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Bag yourself some bank holiday sunshine when 40,000 sunflowers go on sale at Rutland Vineyard in Ketton to raise money for Rutland Sailability




This sea of sunflowers has created a spectacular view on the edge of Ketton.

The owners of Rutland Vineyard initially planted them to attract the bees, but are now using them to support a good cause.

Between Saturday and Monday (August 28-30), Tim and Zoe Beaver will open their plot to the public to sell off the flowers. Visitors can fill a bag in exchange for a £10 donation to Rutland Sailability.

Rutland Vineyard's sunflower collection
Rutland Vineyard's sunflower collection

Zoe said: "My husband is a farmer and never does things by halves. He thought if you're going to plant a few, why not plant 40,000!

"We didn't want the flowers to go to waste, so this idea will support a brilliant charity. Rutland Sailability is vital to the people who use it."

Most of the sunflowers measure about 5ft 10 but one special flower, affectionately known as Dave, is sure to be the star attraction as it stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Dave the sunflower
Dave the sunflower

Rutland Vineyard is located on Barrowden Road, Ketton. It can be found using the What Three Words app by entering husband-finds-verb.

The site will open each day from 11am until 3pm. Visitors should take their own tools for cutting the flowers, and cash payments.

Tim and Zoe Beaver have grown 40,000 sunflowers
Tim and Zoe Beaver have grown 40,000 sunflowers
Rutland Vineyard is selling 40,000 sunflowers to raise money for Rutland Sailability
Rutland Vineyard is selling 40,000 sunflowers to raise money for Rutland Sailability


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