeriest flower of all)? 

If sharing cute snaps of your furry BFF on Instagram is a dog mum duty you take seriously, or you’re always on the lookout for fun, unique dog-friendly places in Melbourne (and its beautiful surrounds) – then pack your camera, cute doggo and secateurs – because the biggest sunflower field in Victoria is calling.

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What is Pick Your Own Sunflowers?

Pick Your Own Sunflowers is a spectacular sunflower field open to the public for 4-6 weeks from February to March 2022. 

Based in Dunnstown, just 90 minutes west of Melbourne, this incredible property is blooming to life with bright and beautiful sunflowers as far as the eye can see. 

Not only can you wander the sunflower field with your dog at your own leisure (taking full advantage of countless photo ops for the ‘gram) you can even pick your own sunflowers ‘til your sunny heart’s content.

Entry to the Dunnstown sunflowers field is just $5, with each sunflower you pick charged at a very reasonable $2 per stem. 

It truly is a sight to be seen, and it’s a must on the list of dog-friendly places in Melbourne (or just outside of the city) you and your pup should visit this Summer/Autumn.

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When can I visit Pick Your Own Sunflowers?

The ‘unofficial’ word is that the Dunnstown sunflowers field will open next Monday 21st February.

We say unofficial, because the start date of the season usually isn’t confirmed until the last minute. And with very good reason – the owners want to make sure the field is in full bloom before opening the gates to the public.

When it comes to calling an end to the season, it’s a similar story. Last year we got very lucky, and were able to visit simply because the sunflowers stayed in bloom and the season dates were extended. Otherwise we would have missed out! 

As mentioned above, the season generally lasts 4-6 weeks (with closing dates currently towards the end of March). We highly recommend keeping an eye on the Pick Your Own Sunflowers website and Facebook page below for up-to-date information.

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What to bring:

  • Your dog of course!
  • Phone or camera
  • Enclosed shoes or boots (to protect from creepy crawlies!)
  • Secateurs
  • Snacks or a picnic basket (limited food is available on the grounds)

Tickets are available online now, and you can also pay on arrival.

We hope you and your dog love Pick Your Own Sunflowers as much as we did!

Pick Your Own Sunflowers Dunnstown | Dog Friendly Melbourne | Pretty Fluffy

Pick Your Own Sunflowers | Dunnstown Sunflowers | Pretty Fluffy

PICK YOUR OWN SUNFLOWERS

 

Starts: From Mon 21st February, 2022 (Season runs 4-6 weeks)

Dunnstown Sunflowers Field
420 Navigator-Dunnstown Road, Dunnstown, Victoria

Price: $5

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