Lyman Orchards Press Release

Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Celebrates 10 Years of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Middlefield, CT — Lyman Orchards, a popular family-owned New England destination for over 280 years, announces that July 30 is the opening day for its 2022 Sunflower Maze. This year, 350,000 yellow, orange, and red blooming sunflowers are crafted into a design featuring Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood®, the beloved preschooler animated series produced by The Fred Rogers Company. According to CPTV, the series-which marks its tenth on-air anniversary this year-is one of the most-watched programs on PBS KIDS. The opening day Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Sunflower Maze will feature daylong guest appearances by Daniel Tiger himself, as well as free cut sunflowers to the first 50 visitors! The Maze is scheduled to run from July 30 through August 28 and is open daily from 9am-4:30pm. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for ages 4-12. Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge. One dollar of every admission goes to support Connecticut Children's, the only health system in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children.  Since 2007, Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze has raised over $162,000 to support patients and their families seen in Connecticut Children's Division of Hematology/Oncology. "We take special pride in our annual Maze-related campaign to collect donations that support the pioneering, life-changing work at Connecticut Children's" states Lyman Orchards Executive Vice President John Lyman. "It's a great honor to be able to touch the lives of children battling cancer, and do so in a way that provides lots of playful fun for families visiting Lyman Orchards." "We are grateful for the support provided by Lyman Orchards," said David Kinahan, president of Connecticut Children's Foundation. "The longstanding partnership between Lyman Orchards and Connecticut Children's is critical in our ability to provide exceptional care to children battling cancer." Fun facts about Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze:

  • The Maze is approximately 3 acres in size
  • The average time to make it through the Maze is approximately 30 minutes
  • During your walk amid the sunflowers, you'll see butterflies and yellow finches, with the surrounding orchards hills as a beautiful scenic backdrop
  • Colorful signs throughout the Sunflower Maze pathways feature educational content and trivia related to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood®
  • The Sunflower Maze has raised over $162,000 for Connecticut Children's
  • The Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze is Connecticut's original Sunflower Maze and now in its 16th year of operation

After enjoying the Maze, pick your own fruit, and then visit the Lyman Orchards Apple Barrel Farm Market for a wide assortment of farm-fresh, ripe produce, as well as bakery items, cheeses and breads. For daily updates on the Maze, call our 24-hour hotline at 860-349-6015. Group pricing is available for companies or outings. Please contact for more information on group tickets.  For more information, visit DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD© 2012 The Fred Rogers Company. All rights reserved.

About Lyman Orchards:

Situated on 1,100 acres in Middlefield, Connecticut, Lyman Orchards is a year-round family destination. Established in 1741, Lyman Orchards offers a variety of recreational activities and venues for adults and children of all ages—including pick-your-own fruit orchards, a farm market, seasonal mazes, 36 holes of championship golf, a par-29 nine-hole course, one of the top golf-training facilities in the state of Connecticut, 1741 Pub & Grill, meeting and event space, and seasonal festivals. For more information, call Lyman Orchards at 860-349-1793 or visit About Connecticut Children's: Connecticut Children's is the only health system in Connecticut dedicated to children, providing more than 30 pediatric specialties. Kids and parents love our exceptional care offered at multiple locations in three states, and through Video Visit. Our experts and community leaders are committed to breakthrough research and innovative partnerships which have won us multiple awards. We are Magnet recognized, a designation only 7% of hospitals achieve, and U.S. News & World Report has named us a best children's hospital in the nation.  For more information, visit

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