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Sunflowers in Maryland New for 2020

Sunflowers in Maryland and Virginia are now blooming all the way through October!  Keep reading to see the new sunflower fields I’ve added for 2020!

Butler’s Orchard Sunflowers

Butler’s Orchard has a lovely little field of sunflowers in Maryland currently in full bloom (as of August 15, 2020). 

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The best part is this farm is just as close to DC as Mckee Beshers. Because of the pandemic this year they have timed entry tickets that they are releasing every week. 

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They’ve also made the path through the field extra wide for social distancing and they’ve added some fun props perfect for photos!  Butler’s Orchard is a great place for kids and they have a large variety of pick your own fruits and veggies.  

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The field isn’t huge, about 4 acres, definitely not as big as Mckee Beshers but you will still get some great pictures, for some drone footage of the sunflower field at Butler’s Orchard click here.

  • Ticket Info:
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday tickets will be available Sunday at 5pm
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday tickets will be available Thursday at 5pm
    • Reserve tickets here.
  • They require masks while in the sunflower field but are allowing brief removal for pictures
  • They have pick your own fruit, veggies and flowers
  • There’s a Farmer’s Market at the entrance where you can buy fruits, veggies, pies, jam, and honey.
  • Butler’s Orchard Location:  22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876
  • Sunflowers bloom around mid August at Butler’s Orchard, they are currently in full bloom

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Though we were too early for the sunflower field, we had a great time picking flowers at Butler’s Orchard.  For more on what blooms when in DC and where to pick flowers see here.

READ  5 Best Places for Apple Picking in Maryland and DC this Fall

Sunflower Fields in Maryland | Clear Meadow Farm Sunflower Field

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Clear Meadow Farm has to be one of my favorite sunflower fields in Maryland!  It is the first sunflower field I ever went to even before the sunflower fields in Maryland at Mckee Beshers.  I love this sunflower field in Maryland because it typically blooms in September!

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If you’ve lived in Maryland and Virginia you know that July and August are typically the hottest months of the year in this area. This means that sunflowers that bloom in July and August in Maryland and Virginia tend to look kind of wilty and the bloom doesn’t last very long!

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Every time I’ve been to Clear Meadow Farm’s sunflower field in Maryland the weather has been perfect!  Because it’s September! It’s not as hot, there’s barely any mosquitos, and no thunderstorms! 

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Clear Meadow Update for 2020 – Unfortunately, they have decided not to plant sunflowers this year because of the pandemic.

 

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Sunflower Fields in Maryland | Rocky Point Creamery Sunflower Field

Rocky Point Creamery has the best ice cream.  What could be better than some sunflowers and ice cream together.  The best part? You can actually pick the sunflowers at Rocky Point Creamery. 

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The sunflowers are $1 each and Rocky Point donates the proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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The payment for flowers is more of an honor system. They have a jar and some scissors out on the entrance to the field where you can put money in.  No one is manning the field.  

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There’s no entrance fee here, but definitely donate even if you don’t pick the sunflowers.  Be sure to get some ice cream too! The sunflower field at Rocky Point Creamery blooms around mid-August, but because of our hot weather, they should be hitting full bloom this week August 3, 2020.

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Compared to McKee Besher and Clear Meadow Farm, the sunflower field at Rocky Point Creamery in Maryland is much much smaller.  It’s very pretty, but it’s more of a “patch” when compared to the former two fields.    

 

  • Don’t make the mistake I did in trying to go on a Monday Rocky Point closes on Mondays!
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:30pm to 8:30pm
  • They are open later than Butler’s so you’ll be able to get some great sunset pictures here
  • Definitely eat some ice cream
  • Rocky Point Creamery Location:  4323 Tuscarora Rd, Tuscarora, MD 21790
  • Sunflowers bloom around mid August
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Burnside Farms Sunflower Field in Virginia

If you’ve read my post on tulips, you know I’ve not had the greatest experience at Burnside Farms in Virginia.  But I’ve heard these sunflower fields in Virginia are amazing.

This sunflower field in Virginia has a ton of varieties that bloom at different times (over 30 types of sunflowers)!  Burnside Farms’ sunflower field will be blooming from July through Labor Day. 

They are open daily from 10am to 6pm but are open until 8pm on Thursdays and Saturdays for Sunflower sunsets!  You know sunset is the best time for photos!

 

  • Admission to Burnside Farms sunflower field is $12 per person over 13, $8 for kids 3-12, and free for kids under 3 – Tickets Here.
  • Adult tickets include 3 sunflowers that you can pick, kids tickets do not include sunflowers  
  • Additional sunflowers at Burnside Farms for $1.50 each 
  • For sunflowers sunsets admission is $14 per adult, and $10 per child, children under 3 are free 
  • Burnside even has a sunflower maze set to bloom in September  
  • Sunflower field address for Burnside Farms:  11008 Kettle Run Rd., Nokesville, VA.
  • You can take professional photos here for the price of admission during their regular hours
  • Masks are required in common areas but not in the actual fields if you are social distancing
  • They do allow dogs on a leash

Good news, Burnside Farms is planning to have a second sunflower field for FALL this year at their Nokesville Farm location.  So if you missed their first bloom, you could catch their second bloom, for updates go here.

Auburn Farm Sunflower Patch in Virginia

I didn’t know about this 20-acre sunflower farm in Virginia until one of my amazing readers on Instagram sent it to me!  She went and said it was amazing!  

Auburn Farm Sunflower Patch is about 1.5 hours from Washington DC, at 17736 Auburn Road, Brandy Station, Virginia
(Located just north of Culpeper, Virginia, two miles off of Route 29). 

If you happen to live in VA this would be a great spot to visit!  And you can cut your own flowers here be sure to bring your own shears and pack a picnic to enjoy on the farm!

  • HOURS:
    August 21-23 — Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    August 28-30 — Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • ADMISSION:
    $10/person (kids 5 and under free)
    Sunflowers, $2/stem
    (Admission is paid onsite, no advance purchase needed)

More details here.

 

Clarksville Sunflower Festival in Maryland

The wonderful farmers at Mary Land’s Farm plan the Clarksville Sunflower Festival!  The Clarksville Sunflower Festival is about 1 hour from Washington DC in Maryland at, 4979 Sheppard Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042. 

I’ve never been to this one but it is bigger than Rocky Point Creamery at 5 acres of sunflowers.  The festival has cut a path through the sunflowers so it’s easier to navigate. 

And this year they have time slotted tickets and limited entry for social distancing. They have quite a few varieties of sunflowers and even a field of Black-Eyed Susans, which is the Maryland State flower! 

There is a cost to entry and also for cutting your own flowers.  The festival runs from August 15th to the 23rd, get tickets and pricing here.

 

Sunflower Fields in Maryland | Maryland Agricultural Resource Council 

I’ll admit I’ve never been to the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council’s sunflower fields in Maryland, but this year it’s blooming in September too so I had to add it to the list! 

September is my favorite time of year to see sunflowers in Maryland because the weather is usually perfect for any outdoor activity.  

The Maryland Agricultural Council encourages picking their sunflowers and having a picnic on site.  September is a great time in Maryland to have a picnic.  

  • Sunflowers are $1 each or $10 for a dozen
  • Payment is by honor box, like at Rocky Point Creamery, put money in the jar
  • Open sunrise to sunset, you’ll be able to get lovely sunset pictures here
  • You can bring your dog, but must be on a leash
  • Address:  1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
  • More info on this sunflower field in Maryland here:  https://marylandagriculture.org/pick-your-own/

Update 2020: Unfortunately they did not plant sunflowers this year, so you will have to wait until 2021.

 

Sunflowers of Lisbon in Maryland

I just heard about Sunflowers of Lisbon from one of my friends who just went!  It looks amazing at 10 acres of sunflowers, bigger than Butler’s Orchard and Rocky Point Creamery.   

Sunflowers of Lisbon has 2 locations, Lisbon and Maple Lawn.  The Maple Lawn location just opened on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and is in full bloom, that’s the one my friend went to. 

The Lisbon location will bloom around September 20th. 

You do not need to purchase tickets in advance as with some of the other fields and there is no timed entry.  The great thing about Sunflowers of Lisbon is the long open hours, you can get some nice sunset photos here! 

You do need to wear a mask when you cannot social distance such as in the ticket line or bathroom line.  

  • Open Monday – Sunday, 8am to 8pm (dusk)
  • Admission Price:  4 yrs old and under free, 5+ $10 per person
  • No advanced purchase or time entry
  • Admission includes a free hayride and a sunflower, additional sunflowers can be purchased for $1 each
  • For professional photographers, there is a $25 fee in addition to the admission
  • At the Maple Lawn Location, they are hosting festivals with live bands, food trucks, and a variety of craft vendors
  • Cash and check only, ATM on site
  • Pets on a leash are allowed
  • There will be port-o-potties at each location along with handwashing stations
  • The Maple Lawn Location is open and in full bloom at 11788 Route 216, Fulton, Maryland 20759
  • Lisbon Location blooming in September at 15875 Frederick Road, Woodbine, Maryland 21797

More info here.

 

The Sunflower Garden in Maryland

The Sunflower Garden has probably one of the cutest sunflower drive ways!!  Yes a field of sunflowers all along the driveway.  I’ve never been to this field but it looks amazing. 

Peak bloom should be at the end of August, beginning of September. 

Their driveway should be in full bloom early September, as of August 31, 2020 their driveway is in bloom!  This is a pick your own flower garden with more than just sunflowers. 

  • You will need to buy tickets for weekend entry at $14 per person, tickets here.
  • The Sunflower Garden is at 2390 Manchester Rd, Westminster, MD 21157. 
  • More info here.

 

Summers Farm in Frederick Maryland

Summers Farm has planted 8 beautiful acres of sunflowers this year with 35 different varieties!  The best news they bloom from late August to September! 

This is one of the bigger sunflower fields in Maryland and about 1-hour drive from Washington DC.   You do need to wear a mask indoors and when social distancing is not possible.  And you have to pre-purchase tickets online, get tickets here.

  • Time and Dates Open:  August 29 & 30 and September 5, 6, 7, 12, & 13, 10am to 7pm, get a ticket here.
  • General Admission (ages 10-99): $15.00 per person
  • Youth Admission (ages 3 -9): $10.00 per person
  • Children 2 and under are free!
  • One (1) extra bloom: $3.00
  • Three (3) extra blooms: $9.00
  • Six (6) extra blooms: $12.00
  • Twelve (12) extra blooms: $18.00
  • Six (6) extra blooms with a decorative bucket: $15.00
  • Admission includes a wagon ride to the sunflower field, one FREE sunflower bloom of your choice, and 45+ activities including corn hole, Jenga, corn maze, tetherball, farmer golf, farm animals and so much more! Your admission schedules your time to visit our sunflower fields
  • Location:  5620 Butterfly Ln, Frederick, MD 21703

For updated information on their sunflower field click here.

 

Farm Heritage Conservancy Sunflowers in Southern Maryland

The sunflowers at Farm Heritage Conservancy kicks off on Labor Day weekend annually! 

This farm has 8 acres of pick-your-own sunflowers and an Art Barn. For Kick-Off Weekend, LIMITED food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Sunflower picking is included in the ticket price, get tickets here. Bring your own shears! 

This sunflower field is in southern Maryland so iif you happen to live in Southeast DC, this would be a closer option for you than some of the other sunflower fields.

 

  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces and outdoor spaces if physical distancing of at least 6 feet is not possible.
  • Only pre-paid tickets will be accepted for entry. Choose the date and time frame of your visit.
  • $12.50 per Adult, Children 7 & under are FREE, get tickets here.
  • Location:  Serenity Farm, Inc, 6932 Serenity Farm Road, Benedict, MD 20612

Clark’s Elioak Farm Sunflower Patch

Clark’s Elioak Farm has a new sunflower patch!  We’ve come here before for a birthday party and it was amazing! 

Their sunflower patch opens from September 1 to 13 until 7 pm. and you can take photos. Get a photo with a Gingerbreadman or in a Teacup or a Tractor in a setting of gorgeous sunflowers! You can take photos all day during our regular business hours.

And this farm does allow outside food and drink so pack a picnic and enjoy their sunflowers! Bring a blanket or use their picnic tables. 

Admission is $8 per person and you must purchase a ticket before going, buy a ticket here.

Location:  10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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