The Annual Sunflowers for Wishes is taking place now! – This is a blog I wrote several years ago on this wonderful place supporting a wonderful cause.  Enjoy it again as well as the ice cream although the sunflowers are past peak now.

The event runs through August 2, 2020 this year and Buttonwood Farm is located at 473 Shetucket Turnpike in Griswold, CT.


The fields stretch forever

Bring your kids or just release the kid in you as there are hayrides, and a cow train ride, sunflowers for sale and cows to check out! The hayride and cow train rides run throughout the day and are about 25 minutes long going first through the cow pasture and ends up going through the sunflower field.  All proceeds from the rides go directly to Make-A-Wish! Since 2004 they have been able to raise a total of over $1,000,000!


Happy Trio


Reaching higher and higher



Looking up

Sunflowers are available on a first come first serve basis.  Bouquets are $10 for a bouquet of five sunflowers.  Again, all proceeds from the sunflowers as well as T-Shirts and notecards which are for sale all go directly to Make-A-Wish!


Close up before the birds east the seeds or the cows are let into the fields


Not yet ready to party


Just opening


Go Enjoy and support this great effort to support Make-A-Wish!