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Beautiful Sunflower Fields in Maryland and Virginia

Updated: Apr 23, 2022

Sunflower fields in Maryland are truly one of the best parts about summer in living in Washington, DC, and makes the perfect day trip from the city. I love getting outside and seeing the beautiful fields and I’m sure you will too! I hope this list helps you find the perfect place.

I’ve become a bit obsessed with sunflowers! They’ve always been my favorite flower since my parents used to plant them every summer in our garden.

Mckee Besher Wildlife Management Area – free

Sycamore Landing Rd., Poolesville, MD 20837

Here are the directions copied from the website: “From the Capital Beltway, take Exit 39 (River Road) west toward Potomac. Proceed for approximately 11 miles to the intersection of River Road and MD 112, Seneca Road. Turn left and continue on River Road for about 2 1/2 miles. McKee-Beshers will be on your left as you head west on River Road.”

  1. There are multiple sunflower fields, so if the field you see isn’t in full bloom yet, drive down River Road towards DC. One of the other fields could be in full bloom already.

  2. These are the tallest blooms I’ve seen! Bring a ladder if you want to see over them.

  3. These fields get really muddy. Wear good shoes or prepare for lots of mud.

  4. Flowers usually bloom early to mid-July, check their website for details.

Burnside Farms – $8

Address changes yearly, check here.

  1. Okay, this is in Virginia, but honestly one of my favorite flower fields and not far away from Maryland! They have a wonderful pick your own flower option with many different flowers depending on the time of year. They also have giant trampolines, local ice cream, and special events throughout the summer. 

  2. They plant over 30 varieties of “cutting” sunflowers on eight acres in successive crops to ensure at least six weeks of blooming flowers – through Labor day.

  3. The middle of July is usually when their sunflower fields begin to bloom. 

Emily’s Produce

2214 Church Creek Rd.Cambridge, MD 21613

  1. This is a family-owned farm that I automatically fell in love with. It has far more than flowers, but their sunflower and berry fields are my favorite!

  2. Each year they’ve grown their farm a bit and you can now find a bunch of pick-your-own fields right on the Eastern Shore.

  3. Their sunflowers usually bloom in July, check their website for more details.

butlers orchard

Butler’s Orchard

22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland, 20876

  1. I first visited this farm in the fall a few years ago when I wanted to do some apple picking in the Fall. It’s a beautiful farm that operates year-round. In the summer though, they have fields of flowers and berries ready to be picked!

  2. There are festivals that happen at Butler’s Orchard throughout the year and they charge a small admission fee to enter.

  3. They are reservation only at this time, and fields open around the second week of July. Find out details here.

lockbriar farms

Lockbriar Farms

10051 Worton Rd Chestertown, MD 21620

  1. This is a family-owned and operated u-pick fruit farm, committed to providing the highest quality of fresh, local products and outdoor fun since ’89.

  2. They are a seasonal farm, but you can visit them on-site from May – October each year. They are free to visit, and you pay for each stem you pick.

  3. The sunflowers are usually ready to pick late August. Check their website for details.

Valley View Acres

4005 Valley View Rd, Middletown, MD 21769

  1. Valley View Acres has an annual Sunflower Festival that is tons of fun to visit! I went a few years ago and they had food, live music, and plenty of flowers for picking. Each year, they sell tickets on their Facebook and are cash only on-site.

  2. They also offer private sessions in case you want any photos or private photography! Sessions start at $30 per hour.

  3. Events and flower picking are usually held middle to end of July. Check their website for more.

clear meadow farms

Rocky Point Creamery

4323A Tuscarora Road Tuscarora, MD 21790

  1. Ice cream and sunflowers are honestly the perfect combo. Need I say more about this one? Honestly, this is such a cool place to visit for more than just this reason!

  2. Each summer, Rocky Point Creamery plants two acres of sunflowers and donates all of the proceeds to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!

  3. They typically bloom in August and bloom for about two to three weeks. Their website gives further details.

sunflower fields in maryland
sunflower fields in maryland

I hope these sunflower fields in Maryland will help you find the perfect spot for some flower picking this summer! There are so many great options out there, and you won’t be disappointed.

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