The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch epitomizes the sublime beauty of nature. With fifty acres of extraordinary color on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, it is a spectacular place to visit or plan an event. Located in the beautiful San Diego County, The Flower Fields are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks a year – from early March through early May – providing guests with the perfect window of time to experience a beautiful burst of color.
Visiting Flower Fields
The Flower Fields will be open from March 1st through May 14th from 9am to 6pm daily. Tickets can either be purchased online, or at the main entrance upon arrival. Ticket prices for daily admission are as follows:
· Adults: $14
· Seniors (60+ years): $13
· Children (3-10 years): $7
· Children 2 years and under: Free Admission
For season passes, prices are as follows:
· Adults: $30
· Seniors (60+ years): $25
· Children (3-10 years): $16
The prices for wagon rides are:
· Adults: $5
· Children (3-10 years): $3
If you are planning a group tour (20 people or more) at The Flower Fields, the staff will ensure you a memorable experience. The guided tour lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. If you elect to also partake in the wagon ride, this will be an additional 15-20 minutes and includes an audio commentary on the history of Flower Fields. If you wish to book a group tour, please contact us in advance: (760) 930-9123 ext. 118. Pricing for group tours are as follows:
· General Admission: $13.00 per person
General Admission with wagon ride: $18.00 per person
Guided Tour: $18.00 per person (Includes: general admission + docent led tour)
Guided Tour with wagon ride: $23.00 per person (Includes: General admission + docent led tour)
Attractions and Events
The Flower Fields also provides visitors the opportunity to partake in attractions or plan special events. Attractions such as the antique tractor wagon rides and the organic demonstration garden, to name a few, are available to optimize your visit.
We also host a series of special events, such as arts and craft shows and a kid’s day. All upcoming events can be found on our website – we hope to see you there!
If you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your wedding, corporate gathering, or other special event, The Flower Fields will certainly fulfill your expectations. The site’s Paul Ecke Jr. Barn can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. March and May are the most ideal months to schedule your event since the flowers will be in full bloom, providing your guests with a spectacular sight to behold.
The Flower Fields offers an Educational Program that allows school aged children to learn about growing plants, water conservation, and local history. The program will run from September 2016 through April 2017, so if you are interested in expanding your students’ knowledge, contact us today to reserve a place in the program.
Accommodation near The Flower Fields
If you are looking to extend your stay at The Flower Fields, accommodation is available at the beautiful Ayres Lodge Alpine. The hotel is a short 45 minutes away from The Flower Fields, allowing you enjoy more of San Diego County during your stay.