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The Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project runs biennially. The next project is in 2021.


About the project

The Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project is designed to grow little gardeners through nurturing and caring for their own sunflowers. At the heart of the project lies Daltons' goal to spark children’s interest and love of gardening, and empower them to develop gardening skills for life.

The project last ran in 2019 when a staggering 13,024 children through 250 kindergartens across 11 kindergarten associations nationwide have taken part, all aiming to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower face within their region.

It is the fifth time the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens has run. Throughout the project children have been growing their gardening skills and knowledge; like sowing seeds, germination, caring for seedlings, planting them out and daily care of their plant. They were exposed to basic math concepts through measuring and recording of their plant’s growth each week.

Meadowbank Kindy Sunflowers

Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project submissions are now closed and winners chosen:

Thank you to our sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors, Kings Seeds and The Warehouse who help make this project possible.


Regional Prizes

for each participating Regional Kindergarten Association*

Sunflower smiley face

The Tallest Sunflower
$150 Daltons garden voucher

$100 Warehouse Voucher


Sunflowers smiley face

The Widest Sunflower Head
$150 Daltons garden voucher

$100 Warehouse Voucher


National Prizes

Kindy Gardening Workshop
Each registered kindergarten goes into the draw to win a workshop with award-winner landscape designer and author, Xanthe White. The winning kindergarten could use the workshop as a great fundraiser by selling tickets to the workshop, if they wish.

Best Photo
Throughout the project send us your best sunflower photos and you could win a framed copy of the photo and a $100 Daltons voucher.


Daltons Best Little Gardener for each kindy.
It could be the child who showed an incredible passion for gardening, always remembered to water the plants or paid special attention to their sunflower, it’s up to you. Prize and certificate included in the starter pack. Download and print off participation certificates so every child gets a special memento.


Sunflower Winner Congratulations