150,000 sunflowers sprouting across Melbourne’s west

150,000 sunflowers sprouting across Melbourne’s west

A sea of sunflowers have sprouted as part of a large-scale installation that aims to bring neighbours together



Led by Woodlea, in collaboration with Djerriwarrh Health Services, Edmund Rice Services Mt. Atkinson and We Love Aintree, the initiative – known as Blooming West – aims to encourage local children and the broader community to design, plant, grow and harvest sunflower plots at home and within key local settings.


Perhaps the most impressive of the several sites is Woodlea’s community site, located within the brand new Woodlea Town shopping precinct.


Set within a grand 2800sqm site, the impressive sunflower installation is a destination for Woodlea residents and the broader community to visit and enjoy Blooming West on a massive scale.

Fun facts

  • 16 kilograms of seed was planted on the Woodlea site in December 2020
  • The plated species, known as Helianthus Annuus, has grown to impressive heights (between one to two metres)
  • From above, the sunflowers surround the word WOODLEA
Snap to win!

Snap to win!

To celebrate the launch of Blooming West, you can enjoy this fun-filled initiative and also take home an awesome prize! Simply visit and snap a picture at the sunflower site, and be sure to tag @woodlea.town and #WoodleaBloomingWest to win a $20 Woodlea Town gift card! Woodlea Town will contact each of the winners via DM to organise the collection of their winnings – Competition closes March 31, 2021.