Plant & Nature, Slow Travel

The Flower Fields in Carlsbard

The Carlsbad Flower Fields – located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte – have been around for more than 85 years. Blooms first appeared in the early 1920s when Luther Gage, an early settler to the area, brought Ranunculus seeds and planted them in his fields next to Frank Frazee’s small vegetable farm in South Oceanside.

Since those humble beginnings in Gage’s few flower beds, the fields have sprouted into a huge attraction in San Diego’s North County, serving about 125,000 visitors each year. The Flower Fields are located near the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, another popular destination in the area.

[California Poppies]

The best time to view the flowers in all of their gorgeous glory is usually mid-March through mid-April, but those dates can change, depending on the weather.

[Bed of Ranunculus]

This is my second time here in the flower fields. Loved the experience both times. I recommend riding the wagon ride to see the whole field then walk around & look at the flowers up close & take pictures. My favorite part of the field is up the hill overlooking the ocean. Breathtaking.

[Sweet Peas]

A bit overpriced though. I don’t think I will be going in the next few years. We only came this year because we had a visitor from Malaysia and it would be a shame to not show the guest what San Diego can offer.

[Random Flower Shots]

This year, they added their poinsettia collection. I’ve never seen so many varieties of this plant. There were many other kinds in show but the ones I took are the ones that I found interesting.


Here’s a link of a post from 2015.


1 Comment

  1. What an amazing place to be with a camera and your photographs are so beautiful.
    I especially love the Delphiniums. That blue is amazing.
    Have a wonderful week!


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