The iconic Raleigh sunflowers are returning in summer 2021 with even more blooms.
The Dorothea Dix Park sunflowers field took a break in 2020, but now they’re coming back.
Updated July 21: Dix Park posted the sunflowers are nearing full bloom:
The sunflowers at the North Carolina Museum of Art Museum Park are also beginning to bloom, although the peak is a couple weeks off, a spokesperson confirmed to Raleigh Convergence July 19.
The NCMA also plants a sunflowers, cosmos and zinnias among the sculptures.
New this year
NCMA will plant a second field, below the Ellipse, near the entrance from the parking lots.
Dix Park and the North Carolina Museum of Art are collaborating on a City of Sunflowers effort this year. The two are connected by the Rocky Branch and Reedy Creek Greenway trails.
See the Raleigh sunflowers
Dix Park sunflowers: The five-acre sunflowers field is located off Hunt Drive, closest to the entrance off Western Boulevard. [map]
Park in a gravel lot off Hunt Drive during weekdays, or any lot weeknights or weekends. [site]
NCMA Museum Park sunflowers: There will be two fields planted this year.
Near the entrance of the museum park, under the Ellipse field, you’ll find the new sunflower planting this year.
Find a two and a half-acre field location further in the park, near the intersection of the Blue Loop and Meadow trails. [site]