If you guys haven’t already heard of the Carlsbad Flower Fields, then you’ve been missing out on some serious awe factor my friends. Covering fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, in an array of the most beautiful natural bright colors, make up The Flower Fields. They are only in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in southern California.
This past week, me and my friend, Taylor, made a visit to see it in all its glory but since its still early and a lot of the flowers still need to bloom, only the North Field of the ranch was full. It actually ended up being pretty perfect because it wasn’t crowded with people and we got to just stop and hangout at our own leisure.
They have more than just a big field of flowers though,lots of neat succulents and they have fun things like a sweet pea flower maze, which is actually a bit of a challenge. Also, there is a cute playground for kids, which is a perfect picnic spot for families and lemonade stand (a must try by the way)! They even offer tours and wagon rides around the fields while they talk about the history, planting process and growing cycle, etc.