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Press Release

Lyman Orchards' Sunflower Maze creates Oceans of Fun Using More than 350,000 Sunflowers to Create Splash And Bubbles Theme

Who: The popular animated PBS TV series, Splash and Bubbles, makes a splash at Lyman Orchards’ perennial favorite Sunflower Maze.

What: This year’s annual Sunflower Maze -- featuring some 350,000 sunflowers -- will take visitors on a fun-filled journey through the underwater world of the animated PBS Kids’ TV series, Splash and Bubbles.

And make sure you bring the whole family to the orchards to Pick Your Own peaches, nectarines and blueberries!  

When: Begins Thursday, August 3, then open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m until August 27, weather permitting.

Where: Lyman Orchards, 32 Reeds Gap Rd, Middlefield, Conn.

Why: Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze is the most underwater fun you can have on land!

Come find your adventures at Lyman Orchards. For more than 275 years we’ve been your hometown, homegrown destination, and the place where memories begin.


  • Drone and long angle shots of expansive sunflower maze
  • Parents and kids within the maze


  • John Lyman III
    • Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Families enjoying the sunflower maze
    • Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby Award winning provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video app is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

© 2017 The Jim Henson Company. © 2017 Herschend Studios. JIM HENSON'S mark & logo, SPLASH AND BUBBLES mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company. All Rights Reserved

About Lyman Orchards
Set on 1,100 acres in the heart of the state, Lyman Orchards (est. 1741) is a year-round destination for the whole family in Middlefield, Connecticut. Shop at the Apple Barrel market, filled with fresh farm produce and Lyman Orchard’s award-winning "Hi Top" Apple Pie; celebrate special events and weddings at the Lyman Homestead; enjoy seasonal Pick Your Own fruits and tours of the orchard; golf on two world-class public 18-hole courses designed by Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones, and improve your skills at the Lyman Orchards Golf Center and Apple Nine Course. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793, or visit online at

Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group
[email protected]

Tim Burt
Lyman Orchards
860-707-2083 (mobile)