From the City of Raleigh Website:
The field of sunflowers planted by City of Raleigh Public Utilities near the Neuse River Resource Recovery Facility was a spectacular attraction last year. This year, Public Utilities, in partnership with the City of Raleigh Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources (PRCR) and Office of Sustainability have planted five acres of flowers at Dorothea Dix Park to allow community members to access and enjoy the amazing blooms up close. Peak bloom is anticipated July 14.
Sunflowers are beautiful and also beneficial to the City in multiple ways. At their Neuse River facility, the nutrient rich byproducts of the treatment plant served as a fertilizer and then the crop was harvested and used to produce biodiesel. The sunflowers at Dix Park will also be harvested and used to contribute to the City’s biodiesel supply.
PRCR will host SunFest 2018 on Saturday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. This family friendly festival features a variety of performances, lawn games, summer themed vendors and of course, walks through the sunflower field during peak bloom. We hope you will join us for this fun and educational event! To help us prepare for everyone, please register for a free ticket through our website. Rain date is Sunday, July 15.
We were contacted by the awesome folks at hellobeaumonde.com and they offered to share their 360° image from the Sunflower field. It is a really fun look at the field so check it out –
We’re also a fan of 360° – check out some of our pics and videos here.