Colorful Ranunculus

If it’s inspiration you seek, you’ll find it at the flower fields in Carlsbad, California. This popular springtime destination offers over 50 acres of stunning flower fields, planted with the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus. An Asian member of the buttercup family, also known as the Persian Buttercup, you’re not likely to enjoy 50 acres of Ranunculus anywhere else! The site also features five acres planted with various other species of stunning blooms. 

When to visit. The fields opened on March 1, and will remain open until May 12, from 9 am to 6 pm every day. Peak season usually falls from mid-March to mid-April, but that can vary slightly each year depending upon temperature and rainfall. 

What to do at the park. Wear your walking shoes! You will be able to stroll the designated walking paths as long as you like, during operating hours. For those who have trouble walking, tractor wagon rides are available. Picnics are allowed, if you want to bring a meal and spend a day. The Carlsbad flower fields make a terrific family destination, or a great spot for a unique, romantic date! 

Pick up some fresh-cut flowers or bulbs to take home. Yes, you can purchase your own Ranunculus flowers at the farm! They make a terrific hostess gift, or just take them home and enjoy for yourself. Many other lovely species are also available. If you feel inspired to grow your own Ranunculus, the farm also sells bulbs for planting in your garden. 

Visit during special events. The whole family will enjoy Kids’ Day on March 23. Or, check out the Sunset Wine Tasting event on March 29. If yoga sessions among the flower fields sounds more your speed, head to the farm on March 30. Many other exciting events are coming up; check the farm’s website for a full schedule! 

Remember that we’re available to aid your spring planting projects, too. If you need supplies or advice, just stop by our nursery and we’ll be happy to help.

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