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 For more information, please call 760.431.0352 or visit
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.

This legal notice expires, and will be moved to the archive, on Monday May 13th, 2019.