Sunflower Fields In and Near the Triangle: 2021
Dorothea Dix Park
2105 Umstead Dr., Raleigh
“The 308-acre site blends historic architecture and rich landscapes into a unique destination in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina.”Dorothea Dix Park recently announced its Fall Program Guide. The list is extensive so we narrowed it down to the 7 most family-friendly activities being offered, including a teddy bear picnic, a kids nature program, and a locals festival, here.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
A partnership between North Carolina Museum of Art and Dorothea Dix Park is attempting to make Raleigh the “City of Sunflowers.” On NCMA’s side, there’s its 2.5-acre field, which was first planted in 2018 and blends sunflowers, cosmos, and zinnias—plus, walk-through paths. This year, the Museum Park has a second sunflower planting near the Ellipse.
4911 Hunt Rd., Hillsborough (Orange County)
You can order flowers and other items for pick-up through the farm. Times for “U-pick flowers” sessions vary, with latest info here. (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.