Daffodils

Daffodils in Flowers Field at Dix Park

Visit the Daffodils at Dix Park

The 2022 daffodils have finished blooming.

  • The daffodils at Dix Park typically bloom in late February into March.
  • The daffodils are planted in Flowers Field off Umstead Drive behind the Flower Cottage and near the historic cemetery. 
  • Weekday Public Parking is available in gravel lot on Hunt Drive.
  • On weeknights and weekends, park visitors are welcome to use any paved lot.
  • You can walk or bike to the park. Dix Park is located on the Rocky Branch Greenway.
  • Learn more about Dix Park's daffodils, originally planted in 2018.

Know Before You Go

  • Visitors are welcome to visit the daffodils seven days-a-week, from dawn until dusk.
  • Please stay on the grass paths in the field and keep children and pets from straying into the daffodils.
  • Please do not pick the flowers! 
  • Please keep your pup (or other pets) on-leash and pick up after them.
  • To see the daffodils up close, walking up and down hills, in grass and on uneven surfaces will be necessary. We recommend closed-toe shoes.
  • Port-a-johns are the only restroom available near the daffodils. Indoor restrooms are available in the Chapel Event Center during visitor hours.
  • The Flower Cottage is operated by the Dix Park Conservancy and is not open to the public.
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services employees work on the campus Monday -Friday. Please be respectful of their working environment and avoid all buildings and DHHS parking areas during business hours. 

*Professional photographers are welcome to have sessions at the park, however, all commercial film or photography taking place in a City of Raleigh Park requires a permit. You can apply for an annual film permit directly through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. This is a one year permit and covers all City of Raleigh Parks. To apply for the permit, please contact Kathryn Gebhardt with the Raleigh Parks at 919-996-4510 or kathryn.gebhardt@raleighnc.gov

Accessibility

Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Planning a visit to Dix Park and have questions about accessibility? Contact Joseph Voska, Program and Operations Supervisor, at 919-996-6688 or joseph.voska@raleighnc.gov