Flower Fields Carlsbad California

Visit the colorful Flower Fields in Carlsbad California. The Carlsbad Flower Fields offer a spectacular display of Ranunculus flowering bulbs that bloom from early March to early May. The 2024 season runs from March 2 through May 12, 2024 (Mother's Day).

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are nestled on a hillside between the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, a wonderful outdoor shopping mall, and Legoland California.

The Flower Fields may require reservations. Weekends are expected to sell out early.

Updated July 12, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields
This annual burst of color at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad is a favorite sight for locals in San Diego North County, welcoming the arrival of spring here in Southern California. The flowers are arranged in spectacular displays, such as a large American flag or a quilt of spring colors. You can view them from the road for free, or pay to take a walking tour for a close view. Be sure to bring your camera to get some great photos. A gift shop is available to purchase fresh cut flowers, bulbs and potted plants.

The best time to visit depends on the rain and bloom, but since they stagger planting some fields, so there is always a good show.

Also consider visiting during one of the Flower Field special events, but come early to beat the crowds! Advance online ticket purchase required.

Most of the flowers are Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, a buttercup flower, planted in rows based upon the color. There are also fields of sunflowers and even blueberries that you can pick.

Carlsbad Flower Fields Information

Carlsbad Flower Fields

This American Flag is flowers at the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

Carlsbad Flower Fields is a flower ranch in Carlsbad, Cal, that grows Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, a buttercup flower. Each year they harvest 6 - 8 million bulbs to sell, which means in the springtime, Carlsbad and visitors to this northern San Diego county ranch get to enjoy the spectacular flower show.

Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone Number: (760) 431-0352

Operating Hours: Open daily from 9 - 6 during spring season - March 2nd through May 12, 2024.

Directions to Flower Fields Carlsbad: see below | Google Map

Parking: Free parking

Ticket Prices: Approximately $23.00 adults, Senior 60+ $21.00, children 3 - 10 $14.00, 2 and under free. Price varies depending on the date. A service fee may apply for online tickets.

Season passes are available for $48.00 adults, Senior 60+ $44.00, children 3 - 10 $28.00.

Food: Bring a picnic lunch, or visit one of the nearby restaurants for lunch (Karl Strauss Brewery, Canyons Restaurant at the Carlsbad Golf Course), Rubio's Fresh Mex Mexican Restaurant at the outlet mall next door. No alcohol allowed on premises.

Nearby Attractions: Carlsbad Premium Outlet Shopping Mall, Legoland California, Sea Life Aquarium , and Carlsbad beaches.

Handicap Access - Limited handicap parking. Pathway along the bottom accommodates wheelchairs and offers great views and access to some additional gardens.

Official website for The Flower Fields at Carlsbad: www.theflowerfields.com.

Special Events at Carlsbad Flower Fields 2024 Season

Flower Fields Carlsbad
The Flower Fields are open early March through Mother's Day. Here are some typical events. Check their current calendar to see available dates, as many of the activities repeat during the season.

Picnic & Flowers - Luxury picnic and breathtaking ocean views, surrounded by millions of ranunculus flowers.

Arts and Photography Workshops - Improve your art and photography skills set in this lovely backdrop.

Sunset Wine Tasting and Music - Free concert with paid admission.

Tea in the Garden - Reserve your spot. Tickets are limited.

Girl Scout Days - Earn your Flowers Field badge. Advance reservations required.

Mother’s Day Celebration at the Flower Fields - May 12, 2024 from 9 AM to 6 PM. Visit the spectacular 50 acres of Flower Fields overlooking the Carlsbad, California coastline on this special day – Mother’s Day. For more information about Mothers Day at Flower Fields in Carlsbad see www.theflowerfields.com.

Note: There are additional events on their website event calendar.

Driving Directions to Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Directions to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad CA

Directions from San Diego to Carlsbad Flower Fields - North on Interstate 5 to Carlsbad, east on Palomar Airport Road. Go one block to Paseo Del Norte and turn left. Make an immediate right into the Flower Field parking lot.

Directions from Inland Empire and East San Diego County to Carlsbad Flower Field - Take Interstate 15 to Highway 78 West, go south on Interstate 5, then east on Palomar Airport Road. Turn left on Paseo Del Norte and an immediate right into the parking lot.

Directions from Los Angeles and Orange County to Flower Fields Carlsbad - Head south on Interstate 5 to Palomar Airport Road exit. Turn east on Palomar Airport Road, left on Paseo Del Norte, and make an immediate right into the parking lot.

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