On March 1st, The Flower Fields are back! Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Southern California, the flower fields of Carlsbad emerge like a vibrant tapestry, painting the landscape with an array of colors and fragrances. Spread over fifty acres, this botanical wonderland of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers is a testament to nature’s artistry and are in bloom for about six to eight weeks every year. Here is everything you need to know before your visit.

A Floral Symphony

Every spring, Carlsbad’s flower fields burst into life, transforming the rolling hills into a kaleidoscope of vibrant pink, red, orange, yellow and white. This year’s theme is “Spring into Color”. As you wander through the fields, you’re greeted by rows upon rows of meticulously planted flowers, each variety contributing to the symphony of hues that dance in the gentle breeze.

Visitors will be able to enjoy live outdoor music, local circus and theater group performances among other experiences like the American Flag of Flowers, Tractor Wagon Ride featuring brand new tractors, Artist Gardens & Aviaries, a Sweet Pea Maze and Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse. This year, the crowd favorite blueberry picking will return along with the debut of the Sea of Sunflowers in April or May.

Location and Time

The fields will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 1 until May 12, according to its website.

The Flower Fields is located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA, 92008. Parking is free.

How To Buy Tickets

Single-ticket admission is $23 for adults, $21 for seniors 60+ and military, $14 for children ages 3 through 10, and free for children under three.

Season passes are available for $48 for adults, $44 for seniors and military, $28 for children and free for children under three.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Food Available For Purchase

There is a number of different options for snacks and drinks. Lemonade, coffee, Strawberry Shack, cotton candy, ice cream, and popcorn are available along with a pizza and taco trolley for lunch. Picnic tables are on site.


For the 2024 season, there will be events like Sunset Wine Tasting and Music, Flower Flow Yoga, Spring Succulent Workshop, Tea in the Garden and Meditation and Sound Healing Workshop.

For this year’s activity calendar, click here.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch one of the most unique attractions in Southern California and an annual rite of passage into spring

So, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a curious wanderer, make your way to the flower fields of Carlsbad and experience the wonder for yourself. Amidst the blossoms and the butterflies, you may just find a piece of paradise waiting to be discovered.

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