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03.22.16 Recent Rains Spur Spectacular Color at The Flower Fields

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Visitors Encouraged to Catch Early Display of Vibrant Blooms

 

CARLSBAD, California (March 22, 2016) — The recent SoCal rains and El Niño weather have spurred a spectacular display of color at The Flower Fields with blooms coming in earlier than originally expected. The beloved springtime attraction typically blooms from late March through early May, but the vibrant color is coming in ahead of schedule due to the El Niño weather conditions. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Flower Fields now to enjoy 90% of the bloom for the first days of spring and Easter weekend.

 

About The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 8,

  1. There are special events on the weekends including live musical

performances and photography workshops for all attendees. The Flower Fields

provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people

with disabilities. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for

children 3–10 and free for children under two. Season passes and group tours are

also available.

 

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Tickets: http://wl.flavorus.com/event/The-Flower-Fields-2016-Season/312868?afflky=TheFlowerFields

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter: @TheFlowerFields www.twitter.com/theflowerfields

Instagram: The_Flower_Fields https://www.instagram.com/the_flower_fields/

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flower-fields-carlsbad

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Tx6V7Dn-X3MU-puTnlNaw

Google+: https://plus.google.com/116887308678940602492/about

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/theflowerfields

 

Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded on our Dropbox account: http://bit.ly/1FYSg7T

 

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03.10.16 Get Ready For The 1st Day of Spring!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH® IS HOSTING MEDIA DAY

ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16TH 10:00AM-1:00PM

 

CARLSBAD, California – March 10, 2016. The first day of spring and Easter are right around the corner. On Wednesday, March 16th from 10:00am-1:00pm The Flower Fields will provide special media access to the property with tractor rides and golf carts. Fred Clarke, General Manager of The Flower Fields and Paul Ecke III, a local grower from the SD area, will be available for interviews.

 

NOTE: For media that attends The Flower Fields on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, complementary meal passes to TWENTY/20 at Sheraton will be provided for breakfast or lunch. TWENTY/20 is a 4-minute drive from The Flower Fields property. To RSVP contact Angelica Banales at angelica@imwagency.com.

 

Available for Interviews:

Fred Clarke

Fred Clarke, General Manager of The Flower Fields will be available for any questions related to the ranunculus, other floral varieties and the ranch. Media can be guided through the fields on a personal golf cart tour with Mr. Clarke.

 

Paul Ecke III

Mr. Ecke is a third-generation grower in the San Diego area and is involved with the overall experience at The Flower Fields and North 40 urban farm project adjacent to The Flower Fields. His family story stems back to the 1920s where his Grandfather grew poinsettias along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, to the 1960s when the Paul Ecke Ranch had poinsettias featured on The Tonight Show and Bob Hope’s Christmas Specials, making Poinsettias a staple of the American Holiday season.  A Poinsettia display is available for all Flower Fields visitors to view in red, green and yellow varieties.

 

TWENTY/20 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa:

A complimentary meal will be provided by TWENY/20 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa to media guests. This will be good for a breakfast or lunch on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. TWENTY/20 is elegantly perched atop Carlsbad’s highest point, providing a gorgeous backdrop to a delightful dining experience.

 

What: The Flower Fields draws more than 160,000 visitors annually to soak in the

colorful beauty, learn, picnic, listen to live music, take a tractor ride and enjoy

one of the largest flower displays in the world. The expansive experience

includes ranunculus, roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and

poinsettias to name a few. The Flower Fields enters the 2016 season with great

variety and is one of the most beloved spring traditions in Southern California.

 

When: 2016 Season runs Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Sunday, May 8, 2016

 

Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

About The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 8,

  1. There are special events on the weekends including live musical

performances and photography workshops for all attendees. The Flower Fields

provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people

with disabilities. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for

children 3–10 and free for children under 2. Season passes and group tours are

also available.

 

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Tickets: http://wl.flavorus.com/event/The-Flower-Fields-2016-Season/312868?afflky=TheFlowerFields

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter: @TheFlowerFields www.twitter.com/theflowerfields

Instagram: The_Flower_Fields https://www.instagram.com/the_flower_fields/

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flower-fields-carlsbad

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Tx6V7Dn-X3MU-puTnlNaw

Google+: https://plus.google.com/116887308678940602492/about

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/theflowerfields

 

Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded on our Dropbox account: http://bit.ly/1FYSg7T

 

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02.25.16 The Flower Fields Celebrates The Opening of The 2016 Season

Friday, February 26, 2016

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH® CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF THE 2016 SEASON

“Color Your World!” on March 1st

ColorYourWorld

CARLSBAD, California

February 25, 2016. It’s that time of the year again

when 50 acres of colorful ranunculus grace the hillsides of Carlsbad, California with the opening of The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®. The season starts next week on March 1st and continues in vibrant color until May 8th!

 

The Flower Fields draws more than 160,000 visitors annually to soak in the colorful beauty, learn, picnic, listen to live music, take a tractor ride and enjoy one of the largest flower displays in the world. The expansive experience includes ranunculus, roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias to name a few. The Flower Fields enters the 2016 season with great variety and is one of the most beloved spring traditions in Southern California.

 

For the first time, The Flower Fields now offers free Wi-Fi for the convenience of visitors. For tickets, visit our new mobile-friendly website www.theflowerfields.com/get-tickets. For more information, please call 760.431.0352 or visit www.theflowerfields.com.

 

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 8, 2016. There are special events on the weekends including live musical performances and photography workshops for all attendees. The Flower Fields

provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors 60+, $7 for children 3–10 and free for children under 2. Season passes and group tours are

also available.

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Tickets: http://wl.flavorus.com/event/The-Flower-Fields-2016-Season/312868?afflky=TheFlowerFields

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter: @TheFlowerFields www.twitter.com/theflowerfields

Instagram: The_Flower_Fields https://www.instagram.com/the_flower_fields/

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flower-fields-carlsbad

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Tx6V7Dn-X3MU-puTnlNaw

Google+: https://plus.google.com/116887308678940602492/about

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/theflowerfields

 

Address: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®

5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

 

Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded on our Dropbox account: http://bit.ly/1FYSg7T

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01.19.16 "The 22 Best Things to Do in Carlsbad, CA"

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch consist of close to fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that have transformed the hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular displays of natural color and beauty in the world.

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03.17.15 The Flower Fields Media Alert - Get Ready for the 1st Day of Spring on Media Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

GET READY FOR THE 1ST DAY OF SPRING!

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH® IS HAVING MEDIA DAY

ON THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH 10:00AM-1:00PM

Media Day Special at The Flower Fields

On March 19th from 10:00am-1:00pm we will provide special media access to The Flower Fields with tractor rides and golf carts. Fred Clark, General Manager of The Flower Fields, Paul Ecke III, Mike Mellano the winner of 2014 Farmer of the Year Award from the San Diego Farm Bureau and Master Gardener Renee Tepper will be available for interviews. To RSVP and for high-res images, contact Angelica Banales at angelica@imwagency.com.

Interviewees:

Fred Clark, General Manager of The Flower Fields

Fred Clark, General Manager of The Flower Fields, states “The Flower Fields are the 8th wonder of the world!” Fred will be available for any questions related to Ranunculus flowers and personal tours.

Paul Ecke III

Paul is a third-generation grower in the San Diego area and oversees the overall experience at The Flower Fields and North 40 urban farm project adjacent to The Flower Fields. His family story stems back to the 1960’s on The Tonight Show with Bob Hope’s Christmas Specials, making Poinsettias a staple in American Christmas’. A Poinsettia display is available for all Flower Fields visitors to view in red, green and yellow varieties. Currently, North 40 Urban Farm, an extension on the North block of The Flower Fields, is in the works. The North 40 Urban Farm will be a unique fully integrated food, beverage, and floral production, processing, distribution, and sales location set in a 43 acre farm in Carlsbad, California adjacent to the I-5. The unique blend of farm environment and urban convenience will provide an opportunity in more than 110,000 square feet of facilities accommodating the Wholesale Floral Trade Center, North 40 Marketplace, Culinary Center, Craft Microbreweries and Wineries for a select group of vendors, processors, and farmers. More information on North 40 Urban Farm can be found on the website at www.carlsbadnorth40.com.

2014 Farmer of the Year Mike Mellano

Mike Mellano is part of the third generation family-owned Mellano & Company, which is responsible for the day-to-day operations of The Flower Fields Farm. Mike won the 2014 Farmer of the Year award from the Farm Bureau in San Diego County. In San Diego County the Farm Bureau is the leading advocate for the farm community and works with elected officials, government agencies, educators, the public, and the media. Local Farm Bureau membership reaches well beyond the boundaries of the county. At the state level, the California Farm Bureau Federation serves the county Farm Bureaus as the voice on state issues and works closely with representatives from the American Farm Bureau Federation on issues of national importance.

Master Gardener Renee Tepper

Renee Tepper is the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Chairperson. The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County, in partnership with The Flower Fields has a demonstration garden for visitors to explore. The 1200 square foot exhibit demonstrates new and innovative garden design trends along with healthy and effective gardening methods researched and verified by the University of California. In conjunction with the current drought situation Southern California is currently experiencing, there is a focus on drought tolerant plants found in the Mediterranean climate.

The Flower Fields is a Great Place for Children

The Flower Fields is committed to providing children with quality education that brings agriculture and gardening into the classroom and out to The Fields. The Seed & Bulb Growing Program has been created for preschool through second grade students to teach them the growing process of either a Ranunculus bulb or Sunflower, while providing a hands-on planting and growing experience and an optional fieldtrip to The Flower Fields for a guided tour of a working Ranunculus farm. Comparable to The Seed & Bulb Growing Program, The Investigative Program has been designed for third through fifth grade students to participate in an on-site program that combines hands-on time with the flowers and various activities to give students a better understanding of plants and flowers. In addition to our student programs, we will be hosting Kids Day featuring Ronald McDonald on March 29th!

Who: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®

What: With more than 50 acres of flowers from Ranunculus, Roses, Orchids, Sweet Pea Blossoms, Petunias and Poinsettias to name a few, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® enters the 2015 season with even greater color. One of the most beloved spring traditions in Southern California, The Flower Fields draws more than 160,000 visitors annually to soak in the colorful beauty, learn, picnic, listen to live music, shop and enjoy one of the largest flower displays in the world.

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015

Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter: www.twitter.com/theflowerfields (@TheFlowerFields)

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flower-fields-carlsbad

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/theflowerfields

About The Flower Fields:

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 10, 2015. There are several events on the weekends including live musical performances and photography workshops for all attendees. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 3–10 and free for children under 2. Season passes and group tours are also available. For tickets, visit our website www.theflowerfields.com/. For more information, please call 760.431.0352 or visit www.theflowerfields.com.

Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded on our Dropbox account: http://bit.ly/1FYSg7T

Contact Info: 

Angelica Banales
angelica@imwagency.com
Office: 714.557.7100 X233
Cell: 909.543.8525

03.03.15 Spring into the Colors of Nature

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH® CELEBRATES

THE OPENING OF THE 2015 SEASON

“Spring into the Colors of Nature!” on March 1st

The Flower Fields is the perfect place to “Spring into the Colors of Nature” this March-May! The bloom is predicted to come in a more intense and vibrant spectrum of colors than ever before. Take yourself to 50 acres of extraordinary color overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Spend a few hours experiencing a place where kids can run free and parents can enjoy a beautiful day in one of nature’s wonders.

Media Day at The Flower Fields

On March 19th from 10:00am-1:00pm we will provide special group access to The Flower Fields with tractor rides and golf carts. Fred Clark, General Manager of The Flower Fields, and Mike Mellano who won the 2014 Farmer of the Year Award from the San Diego Farm Bureau, will be available for interviews and to answer any questions about The Fields. To RSVP and for high-res images, please call or email Angelica Banales at angelica@imwagency.com.

The Flower Fields is a Great Place for Children

The Flower Fields is committed to providing children with quality education that brings agriculture and gardening into the classroom and out to The Fields. The Seed & Bulb Growing Program has been created for preschool through second grade students to teach them the growing process of either a Ranunculus bulb or Sunflower, while providing a hands-on planting and growing experience and an optional fieldtrip to The Flower Fields for a guided tour of a working Ranunculus farm. Comparable to The Seed & Bulb Growing Program, The Investigative Program has been designed for third through fifth grade students to participate in an on-site program that combines hands-on time with the flowers and various activities to give students a better understanding of plants and flowers. In addition to our student programs, we will be hosting Kids Day featuring Ronald McDonald on March 29th!

Who: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®

What: With more than 50 acres of flowers from Ranunculus, Roses, Orchids, Sweet Pea Blossoms, Petunias and Poinsettias to name a few, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® enters the 2015 season with even greater color. One of the most beloved spring traditions in Southern California, The Flower Fields draws more than 160,000 visitors annually to soak in the colorful beauty, learn, picnic, listen to live music, shop and enjoy one of the largest flower displays in the world.

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015

Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter: www.twitter.com/theflowerfields (@TheFlowerFields)

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-flower-fields-carlsbad

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/theflowerfields

About The Flower Fields:

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 10, 2015. There are several events on the weekends including live musical performances and photography workshops for all attendees. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 3–10 and free for children under 2. Season passes and group tours are also available. For tickets, visit our website www.theflowerfields.com/get-tickets. For more information, please call 760.431.0352 or visit www.theflowerfields.com.

Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded on our Dropbox account: http://bit.ly/1FYSg7T

Contact Info: 
Angelica Banales
angelica@imwagency.com
Office: 714.557.7100 X233
Cell: 909.543.8525

04.04.14 Sculptures & Canon Photo Contest

Friday, April 4, 2014

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH® NEW METALMORPH SCULPTURES

AND CANON PHOTO CONTEST

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Carlsbad, California, April 4, 2014

New Sculptures at The Flower Fields

Full bloom in every color imaginable is waiting to be explored at The Flower Fields. In addition to what some may call a photographers paradise for flowers, visitors can also find art. Artists Leslie & Paul Wilton of Metalmorph Sculpture Studio in Escondido, find art in odd places. Avid recyclers, they carry the process to the extreme. They create upcycled metal sculptures from reclaimed and recycled goods. Their building materials are things other people throw out: old washing machines, vacuum cleaners, light fixtures, tools and gadgets.

Inspired by The Flower Fields, Leslie and Paul wanted to create a series of sculptures to celebrate not just Spring, but the entire “Circle of Life.”
They are working on several sculptures, “Spring” is a piece involving buds made from light fixtures. “Hydra” is a large floral sculpture made of propane tanks that signifies the prime of life.  The signature piece of the series is “Busy Betina Bee” (above) which was made from many objects, most notably a vintage 1950 desk lamp.

Sculptures can be seen at the Carlsbad Flower Fields or online at Metalmorph.net http://Metalmorph.net

The Flower Fields & Canon Photo Contes

The Flower Fields and Canon have partnered up for a photo and video contest.

We are encouraging visitors to share their experience at The Fields. To enter visitors can upload a photo or video of their visit to The Flower Fields and show us why they deserve the grand prize! There will be 1 weekly winner chosen by the Facebook Community. The highest number of votes wins each week. Voting submissions must be submitted by April 9, 16, 23 & 30. Weekly winners will win 2 season passes to the 2015 Season at The Flower Fields. One grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges for a $250 Canon gift card from Oceanside Photo & Telescope.

For full details and to enter the contest on The Flower Fields Facebook page visit http://bit.ly/1hoslox

There are many great events happening for the month of April:

Madam Le Roux & Krewe – April 5th
Canon Photography Workshop – April 6th
Bluegrass Day – April 6th
The Moondawgs – April 12th
Michele Lundeen and Blues Streak – April 13th
Red Hat Ladies’ Day – April 13th
Rhythm Method – April 19th
Easter Morning Service – April 20th

For full details on live concerts and events at The Flower Fields visit http://TheFlowerFields.com/Special-Events

Contact Info: 
Angelica Banales
angelica@imwagency.com
Office: 714.557.7100 X233
Cell: 909.543.8525

01.24.14 Master Gardener Association of San Diego County Announces Opening of Demonstration Garden

Friday, January 24, 2014

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MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION of SAN DIEGO COUNTY

University of California Cooperative Extension

9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201, San Diego CA  92123

 Phone 858.822-6932        FAX: 858.822-7667

Email:  help@mastergardenerSD.org   Website: www.mastergardenerSD.org

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Master Gardener Association of San Diego County
Announces Opening of Demonstration Garden

Joint Project with Carlsbad Flower Fields will

Help Educate Public on Earth Friendly and Successful Gardening

San Diego, California, February 1, 2014:   The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County, in partnership with The Flower Fields® at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, announces the opening of its new demonstration garden, March 1, 2014. Located inside The Flower Fields, at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, the 1200 square foot exhibit will demonstrate new and innovative garden design trends along with healthy and effective gardening methods researched and verified by the University of California.   This is the first demonstration garden for the Master Gardener Association of San Diego County and is designed, built, planted, staffed and managed completely by UCCE San Diego County Master Gardener volunteers.

The demonstration garden will show residents of San Diego County researched and tested gardening methods for growing a healthy and successful garden.  In addition, vignettes of different gardens will be exhibited such as a square foot garden, a straw bale garden, a pizza garden, an edible front yard, elevated garden and drought tolerant native garden.  The demonstration gardens purpose is to show what a home gardener can do in their garden plus address  gardening questions regarding earth-friendly pest-management and basic gardening principles and all with the purpose of growing healthy, environmentally-friendly gardens in San Diego County.

According to Renee Tepper, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden Chairperson, “The garden is an important living educational classroom for the San Diego community where they can see innovative planting methods that adhere to the policy of landscape sustainability. As advocates of the Certified Earth Friendly Garden program in San Diego County we want to put theory into practice.”

This joint project began last fall with an inquiry from The Flower Fields.  The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County had been investigating locations for a permanent demonstration garden when approached by the Carlsbad Flower Fields and offered space to show their visitors a variety of gardening options which could fit into any home gardeners space.  The Flower Fields and demonstration garden will be open daily from March 1, to  May 11, 2014 9am to 6pm and will be staffed daily with Certified Master Gardeners to answer questions on the exhibit or general gardening or pest questions.

The University of California (UC) Master Gardener Program extends to the public UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management. Volunteers are selected and trained by the University of California Cooperative Extension and after certification, Master Gardeners volunteer in the community, educating home gardeners on tested gardening methods.

The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County (MGASDC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1994. Currently, MGASDC has 266 active volunteers who donated over 25,000 volunteer hours in 2012 to help San Diego County residents with their gardening questions.  Over the past 5 years MGASDC volunteers have given more than 130,000 hours toward the education of the San Diego County public.

MGASDC’s current projects and services include:

  • School Gardens
  • Community Gardens
  • Educational Exhibits including the San Diego County Fair
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Garden Questions Hotline

For more information regarding the demonstration garden, please contact Renee Tepper, UCCE Master Gardener and Demonstration Garden Chairperson at ReneeTepper@yahoo.com.

For media inquiries regarding The Flower Fields, please contact Angelica Banales at angelica@imwagency.com.

For more information regarding the Master Gardener program, please contact Scott Parker, UCCE MG Coordinator, UCCE San Diego County at 858-822-6932 or SAParker@ucanr.edu.

The Flower Fields®                TheFlowerFields.com

Master Gardener Association of San Diego County            MasterGardenerSD.org

Master Gardener Association of San Diego County supports the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of San Diego County. The University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) prohibits discrimination or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities (Complete nondiscrimination policy statement can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/files/107778.doc). Inquiries regarding ANR’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to Linda Marie Manton, Affirmative Action Contact, University of California, Davis, Agriculture and Natural Resources, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, (530) 752-0495.

Click here for a PDF version.

Contact Info: 

For media inquiries regarding The Flower Fields, please contact Angelica Banales at angelica@imwagency.com.

 

03.04.2013 The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch® Celebrates The Opening Of The 2013 Season

Monday, March 4, 2013

MEDIA ALERT:

The Flower Fields At Carlsbad Ranch® Celebrates The Opening Of The 2013 Season

Who: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

www.theflowerfields.comwww.twitter.com/theflowerfields (@TheFlowerFields);www.facebook.com/theflowerfields; www.youtube.com/theflowerfields

What: With more than 50 acres of flowers from ranunculus to roses, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch enters the 2013 season with even greater fan-fare.

One of the most beloved spring traditions in southern California, The Flower Fields draws more than 120,000 visitors annually to soak in the colorful beauty, learn, picnic, shop and enjoy one of the largest flower displays in the world.

When: Friday, March 1, 2013 – Sunday, May 12, 2013

Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

About The Flower Fields: The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 1 to May 12. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors 60+, $6 for children 3 – 10 and children under 2 are free. Season passes and group tours also are available. For more information, please call 760.431.0352 or visitwww.theflowerfields.com.

Contact: 

Peter Bretschger 714-557-7100 X229

peter@imwagency.com

 

Angelica Banales 714-557-7100 X223

angelica@imwagency.com

 

 

01.29.2013 Bring It Home to The Flower Fields on March 1

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Flower Fields® officially announces the arrival of spring in Southern California by opening its gates to the public and showcasing its rejuvenated burst of color

CARLSBAD, Calif. – January 29, 2013 – On March 1, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® will open the gates to showcase its ocean-view and 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that have captivated visitors of all ages for the past 60 years. Last year’s enhanced color pattern reinvigorated the guests’ experience, and this year, The Flower Fields pledges to surpass its visitors’ expectations and keep them coming back for more by implementing new and improved floral displays.

For the 2013 spring season, The Flower Fields has introduced its theme, “How to Bring The Flower Fields Back Home.” The Flower Fields will be providing numerous educational sessions to demonstrate how to create and maintain your own field of flowers at home. Also, René van Rems, founder and president of René van Rems International and the newly formed Holland Pacific Floral Training Center, will be facilitating a Floral Design Demonstration & Workshop. Groups of 20 people or more are welcome to partake in this floral design demonstration to learn best practices on how to make fresh-cut flower arrangements and decorate with them.

Looking for something other than ranunculus? Not a problem! The Flower Fields grows a wide variety of flowers alongside its ranunculus, including: roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias. In addition to viewing and smelling the flowers, visitors have the option to purchase fresh-cut flowers, potted plants, bulbs and various other items in the Armstrong Garden Center gift shop.

Most significantly, The Flower Fields is committed to providing children with quality education that brings agriculture and gardening into the classroom and out to the fields. As a result, The Seed & Bulb Growing Program has been created for preschool through second grade students to teach them the growing process of either a ranunculus bulb or sunflower, while providing a hands-on planting and growing experience and an optional fieldtrip to The Flower Fields for a guided tour of a working ranunculus farm. Comparable to The Seed & Bulb Growing Program, The Investigative Program has been designed for third through fifth grade students to participate in an on-site program that combines hands-on time with the flowers and various activities to give them a better understanding of plants and flowers.

One of the most cherished spring traditions in San Diego County, The Flower Fields attracts more than 120,000 visitors annually and offers a wide variety of events for children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Some of these events include: a special Composting Workshop on Feb. 23; Kids’ Day on April 7; Bluegrass Day on April 13; Zydeco Day on April 14; Jazz Day on April 20; a Canon Macro Photography Workshop on April 21; Blues Day and Red Hat Ladies’ Day and Style Show on April 27; a Bonsai Show and Sale on May 11 – 12; and a Mother’s Day Celebration on May 12, concluding the season.

In addition to the above events, The Flower Fields provides its guests the opportunity to experience its many attractions, including: Antique Tractor Wagon Rides; the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse; The Artist Gardens; the American Flag of Flowers; the Sweet Pea Maze; Santa’s Playground; the Carlsbad Mining Company; the Historic Poinsettia Display; the new Sculpture “Blow, Wind, Blow” by Fritzie Urquhart; and a Water Wise Farming Expo from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The Flower Fields gives its visitors more than merely beautiful fields of color and top-of-the-line entertainment; it gives them a magical place to tie the knot, plan a corporate gathering or host a special event in its Paul Ecke Jr. Barn, appropriately named after the owner. Its newly built barn nestled among the flowers can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT from March 1 to May 12. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 3 – 10, and free for children 2 and under. Season passes and group tours also are available. For more information, please call: 760-431-0352; visit our website at:www.theflowerfields.com; like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields; follow us on Twitter at:www.twitter.com/TheFlowerFields; find us on YouTube at: www.youtube.com/theflowerfields.

Contact Info: 

Peter Bretschger

Office: 949-557-7100 X229

Cell: 949-697-1280

peter@imwagency.com

Angelica Banales

Office: 714-557-71400 X233

angelica@imwagency.com