The Flower Fields of Carlsbad
To celebrate the coming of spring and our new fabulous weather, we decided to take a drive down to Carlsbad and check out The Flower Fields. If you've never been or heard of it, its a 50 acre ranunculus farm. Its really quite beautiful as the flower fields seem to stretch forever! The great majority of the flowers bloom and then are left to die to feed the bulb which is what is eventually harvested and sold. They also have a pointsettia display (but it was waaaay too hot in there for me), a sweet pea maze (kind of cute but the concept of the maze was totally lost on G), and some little garden areas with other types of planted flowers: poppies, foxgloves, daisies, etc.
Georgie loves flowers and really enjoyed walking around and sniffing them. So cute!!! It was a nice little sidetrip and good for a few hours of entertainment. The only drawback was the high admission which was $10 per person! Kind of pricey I thought since all you're purchasing is the opportunity to walk on the dirt trails, step 10-12 feet into two specifically chosen rows for pix, and purchase slightly overpriced refreshments. There's a tractor ride too but it was another $5 per person and didn't look that exciting so we skipped it. Anyway, if you're ever in Carlsbad during flower field season it is kind of nice stop on your way to somewhere else.
Here are some pix although they really don't do the beauty of the fields justice.