In the late summer, art and nature loves can head over to this beautiful place and see it with their own eyes free of charge.
Take a look for yourself!
Welcome to the sunflower fields of NCMA -- nature's own art exhibition (All photos courtesy of Ashlyn Watkins).
NCMA is on 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Once visitors get to the museum, they will follow this path a short ways to find the field on the right.
To get the best experience, tourists usually visit in early August which is when the flowers start blooming.
If they go in late August, there will still be plenty of flowers, but some will be dead (as pictured here).
Lots of wildlife can be spotted at the flower field: different types of birds (like the Goldfinch pictured here), butterflies, grasshoppers, etc.
Even though there are still regulations due to Covid-19, like how the indoor exhibit only allows a few visitors, NCMA is still open--allowing people to be able to get outside and refresh their minds in nature.
Since it’s outdoors, people are able to safely observe all the wildlife without being afraid of catching the virus.
In the summer, it is perfect for teens to have photoshoots at the field.
There are paths inside the field which allow people to easily walk between the flowers and take pictures.
Hannah Woodard (junior at LRHS) explained on text why she enjoys going to the art museum’s flower field; the flowers bring her joy and she loves “enjoying the nature outside.”
It’s a nice place for people to go and enjoy the outdoors, and as a plus, get some cute photos. It is such a beautiful place, no wonder it is popular.