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The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch

April 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of north San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.

The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life.

This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in southern California.

$7 – $14 Ongoing until Sunday, May 8, 2016

Special Events
March 26, April 2 & 10 The Senders
March 27 Bill Magee
April 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 Arts and Crafts Shows
April 2 Girl Scout Day
April 3 Kids’ Day
April 30 Box Canyon Band-Steve Spiker
April 10 Red Hat Ladies’ Day
April 16 Bayou Brothers
April 17 Canon Photography Workshop
April 17 Michele Lundeen
April 23 Sara Petite
April 24 Bluegrass Day
May 7 & 8 Bonsai Show and Sale
May 8 Mother’s Day Celebration


American Flag of Flowers
Our 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 our 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
Our sluice mining activity. Find your polished gemstones using the miner’s old method of sifting sand in water!

Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse
Visit our Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse and view an abundance of beautiful cymbidium orchids available for sale at the Armstrong Garden Center.

Historic Poinsettia Display
Stroll through memory lane, a 1,500 square foot greenhouse filled with the world famous Ecke poinsettias. Enjoy hundreds of exciting poinsettias in over 20 rare and unusual varieties. Learn the history of the world’s best selling potted plant – the poinsettia.

Organic Demonstration Garden
The Master Gardeners of San Diego will showcase a new demonstration garden with edible and ornamental plants. Learn all about garden design, planting styles, and much more.

Santa’s Playground
Children and adults will delight in Santa’s Playground, the new home to whimsical playhouses and gigantic mushrooms that were part of Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead years ago. Come see the ‘Guard Shack’, ‘Doll House’, ‘Crooked Treehouse’ and colorful mushrooms that so many of us remember from our very own childhood!

Sweet Pea Maze
Find the solution to this one-of-a-kind living maze! Immerse yourself in this living maze of fragrant and colorful “old fashioned” sweet pea blossoms.

Water Wise Farming
The University of California Cooperative Extension, San Diego County showcases Water Wise Farming. We invite you to visit our water quality awareness model. This educational model demonstrates more than 20 management practices that help farmers protect our water resources. Learn these same practices to implement into your own yards and gardens.


April 14, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Carlsbad Ranch


The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, 92008
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