Tuttle’s Sunflower Meadow Information
Update: as of 8/2 they are in peak bloom. This is the week if you want to see the current planting in peak bloom. The week of week of Aug 8-14 they will be still open but probably past peak bloom. There will be additional plantings of sunflowers opening in September.
- Sunflower Meadow Dates: Opens July 23, 2021.
- For 2021, we have planted three separate plantings of sunflowers that we hope will bloom on and off from late July through mid September. Additional ticket times will be listed a few days in advance as we see how bloom progresses. Not all tickets will be available the beginning of the season.
- Sunflower Meadow Hours: 10am-5pm (Monday-Saturday beginning on July 23, CLOSED SUNDAY).
- All guests to the sunflower meadow MUST purchase advanced tickets ONLINE.
- The meadow is approx. 4 acres of sunflowers to walk through in a one way path. It takes approx. 20 minutes to walk through the trail.
- Tickets to the sunflower meadow also includes Tractor Town Kid’s Play Area.
- Admission is $8/person ages 2 and up. Children 1 and under are free and no ticket is needed. Ticket includes Tractor Town Kid’s Play Area.
- Cut your own sunflowers are available in a separate area for those who have paid admission to the trail. Cost of cut sunflowers is $3/flower head (includes tax). A self-service wrapping station will be available. Cut your own sunflowers are paid for the day you attend.
- New for 2021 we also have a cut your own flower area that is open while supplies last. Guests will have the option to cut your own bouquet (includes flowers that fit in jar, plus 2 sunflowers, plus jar for $15) while supplies last.
- Rain Policy: The meadow will remain open in light rain, but will CLOSE in the event of inclement weather (lightening, heavy rain) until the storm passes. Should we need to close the meadow due to inclement weather, you may use your ticket on another day that the meadow is open.
- Refund Policy: There are no refunds for tickets.
- NO PETS are permitted in the sunflower meadow. This area is considered a food production area by the USDA and no pets are permitted due to food safety regulations.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU COME:
- The sunflower meadow is in an agricultural field. The ground can be uneven in places. There can also be mud if it has rained a lot. The paths are narrow and are not suitable for strollers. Bees and other insects also love sunflowers so it is normal to have insects in the sunflower field as well…typically the bees are more interested in the flowers than the people…but those with severe bee allergies should be aware that there will be bees present.
- Tractor Town Kid’s Play Area will be open this year during the sunflower meadow.
- No outside food is permitted at the farm, but check out our Cafe for lunch with outdoor seating. They also have our famous apple cider slushies to enjoy. Online ordering is now available for the Cafe.
- For your safety, there is ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRY into the sunflower area (even just for photos) during any times that the meadow is not open. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy. Advance Online tickets ARE REQUIRED.
- Professional Photographer Policy: professional photography is allowed only in compliance with our photographer guidelines. All attendees must have a paid ticket purchased in advance. Photos are ONLY permitted during the 45 minutes following your ticket time (for example 10:00am tickets means you may be in the field from 10:00am-10:45am). Photographers MUST also comply with policies listed in our photo policy. Any photographer not following these policies will be asked to cease their session. See guidelines here: https://www.indianapolisorchard.com/photo-policy/
- You will need to be done with your sunflower meadow experience by 5pm. We encourage you to buy earlier timeslots to allow for more time.