These stunning drone pictures show a huge field filled with more than 100,000 sunflowers—planted to read the word ‘hope’.
The breathtaking field at Ardross Farm in Scotland spans 1.5 hectares—the size of four football pitches—and recently came into bloom five months after it was planted.
Reverend Douglas Creighton from East Neuk Trinity Church came up with the idea for a sunflower field in a bid to bring people joy during the pandemic.
He asked farmer Claire Pollock to help get it off the ground, and she agreed to planting more than 100,000 sunflowers at the start of May.
The pair hope the maze will bring joy to the local community, with 500 people walking through it when it opened last weekend.
It takes 20 minutes to complete the huge maze, and £2,000 ($2,766) has already been raised for local charities.
Reverend Creighton said of the project, “It’s something bright and cheerful for everyone in the community—we sowed a bit of hope and optimism to show it’s not all doom and gloom.
“I even hosted a live planting during lockdown where people joined in on Zoom to watch.
Farmer Claire said, “We have always grown wildflowers to help the birds and spread a bit of cheer,” saying it’s been great to do something that would make people smile and get local people involved.
“It’s a maze of hope in a field of hope and we want it to be something fun and different.”