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Anderson Sunflower Farm

Anderson Sunflower Farm

The sunflower seeds are planted each May and take approximately 60 days to fully bloom. We always aim to open to the public mid-July and are only able to stay open for a couple of weeks as the flowers start to wilt.

Business has grown tremendously over the years and we now meet visitors from all over the world who come to partake in the beauty of the sunflowers. There is also an authentic 1900’s barn on the property that adds to the beautiful backdrop.

We generally begin posting updates in the spring about when the seeds are planted, about their progress and when we expect them to bloom. We invite you to visit the farm each summer, take some photos and make memories to last a lifetime! We hope that our family tradition of 23+ years will become a tradition for you and your family!

Timeline

1970's - Byron Anderson
Forsyth County native, Byron Anderson, began the tradition of planting sunflowers on the small corner of Shiloh Road and Atlanta Hwy in Cumming, Georgia over 23 years ago. He purchased the land back in the 1970's to raise livestock as the family's main source of income. The now famous fields were originally used for corn and wheat to feed the livestock, but as the economy changed, so did the dynamic of the Anderson's Farm.
1990's - New Agriculture
They stopped raising cattle and pigs to focus on other sources of agriculture. The fields remained barren for several years until Byron decided to plant some sunflower seeds to add nutrients back into the soil. It soon turned into quite the hobby! The sunflower fields were originally only enjoyed by the people driving by and the occasional photographer wanting to take photos of the fields.
2006 - Open to the Public
Slowly, more and more people began to discover this hidden gem in Cumming, Georgia. After Byron passed away in 2006, his son, Dennis Anderson, decided to keep the tradition alive by opening the farm for the public to enjoy.
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