The history of sunflowers in Orunia might begin with a meeting of the series “I Can See Orunia Great”, which was held at the centre Dom Sąsiedzki Gościnna Przystań, where diploma designs were presented – visions of how to give Orunia a new life. In an ensuing debate about the feasibility of the presented ideas, including implementation of a great garden exhibition, dr Gabriela Rembarz, urban planner from the Architecture Faculty at the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Head of BPBK SA. Urban Planning Team asked: Why not plant 17 000 sunflowers in Orunia (i.e. as many as there are residents in Orunia). And that’s how it all started…

The idea seemed very simple: we decided to plant sunflowers in the area of Gościnna / Trakt Świętego Wojciecha intersection so that the place could assume an unusual nature. 17 000 is a symbolic number, but the number of seeds is considerable anyway. Thanks to enormous involvement of employees from Dom Sąsiedzki "Gościnna Przystań", including Przemysław Kluz and Ewa Sasimowska, we managed to prepare a square surface, lay a sidewalk, obtain soil and almost 100 tyres.