With our world famous 50 acres of ranunculus there’s also a number of opportunities to eat, learn, relax, and play. Learn below about our wagon ride, artist garden, sweet pea maze, and more!
Tractor Wagon Ride
Enjoy a relaxing tour through the radiant rows at The Carlsbad Flower Fields. Our Wagon Tour is an additional $8 for adults and $4 for children (ages 3-10), children under 3 are free. Tickets can be purchased after you arrive (Pre-purchased online tickets not available at this time).
American Flag of Flowers
Our brilliantly hued American Flag waves in the wind. Red, white and blue petunias strategically planted on a 300 by 170-foot hillside pay tribute to the United States.
The Artist Gardens & Bird Aviaries
Imagine your favorite painting transposed into a colorful garden using flowers as an art medium. The displays of spring flowers are as instructive as they are beautiful. Each illustrates how color can be used and enjoyed in gardens at home. You can also be enchanted by the singing and soft chirping from our birds at the aviaries!
Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse
Visit our Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse and view an abundance of beautiful cymbidium orchids available for sale at the Armstrong Garden Center.
Carlsbad Mining Company
Find your polished gemstones using the miner’s old method of sluicing water through boxes of sand. Fun for all ages! Sluicing can be done at $5 per guest. Take one dollar off ($4) for kids who turn in their completed passport!
Historic Poinsettia Display
Stroll through memory lane, a 1,500 square foot greenhouse filled with the world-famous Paul Ecke poinsettias. Enjoy hundreds of exciting poinsettias with over 20 rare and unusual varieties. Learn the history of the world’s best-selling potted plant – the poinsettia.
Visit Santa’s Playground, home to whimsical playhouses and gigantic mushrooms. Children and adults will delight in the ‘Guard Shack’, ‘Doll House’, ‘Crooked Treehouse’ and colorful mushrooms that so many of us remember from Santa’s Village in Lake Arrowhead.
Sweet Pea Maze
Find the solution to this one-of-a-kind floral maze! Immerse yourself in the fragrant and colorful “old fashioned” sweet pea blossoms.
The Flower Fields are lucky to have the Master Gardeners of San Diego County create our beautiful Demonstration Garden. This garden features 9 vignettes appropriate for small spaces or for those looking for earth friendly practices. There are native plants, proteas, meadow grasses and a pollinator bed all showcasing sustainability. The Master Gardeners also produce a small backyard orchard and vegetable bed along with a fun and whimsical miniature display.
“Curiouser and curiouser” said Alice. Is it an illusion, or did we just step through the looking glass? You can find out in our newest garden featuring 2 new topiaries crafted by Jennifer Coburn.
Wander and wonder in our renovated garden celebrating the butterflies that help make flowers bloom. Create memories with pictures of family and friends seated on our colorful butterfly benches, surrounded with butterfly statues and vibrant beds of beautiful flowers.
Sea of Sunflowers
Escape in our sea of sunflowers overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Walk through the rows and celebrate the joy and beauty of Mother Nature!
Snacks & Drinks
Pizza Trolley serves only the best authentic, artisan pizzas and fresh salads. Everything is made from scratch on the trolley from dough to sauce!
Sweet Swirls Ice Cream
Snag our “cream of the crop” soft serve at Sweet Swirls.
Strawberry Shack of Carlsbad
Home of THE FAMOUS Strawberry Shake, Dole Whips, and more!
Kettle Kernels Popcorn
“The Best Kettle Corn I’ve Ever Had!” Come try Carlsbad’s’ best kept secret hidden right inside the Flower Fields.
For an absolutely delicious, refreshing drink, stop by The Lemonade Stand at the Flower Fields! Each serving is FRESHLY SQUEEZED and made to order!
Hand spun cotton candy made fresh daily. Enjoy one of our many flavors while you enjoy the flowers.
at The Kettle Kernels Booth
Come and enjoy a handcrafted beverage at the Kettle Kernels booth serving a variety of hot or iced coffees and teas for your enjoyment.