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Flower Fields 2018

Take yourself out of the ordinary

The Flower Fields are closed for the 2017 season. Tickets will be available on January 1, 2018 for our 2018 season March 1, 2018 – May 13, 2018. Please note: tickets will be available on site or online. 

The Flower Fields will be open March 1st through May 13th, 2018 9am to 6pm daily.

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.

Season: Spring

Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Prices: Adults: $16.00  Seniors 60+: $14.00  Children 3-10 yrs.: $8.00  Children 2 yrs. & under: Free

Season Passes: Adults: $35.00  Seniors 60+: $30.00  Children 3-10 yrs.: $18.00

Wagon Rides: Adults: $5.00  Children 3-10 yrs.: $3.00

The Flower Fields are an alcohol and tobacco free environment. Smoking and alcoholic beverages are not permitted onsite. No Bicycles, hoverboards or drones are permitted.

The Flower Fields History

Today, the fields are a direct result of over 85 years of floral cultivation that began when Luther Gage, an early settler and grower settled in the area in the early 1920’s. Mr. Gage brought Ranunculus seeds to the area and began growing them in his fields next to Frank Frazee’s small vegetable farm in South Oceanside. This started a business called “Luther Gage Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bulbs”. The name “Tecolote” came from the owls that nested on his property.

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