Flower Fields blooming business through May

Flower Fields in bloom./Joanne and Tony DiBona

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch opened Friday The final day? It’s always Mother’s Day, which is May 12 in 2019.

El Nino rain in February should mean magnificent Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch blooms now in session through May 12.

Mellano & Company of San Luis Rey is the production arm and onsite grower. The Ecke family owns the land. Over 50 acres are devoted to raising the ranunculus bulb crop; approximately five acres are used for other specialty flowers.

Note that peak bloom, when all of those super-pink and mega-yellow and really-really-red flowers are doing their amazing thing, can vary each year, so you’ll want to follow the attraction’s social feeds to time your visit.

If peeking at the peak is your jam, that is. But it is pretty special at any time.

Also good to keep in mind?

There’s plenty to do at The Flower Fields, beyond reveling in all of that ranunculus-based beauty. A barre class, food trucks, Blues Day, a Sunset Wine Tasting, and so many other cool things are dotting the 2019 calendar.

Quite literally, or almost literally, you could be at The Flower Fields every day of its run and have something to do beyond strolling among its superstar, stem-rocking blossoms.

An adult admission is $18, and events may be ticketed separately, if you want to jump into a floral-arranging workshop or wine tasting or such.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

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.

The Flower Fields are an alcohol and tobacco-free environment, smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted onsite. No pets, bicycles, hoverboards or drones are permitted.

Upcoming event at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch Opening Day

  • Today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Flower Fields open March 1! The ranunculus are set to bloom, so be the first to see the colorful fields at Carlsbad Ranch. This season is full of exciting new events, food trucks, and much, much more! 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 … Read more

All upcoming events at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Arts & Crafts CelebrationStarts Tomorrow

Sunset Wine Tasting & MusicStarts March 29, 2019

The Flower Fields At Carlsbad RanchStarts Today

The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch Opening DayToday

Girl Scout DayMarch 16, 2019

Barre & BloomMarch 23, 2019

Kids’ DayMarch 23, 2019

Holi Festival Of ColorsMarch 24, 2019

Flower Flow YogaMarch 30, 2019

Mandala Rock Painting WorkshopMarch 30, 2019

Flower Puppy WorkshopMarch 30, 2019

Bill Magee LiveMarch 30, 2019

Succulent Gourd WorkshopMarch 31, 2019

Tea In The GardenMarch 31, 2019

Blues DayMarch 31, 2019

Picnic In The FlowersApril 4, 2019

Basket Weaving WorkshopApril 6, 2019

Quick & Easy Flower Arranging WorkshopApril 6, 2019

Robert ParkerApril 6, 2019

Hey Sugar, Hello CookieApril 7, 2019

John January & Linda BerryApril 7, 2019

Decorative Painting WorkshopApril 13, 2019

Flowers, Succulents & Candle Arranging WorkshopApril 13, 2019

The Bayou BrothersApril 13, 2019

Canon Photography WorkshopApril 14, 2019

Michele LundeenApril 14, 2019

Carlsbad Chamber Of Commerce: Green Business ExpoApril 17, 2019

Flowers & Succulents In A Shoe WorkshopApril 20, 2019

SwingergyApril 20, 2019

RockwatcherApril 27, 2019

Vulcan Mountain BoysApril 28, 2019

Mother’s Day CelebrationMay 12, 2019

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Business hours

Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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