We'd like to thank everyone who helped make our 2014 Sunflowers for Wishes benefit for the Make A Wish Foundation such a success! Through your overwhelming support and generous donations we raised $113,232.00 Thank You!

Buttonwood Farm

July 19-27 2014 10am to dusk.

473 Shetucket Turnpike, Griswold, CT 06351


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In 2003 at the suggestion of a friend, we planted a one acre field of sunflowers. As they began to blossom, we learned that people were coming from many miles away to admire and photograph them.

We planted the sunflowers for people to admire their beauty and to compliment our rural environment. Although the flowers were beautiful, we had not thought about what we were going to do with them. When the blooms expired, we used them as feed for our cows.

We felt that we could find a better use for the flowers, and in turn, have established the "Sunflowers for Wishes" fundraiser.

The fundraiser is to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, a non-profit organization devoted to making wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

In 2004 we planted 10 acres of sunflowers, providing approximately 300,000 blooms for your viewing pleasure. As the event has been so popular we will continue to plant 14 acres again this year.

We will be cutting bouquets of sunflowers and giving them to you in exchange for a $5.00 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We give 100% of all proceeds directly to Make-A-Wish. We also have t-shirts available, and the sunflower design on the front of the shirt changes every year.

Due to overwhelming demand we are unfortunately unable to reserve or hold sunflower bouquets. All bouquets are sold on a first come first serve basis.



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Since 2004 our Sunflowers For Wishes fundraisers for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut have been a huge success.
It has ran for ten days in each of the last years, and we have been able to raise a total of over $791,000.
We’d like to thank each of you
who visited our farm and made
a donation during this event

Plans are well underway for this years event, which will be July 19 - 27 2014.
We'd appreciate your help in making this year's event the best ever, so mark your calendars!

Tractor drawn hayrides daily from
11 am – dusk, during the event. The ride is 3/4 ths of a mile through cow pastures and
4 acres of the sunflower fields in
bloom. All proceeds benefit the
Make-A-Wish Foundation In case of inclement weather please call ahead for our hayride schedule. Hayrides will not go out if it is raining or if the fields ae too wet.