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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Carlsbad

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Stimulate your senses of smell and sight by taking in the colorful and fragrant display of the expansive The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. Hop aboard an antique tractor wagon ride through the 20 hectares (50 acres) of flower fields overlooking the Pacific Ocean and listen to audio commentary on the history of the fields. Afterward, tour the artist gardens to see how flowers can be used as art. The site also includes a 140 sq m (1,500 square ft) greenhouse filled with poinsettia flowers, a cymbidium orchid greenhouse, and rose gardens. Younger children can navigate the sweet-pea maze, explore Santa's playground, or mine for polished gemstones. If you're interested in sustainable agricultural practices, check out the waterwise farming showcase on water awareness and the organic demonstration garden on edible and ornamental plants. Put The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch and other Carlsbad attractions into our Carlsbad itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Little more than false advertising. The “fields” are dirt most of the year. They advertise their are holiday activities; we saw none. 
    Little more than false advertising. The “fields” are dirt most of the year. They advertise their are holiday activities; we saw none.  more »
  • The field were beautiful, easy parking and also great shopping nearby and other food options. Just a great day to hang with family. 
    The field were beautiful, easy parking and also great shopping nearby and other food options. Just a great day to hang with family.  more »
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  • You should always go outside to stop and smell the flowers. Located in Carlsbad, I’ve always seen it off the freeway and finally decided to go with the family. You have to buy tickets online for a specific time slot. It’s about $25 for each adult, $22 plus a $2.95 service charge. Kids are a $10 with the service charge. The fields are open Mar through early May. They have a few activities for the kiddos like a maze, tractor ride, gem mining. Lots and lots of photo opportunities. Its cool because they have it set up where you can take really good photos, with props, benches so you don’t have people right next to you in your photos. You have to wait in line but there’s lots of opportunities even if it’s busy. You cannot just walk through the rows of flowers They had a food truck, a popcorn stand, a lemonade stand just in case you wanted to grab a snack or lunch there. We went on a Sunday so it was rather busy and parking was pretty hard to find. The outlets are nearby too. Wear some comfy shoes since there’s a lot of walking involved.
  • Such a beautiful flower garden 🌸! I had seen a lot of insta post prior to coming here and the flower field seemed to be blooming on those photos! However, it looked more like these earlier in March when I went! It was still very beautiful and the flower field is big so I’m sure when they flowers grow completely it will look even more beautiful! I suggest calling before going to see how the flower fields are! Ticket was $22 per person! You can’t step among the flower field lanes but they do have photo props around the fields to get cute photos!

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