The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California

| 4/8/2016 12:25:00 PM

Marilyn JonesWhether you stay a half hour or half a day at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch, there is something magical about the acres of colorful blossoms overlooking the Pacific Ocean. More than 50 acres feature Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers with smaller flower beds of snapdragons, roses and other colorful blooms.

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The Southern California fields are a direct result of more than 85 years of floral cultivation. It all began in the early 1920s when Luther Gage settled in the area bringing with him ranunculus seeds.

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4/10/2016 7:45:55 AM

Marilyn, the flowers of Carlsbad Ranch look amazing. We have a similar garden called Lauritzen Gardens. It too was started many decades ago and has grown into a 100 acre garden with man made flowing streams and waterfalls. They have just completed a massive glass green house for the tropical and sensitive plants that can't stand the winters here. Botanical gardens are a favorite place of mine and I really would like to visit them more often than I do. Sounds like you had a great time at Carlsbad Ranch gardens. ***** Have a great day in the flower gardens.