The Flower Fields is located at the Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California. The fields are actually 50 acres of picturesque hills covered with Giant Tecolote Ranunculus that only blossom for six to eight weeks a year. Their blooming season lasts from early March through early May, heralding the arrival of spring in Southern California, and the Flower Fields have become a part of local heritage in Carlsbad. These seasonal flowers are juxtaposed by 3 acres of sweet peas, orchids, roses, and petunias overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which makes this field one of the most scenic places on Earth.
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The Flower Fields is open daily from the beginning of March till mid-May every year between 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $8 for children aged 3 to 10, $14 for senior visitors aged 60 and above and military, while children 2 and below visit for free.
A season pass for adults is $35, for children the pass costs $18, and for senior visitors aged 60 and above the pass costs $30.
Tickets and season passes can be purchased online by visiting the Flower Fields website using a credit card, or they be purchased on site at the Flower Fields ticket counter.
2.Plan your Visit
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The Flower Fields educational programs are aimed at children from pre-K up to the 5th grade that are designed to meet some of the standard academic content prevalent in the State of California. Programs range from composting and art to music and wagon rides. Prices start from $6 per student.
Group Field Tours
A party of 20 or more participants can book guided tours in advance. The experience includes entrance to the field, a guided tour of 30 to 45 minutes and a 15 to 20-minute tractor wagon ride with commentary. Prices start from $14 and can range up to $27 per person, depending on the activities selected.
The Flower Fields permits visitors to take free pictures as long as they are not used for commercial purposes. Professional portraits, wedding photographs, engagement pictures, or commercial photography can be taken only if a request application has been approved by the field management. All professional photo-shoots incur a location fee of $100 per hour with a 2 hour minimum per session, which includes free entrance for up to 5 people. Photo-shoot timings will be allotted by the field management.
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The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008, website, Phone: 760-431-0352
Best Things to Do in Carlsbad, California: The Flower Fields
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