The amazing fields that can been seen from Interstate 5 are a result of over 85 years of floral cultivation. Starting with Luther Gage, an early settler and grower settled in the area in the early 1920’s, Mr. Gage brought Ranunculus seeds to the area and began growing.
The flower fields were next to Frank Frazee’s small vegetable farm in South Oceanside which started a business called “Luther Gage Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bulbs”. The name “Tecolote” came from the owls that nested on his property.
Photo Credit: Flower Fields of Carlsbad
Do something out of the ordinary by spending a few hours in one of nature’s wonders. let the kids run free while the adults relax and take in the views. This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, welcomes visitors to enjoy the blooms as well as offers a nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season. All this perched above and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Visit the fields and choose between a guided wagon tour or explore on your own the over 50 acres when they are in full bloom. Check site for local attractions happening, wedding location option and school programs offered.
Hours: Open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Prices: Adults$14.00 Seniors 60+ $13.00 Children 3-10 yrs. $7.00 Children 2 yrs. & under: Free
Season Passes: Adults: $30.00 Seniors 60+: $25.00 Children 3-10 yrs.: $16.00
Wagon Rides: Adults: $5.00 Children 3-10 yrs. $3.00