The Flower Fields in Carlsbad open today and remain open through May 12.
Their specialization is the giant ranunculus, which they grow on about fifty acres. There are another five acres of other flowers: roses, petunias, columbines, water lilies, geraniums, sweet peas, poinsettias, cacti & succulents, and more.
If you’re in the San Diego area during this time, I can highly recommend a visit to The Flower Fields.
There are lots of activities for the family, as well. They often have a maze for the children that is created out of tall walls of growing sweet peas plants, all in flower.
Instead of being forced to go through a gift show on your way out, you’re forced to go through what I believe is Armstrong Garden Centers’ biggest and best nursery.
If you don’t spend the whole day in The Flower Fields—I do!—there is a lot more to see and do just around the corner:
- Legoland with its awesome SeaLife Aquarium
- Museum of Making Music where budding musicians, as well as musicians in full flower (puns intended!), can play drums, guitars, and quite a few other instruments
- Green Dragon Tavern & Museum with great New England cuisine and a Revolutionary War Museum.