Carlsbad Flower Fields

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA 01335928

The Carlsbad Flower Fields are beginning their annual colorsplash on the hills between Palomar Airport Rd and Canon just east of I-5.

The fields are open to the public each day from 9 am to 6 pm from March 1st through May 9th.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors over 60, $5 for children 3-10 yrs old and 2 and under are free.

There are days set aside for special events including Photography Workshop Day, Bluegrass Day and Arts and Crafts Day to name a few.

The fields are planted so they bloom in waves, beginning with the North end.  You can walk 50 acres of fields or pay an extra $5 to ride the tractor driven wagon ride.

Whatever you do, you will not be disappointed by the striking colors of the Ranunculus that are so carefully planted by seed each September, October and November.  Only 1-2% of the flowers are cut each year and shipped throughout the US and Canada.  The majority of the flowers are grown for the ranunculus bulbs they produce and shipped around the world from

Learn more about this wonderful event at and be sure to go soon while the flowers are full of spring flare!  It is definitely not to be missed and don't forget to bring your camera as it as favorite spot for family photos!

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Comments (4)

Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Debbie, those pictures are beautiful!! I definitely would want to stroll through there vs. taking a tractor ride!!  I'll bet the bees think they've died and gone to heaven with all those flowers!!

Mar 15, 2010 04:36 PM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247


Love the pic. and love spring time especially a day like today.  It was nice and about 76 degrees.

Mar 15, 2010 05:35 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

How beautiful they are -- thanks for sharing with us all.

Mar 15, 2010 08:18 PM
Debbie Rumsey
HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA - Encinitas, CA
Realtor, Green, SFR

Sonja - Amazingly enough, ranunculus lack nectar so they don't attract pollinating insects!  They have no fragrance and rely on the wind for pollination.  I agree, walking is way better than riding.

Tim - From the background it looks like you are in Arizona?  I bet it is beautiful there!

Bob and Carlolin - It is definitely worth spending time and strolling around the fields.  It is breathtaking!

Mar 16, 2010 03:37 AM