Sunflower shop closes its door for instagrammers

A family run farm in Hamilton, Canada has had a whirlwind last couple of weeks. Bogle Seeds opened up their 1.4 acre sunflower farm to visitors for a couple of weeks in mid july but what followed was an avalanche of chaos and unruly behaviour by social media users trying to get the perfect picture in the beautiful yellow and green setting.

SUNFLOWER UPDATE AS OF JULY 28, 2018: Due to the overwhelming turn out today, the Hamilton Police have been called and…

Posted by Bogle Seeds on Saturday, July 28, 2018

The farm’s car park only has a capacity of 300 and charges visitors $7.50 for entry. When 7000 cars showed up and parked up to a mile away causing chaos in the neighbourhood, police had to be called to restore order.

Some people refused to leave and were not willing to pay the entry fee “just to take a snap”.

The farm was initially brought to attention of social media users by instagrammers with millions of combined followers.

Frolicking through sunflower fields with my cheesiest poses 🙈🌻 📸 by @imemmarae

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The flower shop has said it is unlikely to be open to the public again.