Rougham Sunflowers - Opening again in July/August 2022

Could there be anything better than strolling through vibrant blooms of Sunflowers picking to your heart’s content or sitting amongst a sea of yellow with your loved ones enjoying a summer’s picnic, well you can…

The Sunflower field created by Rougham Estate is throwing open its gates once again for its second year inviting visitors to enjoy its wonderful display of Sunflowers this summer.

This year we are going bigger, still keeping our rustic charm and still offering plenty of photo opportunities whilst meandering on the paths within. In addition to the Sunflowers, we will be growing 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….

This wonderful field is located in Rougham, just east of Bury St Edmunds, is easily accessible and clearly signed from Junction 45 of the A14. There’s free parking, toilet facilities, picnicking is encouraged, and we do have the wonderful Wrights back with us with their famous toasties, and lots of other offerings too, including some evening dining … watch this space!

The Rougham Sunflower Field will be open every day from 10am to 5pm … admission and parking are free!

Opening Times
TBC … Our Sunflowers are very reliant on the sun to encourage their bloom. We are aiming for the summer holiday period from mid-July to the end of August. Watch our social media to see how they are coming along.

Daily 10am – 5pm.

Entry & Parking                                 
Free



Directions

This year’s Sunflower field is in a new location.

Take Junction 45 from the A14, just East of Bury St Edmunds.

From Eastbound Carriageway turn right at the roundabout at the end of the slip road and follow our signage.

From Westbound Carriageway turn left at the end of the slip road. Drive under the bridge. Straight over at the roundabout and follow our signage.

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Your visit

When you visit the sunflower field you will be directed by a member of staff to park. We have ample parking on the grass.
Toilet facilities are available including an accessible and baby change unit.

The Sunflower field will be packed with lots of photo opportunities to capture special moments of your visit. Back by popular demand, we will have our straw bale pyramids and sandpits to keep your little ones entertained. 

Your dogs are welcome

Dogs are welcome to come and visit the picnic area of the sunflower field, as long as they are well-behaved and kept on a short lead at all times. Don’t forget to bring poo-bags, which must be used when required, and to take any waste away with you.

At quieter times, dogs are allowed into the sunflower pathways but must be carried for the safety of the dog and the sunflowers; at busier times dogs may not be allowed into the sunflower pathways.

This is a family-friendly location and we are expecting many families with small children, who need to be, and feel, safe here. Dogs can be intimidating to people not used to them.

The sunflower field
We have cut pathways through the sunflowers to make it easy for you to explore the whole area.


Food

There will be a choice of picnic spots with benches on a grassy area, so bring along your picnic blankets. Picnicking is encouraged and there will also be catering on offer daily from the amazing Wrights who are joining us for another season. Their famous toasties are back, in addition, they will be offering lunch boxes for your little people. They will also be offering some evening sun-down meals amongst the sunflowers… look out on our social media for announcements. And if that isn’t enough, we have ice cream too!



Picking your sunflowers
You will be able to pick your own beautiful bunches of Sunflowers whilst meandering through the cut-out paths. Secateurs can be borrowed if you forget yours, for a small refundable deposit which will be deducted from the sale. When you are ready to leave, head to the gazebo where our helpful staff will charge you accordingly. Payment by card is preferable although we will be taking cash.

Do remember to bring some gloves too, if you need them.



Leaving the sunflower field
We are operating a one-way system for all visitors arriving by car so look out for Exit signs that will direct you back to the public road. Please note that the exit road is a left-hand turn only and will signpost you accordingly.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to another year of fabulous yellow blooms. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!



Opportunity for Professional Photography

There will be several featured areas for you to take home some captured special memories. We ask that all professional, commercial, for-profit, or paid-for photoshoots are pre-booked and authorised by Rougham Estate. Drone use is strictly prohibited unless pre-arranged and agreed in writing by Rougham Estate staff during hours that the site is not open to the public.

Rougham Estate must be credited on all professional/commercial images sold or used for social media.

Unauthorised professional photographers/photoshoots maybe asked to leave/stop as determined by Rougham Estate staff. 

If you are interested in holding a photoshoot at the sunflowers, please contact Amie:

Amie Deane
T: 01359 270238
E: amie@roughamestate.com


This event is brought to you by Rougham Estate

Further information:

Amie Deane
T: 01359 270238
E: amie@roughamestate.com

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