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4.2.21 The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is in Full Bloom!

THE FLOWER FIELDS AT CARLSBAD RANCH IS IN FULL BLOOM
With remarkable color and fullest bloom, weekends are expected to sell out. Visitors are recommended to reserve their tickets online soon.

CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 2nd, 2021) – The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch is just about mid-way through its 10-week season. Opening its doors for the season on March 1st, 2021, season the springtime destination is coming into full bloom with unprecedented rainbows of some of its finest colors of the season.

Although operating under limited capacity guidelines, the North San Diego destination has seen some top strong numbers and is quickly moving toward sold-out situations in the next few weeks. General Manager, Fred Clarke shares, “Guests are happy to be outside enjoying the fresh air; we saw our best attendance over Spring Break.” He goes on to say, “we’re We’re really happy the advanced online reservation system is working well and people are planning ahead to ensure they get their spot!”

The flowers must have received the memo to “Bloom On,” the season’s campaign theme, as the flowers are brighter, bolder, and blooming faster than ever. “The flowers must be feeding off the energy and excitement of our guests because these flowers are stunning and at their finest,” said says General Manager Fred Clarke. He goes on to say, “The farming team has shared that this is a rare event- the first three weeks of April are going to be a treat for The Flower Fields visitor as this is the first time is in many years that all 55-acres will be blooming simultaneously.

Latest news from The Flower Fields:

· The fields are in full bloom!!! With over 70 million flowers and a quarter of a mile of flowers, this season’s bloom is better than ever.

· Weekends in April are anticipated to sell-out! It is strongly recommended that Visitors visitors are recommended to book their ticket now – and plan to come during the weekdays.

· Live outdoor music, local circus groups and other activities are being featured available throughout the month

· New this Year! Online flower sales of ranunculus are now available this year. Just announced this season, the blooms from the fields are hand-picked and available to order and shipped nationwide. To order, visit https://shop.theflowerfields.com/

 Reminders for the season:

· Advanced online tickets online, no walk-up tickets available

· Safety protocols including: online ticketing and reservations, face mask requirements, social distancing, hand sanitizing stations, enhanced cleaning procedures, and contactless transactions throughout the property in place

· Classic experiences like the American Flag of Flowers, Antique Tractor Wagon Tour, Artist Gardens & Aviaries, Sweet Pea Maze and Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse – among so many more things to explore!

Located in North San Diego County and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful and productive working flower ranch areas in North America, Carlsbad Ranch is located less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego). A working flower and specialty crop ranch, The Flower Fields is an essential contributor to California agriculture and related jobs. It provides newly expanded free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 60+ and military, $10 for children 3–10, and free for children under three. Season passes and group tours are also available. Private events are open to book year-round, including corporate groups and weddings.

 

Website: www.theflowerfields.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfieldsTwitter:  www.twitter.com/theflowerfields Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_flower_fields/

 

Address: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded from our Dropbox account: FF Media Photos & Information.

2.16.21 The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® Ready to "Bloom On" with 2021 Season March 1 - May 9

CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 16, 2021] – As the nation looks ahead to a brighter spring, The Flower Fields in Carlsbad will “Bloom On” and welcome guests from March 1 thru May 9, 2021 from 9 am – 6 pm daily. Last year’s season for the renowned springtime attraction was cut short due to COVID-19 restrictions. Fans enjoyed the peak bloom via videos on social media but could not experience the beauty in person. For 2021, The Flower Fields looks forward to welcoming back guests to walk amidst the 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus, creating a blooming rainbow of color.

“The Flower Fields is a charming, picturesque setting that can melt your cares away. We want our guests to be able to immerse themselves in the beauty and let the world stand still just for a day,” said General Manager Fred Clarke. To ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, The Flower Fields will be incorporating new protocols.

2021 Season Reopening Safety Measures:

  • Online ticketing and reservations only, no walk-up ticket sales
  • Visitor capacity reduced
  • Face covering & social distancing requirements
  • Hand sanitizing stations, enhanced cleaning procedures, and contactless transactions throughout the property

Classic Favorites & Exciting New Updates:  

  • All 50-acres of The Flower Fields will be open to stroll around
  • Classic experiences like the American Flag of Flowers, Antique Tractor Wagon Tour, Artist Gardens & Aviaries, Sweet Pea Maze and Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse.
  • New for 2021: U-Pick Blueberries: Guests are invited to pick fresh blueberries from the field’s two-acre blueberry patch to take home and enjoy.

For over 25 years, the working flower ranch has opened its doors to the public for ten weeks from March to mid-May. Seeds were planted months ago to create the dazzling display of Ranunculus that will bloom this spring, along with more than 100 floral species at The Flower Fields.

Located in North San Diego County and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful and productive working flower ranch areas in North America, Carlsbad Ranch is located less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego). A working flower and specialty crop ranch, The Flower Fields is an essential contributor to California agriculture and related jobs. It provides newly expanded free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 60+ and military, $10 for children 3–10, and free for children under three. Season passes and group tours are also available. Private events are open to book year-round, including corporate groups and weddings.

Website: www.theflowerfields.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfieldsTwitter:  www.twitter.com/theflowerfields Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_flower_fields/

Address: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Images for The Flower Fields can be downloaded from our Dropbox account: FF Media Photos & Information

4.8.20 Southern California Destination turns on the “Flower Power” to Transport Viewers into a World of Color through a series of videos, live Facebook and Instagram segments and a new blog series.

CARLSBAD, California – (February 11, 2020). The Flower Fields of Carlsbad, located in North San Diego County, has come up with a virtual way of welcoming guests to roam the 50 acres of spectacular ranunculus flowers and other floral exhibits while enjoying it from the comforts of their homes.

Beginning the week of April 6th through Mother’s Day, viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look into this working flower ranch with video tours on The Flower Fields’ social media channels.  Viewers will be able to interact with team members while they share live updates from the fields on Instagram and Facebook live. It’s a unique chance to learn interesting little-known info about The Flower Fields operations on their new blog series on their website.

“Although we’re disappointed that we aren’t able to welcome guests here at The Flower Fields, we’re hoping to add a bit of color into their lives and provide some fun visuals to people who can’t come out to experience it,” according to a family-owner Paul Ecke III. “We are excited to share some of these stories but to also connect our guests on a more personal level.”

Examples of upcoming virtual experiences:

  • Get a first-hand tour through attractions such as the Poinsettia Greenhouse, Santa’s Playhouse and Sweet Pea Maze with owner, Paul Ecke III
  • Join General Manger, Fred Clarke on Instagram and Facebook Live as he answers viewers questions live from the rows of flowers
  • Learn more on worm composting and growing ranunculus with the School Program Team and enjoy a singalong familiar to our school program kids.
  • Read more on the different colors, variation and style of ranunculus grown in the fields or how to pick the best blueberries on the blog

Stay tuned for these experiences and more as weekly updates progress. For more information, connect with The Flower Fields social media channels and website:

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

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

The Flower Fields is currently closed to the public until further notice. Remaining optimistic, there are hopes to re-open again before the end of the season. However, it is recommended that people stay tuned to the website and social media for updates on all re-opening information.

 

About The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® in Carlsbad, California, are 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.

The Flower Fields is normally open to the public from March 1 to May 10, 2020.  The Flower Fields remains available year-round to book weddings and private events when the “Stay at Home” orders are lifted.

2.25.20 The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® Opens Sunday, March 1 - A Blooming Rainbow of Color Signals the Beginning of Spring

CARLSBAD, California – (February 11, 2020). The “flower heaven” of Southern California makes its debut in a few short weeks when The Flower Fields opens on Sunday, March 1 in Carlsbad Ranch. The recent rains and burst of sunny So-Cal sunshine is proving to make for a strong, healthy bloom.

This season, the 50-acre rainbow of Tecolote Ranunculus overlooking the Pacific Ocean is not the only enticing experience for guests.

Top “little known” things to do at The Flower Fields this season:

    • Stay for lunch. During the weekends, The Flower Fields welcomes local favorite Dang Brother’s Pizza and Corbin’s BBQ, as well as Tap Truck for beer and wine. Picnic tables available for guests.
    • Snack on sweet treats. A hidden secret to many, guests can enjoy sweet delights such as Dole Whips, ice cream cones and strawberry short cake.
    • Experience after-hours events. From wine tasting to yoga, The Flower Fields offers memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences amidst the beautiful blooms. Reserve early, these sell out fast!
    • Enjoy live music. Whatever your style of music, The Flower Fields offers country, swing and everything in between during the weekends.
    • New for 2020: U-Pick Blueberries. In late March and April, Guests are invited to pick fresh blueberries from the field’s small blueberry patch to take home and enjoy.*

 

The Flower Fields is open to the public from 9am – 6pm from March 1 to May 10, 2020.  The Flower Fields provides free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and military 60+, $9 for children 3–10 and free for children under the age of 3. Season passes and group tours are also available. Private events available to book year around including corporate groups and weddings. *Check on availability of blueberries, while supplies last.

 

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

 

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

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

 

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

2.8.19 The Flower Fields Media Alert - The Recent Rains Bode Well for the Bloom!

CARLSBAD, California – [February 8, 2019].  Southern California has recently experienced winter storms that have blanketed the area with consistent rain. With less than a month from opening day, the team at The Flower Fields keeps a close eye on the growth and health of the crop…so far, they like what they see!

“We’re excited to see that the fields have been responding very well with the recent rains in our area. The gentle, steady water, combined with intermittent sunshine bodes very well for germination and the growth of our Ranunculus plants. The rains have encouraged an exceptionally strong and healthy plant this year. A strong healthy plant develops a magnificent show of flowers,” General Manager, Fred Clarke says. “Although the field has some time to mature, we are seeing pops of beautiful pink and yellow flowers making their earlier debut”.

The Flower Fields opens March 1st and is a beloved Southern California destination that signals the arrival of spring. More information is available at 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 12, 2019.  The Flower Fields provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60+, $9 for children 3–10 and free for children under the age of 2. Season passes and group tours are also available.

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

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

Twitter:  www.twitter.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

1.8.19 The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® Comes to Life with Vibrant Color and Must See Exhibits Starting March 1, 2019

CARLSBAD, California – [January 8, 2019]. Beginning March 1, nature lovers can step into an “Instagram Heaven” when vibrant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers create a 50-acre rainbow of color at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®.

This beloved SoCal attraction for 25 years will open its doors for 10 weeks from March to mid-May. While known for its dazzling display of Ranunculus, there are over 100 floral species on display at The Flower Fields. Last year, over 260,000 guests visited The Flower Fields to enjoy:

  • Breathtaking Mediterranean, Whimsical and Wedding gardens
  • Acclaimed Sweet Pea Maze with new pathways
  • Beautiful display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners
  • Expansive Cymbidium Orchid and historical Poinsettia displays
  • Advanced water tolerant gardening ideas and water recycling system
  • New “Legacy of Colors” video on the history of The Flower Fields playing in the Paul Ecke Jr. Barn
  • Hands-on workshops featuring art, basket, and gardening classes in new greenhouses

In addition to the many exhibits and daily activities, The Flower Fields is proud to host music festivals and after-hours events.

The fields today are a direct result of nearly 100 years of floral cultivation that began with Luther Gage, an early settler and horticulturist that settled in the area in the early 1920’s, and then Frank Frazee and his son, Edwin, in the 1930s.

The ranunculus is native to Asia Minor and a member of the buttercup family. Originally the flowers were single petal and ranged in shades of red and yellow. The beautiful colors and fullness of the flowers seen now are due to the careful selection done over many years.

In 1965, Frazee moved his ranunculus along with gladiolus growing operation to the current site, land owned by the Ecke Family of Encinitas. The Ecke’s had previously used the land to grow their poinsettias, but in the 60’s they moved all propagation into greenhouses. Paul Ecke Jr. and Edwin were both flower farmers, which helped form a strong bond between the two men. The stage was set for the enduring preservation and promotion of this enchanting cultural emblem, and The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch was born.

Located in North San Diego County and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful and productive working flower ranch areas in North America, Carlsbad Ranch is located less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego).

Ticket information is available at 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 12, 2019.  The Flower Fields provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60+, $9 for children 3–10 and free for children under the age of 2. Season passes and group tours are also available.

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/theflowerfields

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

 

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

Located in North San Diego County and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful and productive working flower ranch areas in North America, Carlsbad Ranch is located less than one half-mile from the ocean, within five minutes of several prominent hotels, and a short drive from two international airports (Orange County and San Diego).

Ticket information is available at 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 12, 2019.  The Flower Fields provides two free parking areas, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 60+, $9 for children 3–10 and free for children under the age of 2. Season passes and group tours are also available.

Website: www.theflowerfields.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflowerfields

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/theflowerfields

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

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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