I have been seeing this field everywhere online but never had the chance to see it for myself. I’ve loved sunflowers since I was a child, and I think my dad even grew them when we were little? I’m not totally sure. But yellow is my favorite color, so obviously I needed to see this field!
This field is along the Neuse River Trail right outside Raleigh. I believe its around mile marker 23-25? And the flowers peak in mid-late July. You can follow the #neusesunflowerwatch hashtag on Instagram and keep up with what they look like and when to visit!
There IS a white fence that keeps the flowers separated from the street. I am not 100% sure that you are allowed to go past this fence, but everyone was doing it. I know that’s a poor excuse. But that combined with my not having seen any signs discouraging me from doing so, and my total desperation for photos in the field had be squeezing under that fence anyway.
It was literally a DREAM. I loved it so so much!
My sister had to work at 3 so we had to be back to her place by 2. We were RUSHING to get there and get photos and get back because I was going to be gone all the following week and then we’re headed out AGAIN for the NEXT week, so we wouldn’t have had time to get pictures before they were gone. It was our only chance!! & totally worth it.
Sunflowers are my favorite second to Tulips, and seeing a sunflower field was on my bucket list (as is a tulip field) but this was so much more attainable than going to Keukanhof.