Plan Your Visit + Photography Rules

Chaptico, MD • Virginia Beach, VA

 

 

Contest Open

 

We look forward to your visit to our sunflower mazes and pick-your-own flower locations.

Bring your friends and family — it’s a great place to explore and enjoy the outdoors and nature.

TIMING YOUR VISIT

Things you need to know as you plan a visit:

Bloom Status Update 6/27

Our cut flower garden filled with colorful zinnias & sunflowers is in PEAK BLOOM. It’s scrumptious!  

Bob Ross Maze #1 is in a ROLLING PEAK BLOOM: Sections are more robust than others, but the entire maze is alight with golden goodness. Now is that time to come! 

How Many Days Maze/Field is Operational

When conditions are perfect, we can expect each maze and PYO flower field to last ABOUT 3 WEEKS. DISCLAIMER: this is 100% dependent on weather and field conditions and there are no guarantees!

Best Times of Day to Visit

If you are sensitive to heat, mornings and late afternoon-to-evenings are the best time to visit. Sunsets are typically gorgeous! And if we’re lucky, we’ll have lightning bugs.

 

Maryland Accessibility Details 

  • Parking is in a grass lot
  • Access to the maze is over a gravel drive
  • The maze rows are wide enough for wheelchairs and strollers
  • Maze paths are hard-packed dirt and are bumpy — they are not smooth!
  • Port-a-potties are on-site

 

Virginia  Accessibility Details 

  • Parking is plenty and in a paved lot
  • Access to the field is over a curb — we have curb planks for wheelchair access
  • Field rows are wide enough for wheelchairs and strollers
  • Field paths are hard-packed dirt and are bumpy — they are not smooth!
  • Port-a-potties are on-site
Goldpetal Farms Sunflower Maze Southern Maryland
BRING: Tall container & water to transport your flowers home.

If you have your own collecting bucket and shears, you may bring those as well (we have limited supplies).

AVOID: Leaving your flowers in the hot car!

You will want to get your flowers inside and in fresh water so they can recover from the stress of being cut.

Goldpetal Farms Sunflower Maze Southern Maryland

REQUIREMENTS

We request that you abide by these requirements. We reserve the right to refuse entry if these requirements are not followed:

  • Wear family-friendly attire
  • Be respectful to other visitors
  • Do not destroy, trample or damage the sunflowers
  • Stay on provided paths; do not create your own
  • Dogs are allowed if well-behaved, leashed and cleaned up after
  • No smoking on any grounds
  • Do not touch the wildlife
  • The historical home near the maze is a private residence and off-limits. Please do not trespass. 

To enjoy your experience more, we recommend that you bring the following items:

  • Sunscreen, hat, sun protection
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Cold-water
  • Camera
  • Picnic, to enjoy hanging out and dining al fresco, among the blossoms

PICK-YOUR-OWN FLOWERS

If you are taking home flowers, we highly recommend you bring the following:

  • Large container/bucket and water to transport your flowers home
  • You are welcome to bring your own cutting shears and collection bucket/basket
  • Cut flowers do not like hanging out in hot cars! Please plan on getting your flowers home and into cool temps and water as soon as possible.
2020 Goldpetal Farms Photo Contest Judge's Choice Bees, Butterflies and Birds Winner, April Price

General Photography Rules

We encourage everyone to record and share their experience at Goldpetal Farms! Guest snapshots, videos, and individual or family photographs taken by an unpaid photographer for private use and for non-commercial purposes are permitted without an additional fee.

  • All photography must be without disruption to our operations or other guests.
  • Remain on maze pathways, cut-flower rows or grassy areas at all times.
  • Do not handle plants, flowers, plant labels or containers.
  • We reserve the right to monitor and restrict equipment.
  • Smoking and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Animals are prohibited, except certified service dogs.
  • If asked by a person not to take pictures of that person, the request must be honored. If the
    picture has already been taken, it must be deleted upon request.
  • Operation or use of any drones, unmanned aircraft/flying systems, and remotely- controlled flying machines, motorized or not, is strictly prohibited.
  • Photography in the maze and on the grounds is permitted only during business hours. If you wish to photograph during off-hours, please contact us to inquire about arranging the day and time.

Individuals, groups and photographers not abiding by any portion of the policies and rules will be asked to leave Goldpetal Farms. The rules and policies are subject to change.

 

 

Professional Photographers

$50 DAY PASS • $150 SEASON PASS

Professional photography fees apply if your are taking photos for the purpose of:

  • selling your images commercially and as a business
  • taking session photos for hire (portraits, lifestyle, fashion, etc.)

Session photography requires regular admission fees/requirements for your guests.

We don't require reservations be made (at this time) but we highly recommend verifying the weather and maze conditions before your visit. We can be reached at (240) 587-7312.