San Diego’s iconic springtime attraction beckons both locals and travelers to experience Southern California’s 55 acre symphony of ranunculus color
CARLSBAD, CA – The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch will once again allow guests to experience the magic of growing color beginning Friday, March 1 2024 with a dazzling floral display across the hills of Carlsbad, California. The 2024 theme of “Spring into Color” serves as not only nature’s announcement of the arrival of spring but is a celebration of the working farm’s cultivation of fifty-five acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus: a flower renowned for its large, double-petaled blooms that sit atop tall, straight stems. The season stretches eight to ten weeks each year with a full slate of activities including live music performances, workshops and wellness classes that harness the power of Mother Nature.
“The color that The Flower Fields brings each spring extends far beyond our rows of rainbow ranunculus.” says Fred Clarke, general manager of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. “From the brightly painted wagons that bring visitors into the fields, to vendors serving eye-catching lemonade and ice-cream dipped in sprinkles to the blueberry picking, Sea of Sunflowers and various gardens, color truly abounds at every turn.”
The 2024 activity calendar is brimming with programming such as the return of the lauded outdoor music series which features performances by Swingergy, The Derringers, Bill Magee, SoRockBlu, Bayou Brothers, Cool Rush and Michele Lundeen. Sunset Wine Tasting, Flower Crown Workshops and Tea in the Garden will return across multiple dates along with wellbeing classes including Meditation and Sound Healing and Flower Flow Yoga. The American Flag of Flowers, Tractor Wagon Rides, a Sweet Pea Maze, Santa’s Playground and the Carlsbad Mining Company will deliver on the nostalgic experiences that have brought guests back to The Flower Fields time and time again for over sixty years.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, 92008. Single ticket admission is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors 60+ and military, $14 for children 3–10, and free for children under three. Season passes are $48 for adults, $44 for seniors 60+, $28 for children 3–10, with group tours also available. Private events are available to book year-round, including corporate groups and weddings. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase by visiting https://www.theflowerfields.com/.
Located in North San Diego County and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful and productive working flower ranch areas in North America, Carlsbad Ranch is located less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego). A working flower and specialty crop ranch, The Flower Fields is an essential contributor to California agriculture and related jobs.