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Press Release

The Dinosaurs Are Coming to Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze this Summer

Middlefield, Conn. (July 21, 2015) – Long ago, from the smallest microraptor to the most ferocious T-Rex, dinosaurs roamed the earth, dominating the land, the seas, and the skies. Think dinosaurs are extinct?  Think again!  Lyman Orchards invites you to relive their amazing history by getting lost in Lyman Orchards’ Dinosaur Sunflower Maze this August.  Navigating the maze takes you and your family on a pathway to outdoor fun and helps support a great cause for Connecticut kids. 

“This year’s maze design was a suggestion by the children at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and is a Tyrannosaurus Rex,” said John Lyman III, executive vice president, Lyman Orchards. “It’s filled surprises around every corner that’s guaranteed to be enjoyable for even the most skilled navigators. We are proud to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and it brings us great joy to be able to take the children’s idea and bring it to life. We’re also partnering with other members of the Connecticut Dino Trail and are excited to be working with Lake Compounce, Connecticut Science Center and others to bring this unique experience to our guests.”

Fun facts about the Lyman Orchards sunflower maze:

  • More than 350,000 red and yellow sunflowers make up this year’s maze.
  • The maze is approximately 3 acres in size
  • The average time to make it through the maze is about 30 minutes
  • The sunflower maze has raised almost $57,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
  • It is Connecticut’s Original Sunflower Maze, now in its 9th year of operation.

The sunflower maze will be open for the upcoming CPTV Kids Day on Saturday August 1 and SteveSongs live performance on Sunday August 16.

The maze is scheduled to run from August 1st through August 23rd and will be open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 4 – 12 and free for children under 3 years. Visitors can save $1 by ordering a ticket online at, using discount code: Allosaurus. The last entrance to the maze is at 4:30 p.m. For more information and other events, contact 860-349-6015. Group rates are available for companies or outings, please contact 860-349-6058. 

Media Contacts

Pam Soisson
Rebel Interactive Group

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