Ranunculus Road Trip: The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Looking through old family albums, I discovered photos of my grandparents in fields of beautiful flowers. Immediately, I wanted to climb into the photo and frolic with my grandmother. Instead, I invited my Aunt Jojo on a ranunculus road trip to The Flower Fields of Carlsbad.


The Flower Fields are a stunning landmark of San Diego County, founded by grower Edwin Frazee.

At 16, Edwin quit high school to work full time on his father’s flower farm. Over the years, he perfected his crops and became the leading grower in ranunculus and gladiolus.

Overlooking the ocean and Highway 101, Edwin’s vibrant flower fields attracted motorists traveling between Los Angeles and San Diego. In 1965, he moved the blooms to their current location. When he was ready to retire, the Flower Fields became an official tourist destination for all to enjoy. (Source: The Flower Fields)

For a delightful outing with Mom this Mother’s Day, look no further! Pair with brunch on the ocean. Tickets are available online and at the entrance through May 15, so don’t wait!

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