The Flower Fields of Carlsbad California

Reader Contribution by Marilyn Jones
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Whether 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.

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.

From early March to early May between 100,000 to 200,000 visitors pay to see the glorious natural explosion of color and scent. Features include the famous banded fields of ranunculus as well as other attractions including a greenhouse with cymbidium orchids, a giant American flag made out of flower and a poinsettia display.

For more information: The Flower Fields.

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