Spring has sprung at the Carlsbad Flower Fields in San Diego! Amidst intermittent rain storms, and 80 degree afternoons….you’ll hear a lot of griping because we San Diegans are “too hot,” or “too cold,” but it’s all love when the #Superbloom takes over and things look more colorful and beautiful than ever! Are our allergies making life miserable? Yes. Are we going anyways? Absolutely!
For many years, I’ve had every intention of making it to the Flower Fields, and this year, it became a reality! My friend Megan is in town and we headed over to take in row after row of colorful blooms!
What You Need to Know:
The Flower Fields are located in Carlsbad, the northern coastal part of San Diego county. The fields are in bloom and open for visitors from March 1 to May 12 (aka Mothers Day) this year.
Admission is $18 for adults, or $39 for a “Season Pass.” There is discounted admission for Active Military, Seniors over 60, and kids. They have a very comprehensive calendar of events you can check out, outlining all the upcoming festivities! They also have a dedicated information hotline at: (760) 431-0352 available for more information, should you prefer to speak to someone in person!
What There is To Do:
Within the Flower Fields, you’ll find Antique tractor wagon rides (an additional $5 per adult), a Sweet Pea maze, an American Flag made of flowers, Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse, a historical Poinsettia display, and “Santa’s Playground” for the kids!
If you’re looking for cool demonstrations and educational experiences, you’ll find an exhibit on Water Wise Farming, select showings of “Legacy of Color: A History of the Flower Fields” in the Paul Ecke, Jr. Family Barn, and a demonstration garden with the Master Gardeners of San Diego.
On weekends, there will be live music, food trucks, and arts and craft shows, along with specially ticketed events like Sunset Wine and Food Tasting, or Yoga in the Flower Fields (and more)!
They’re also offering several cool workshops included with admission, like a Canon Photography workshop or Mother’s Day Celebration. You can purchase tickets to special workshops with an advance reservation too, like “Flowers, Succulents, and Candle Arranging,” or “Basket Weaving.”
Even if you’re not in awe of the rows of beautiful blooms (but like, how could you not be?), there’s something for everyone, and so much to learn!
It’s definitely worth a trip! Worst case, you hate it and go next door to the outlet mall. Win-win!
Have you visited the Carlsbad Flower Fields, or do you plan to? Tell me in the comments!
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