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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

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The Flower Fields
Photograph: Courtesy Flyby Photography

Time Out says

A verdant hillside blanketed in native wildflowers? Absolutely enchanting—but totally weather dependent. Perfectly manicured rows of planted flowers? Well, you know, a little less magical but still visually stunning—and way more predictable.

For those springtimes when the poppies don’t pop, head to Carslbad’s Flower Fields instead. The nearly 50-acre field in northern San Diego County features a staggering assortment of shades of giant ranunculus flowers, sort of similar to buttercups. They’re only in bloom for about six to eight weeks each year—and expect every one of those weeks to be pretty busy—but if you want to frolic and pose in a field of flowers, consider it worthwhile. There’s more than just the namesake field, too, with an orchid greenhouse, a sweet pea maze and U-pick blueberries.

For 2021, the Flower Fields are open from March 1 through May 9. Reservations are required, as are face coverings and social distancing, and capacity has been reduced. But the entirety of the fields will still be open to explore, as will fixtures like the wagon tour and greenhouse.

Details

Address: 5704 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad
92008
Price: $20, season pass $42, wagon tour $6
Contact:
Opening hours: Mar 1–May 9, 2021: 9am–6pm
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