The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
The Carlsbad Flower Fields are a sensory overload of beauty and vibrant color. Overlooking the blue pacific in South Carlsbad, the 50 acre Flower Fields provide more than just eye candy, and people from all over the world visit each year to see the famous multi-colored rows of Ranunculus.
There is something for everyone at the Flower Fields, including a sweet pea maze, gemstone mining, a playground for children, a miniature rose garden, and numerous displays and live entertainment. Connected to the fields is Armstrong Garden Center, where you can browse the delightful plant and gift selection, and even purchase your own Ranunculus to take home.
After you’ve built up your appetite walking around the Flower Fields, head over to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets for a bite to eat and some shopping under the sun. With over 90 outlet stores, heavy on designer names, there’s sure to be something for everyone.
Walk the fields yourself and take it all in, take a wagon ride for a small fee or book a group tour. The season starts March 1 and lasts through early May. Admission prices are available by calling (760) 431-0352 or by visiting http://www.theflowerfields.com/visitor-information/.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing events at the Flower Fields this year!
- American Flag of Flowers: A brilliantly hued American Flag waves in the wind. Red, white and blue petunias strategically planted on a 300 by 170 foot hillside pay tribute to the United States.
Antique Tractor Wagon Rides: Guests can enjoy an open-air wagon ride through The Flower Fields via an antique tractor. The ride includes an audio commentary of the history of The Flower Fields for visitors’ enjoyment.
The Artist Gardens: Imagine your favorite painting transposed into a colorful garden using flowers as an art medium. The displays of spring flowers are as instructive as they are beautiful. Each illustrates how color can be used and enjoyed in gardens at home.
- Carlsbad Mining Company: The Flower Fields has a fun sluice mining activity. Find your polished gemstones using the miner’s old method of sifting sand in water!
- Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse: Visit the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse and view an abundance of beautiful cymbidium orchids available for sale at the Armstrong Garden Center.