Sunflower Fields In and Near the Triangle
No opportunities at Dorothea Dix Park this year, but there are other options
The City of Raleigh has confirmed that the sunflower field at Dorothea Dix Park won't be in operation this year. "With the health and safety of the community as top priority, and no way to limit the number of people visiting the iconic Raleigh sunflowers at any given time, the decision was made not to move forward with planting this year,” a statement says.
However, there are still a couple of other options in and near the Triangle. Here are two farms sunflower fields and what to know this year:
4911 Hunt Rd., Hillsborough (Orange County)
You can order flowers and other items for pick-up through the farm. The “U-pick flowers” sessions are open Wednesdays, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., and Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. (U-pick costs $15.) The farm regularly updates its Facebook page with picking slots and more info. (Other than sunflowers, black-eyed Susans, Zinnias, Cosmos, and other wildflowers are also available.)
Pace Family Farms
12701 Buffalo Rd., Clayton (Johnston County)
Pace holds "Sunflower Days," in which visitors can come cut flowers and take them home for $1 per stem. The farm will be updating its Facebook page with the dates for those days in the coming weeks.
For more options, find a guide of sunflower fields in western North Carolina here.