The Flower Fields - Carlsbad

For the first time in over 15 years, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch® has changed its color pattern to a new array of colors this year.  Designed by a professional colorist, the 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers will cascade down the hillside in a spectacular display of colors sure to take your breath away.  New and past visitors will be stunned at new fields of color overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Come join me for the most fantastic display of flowers assembled in any one place.  The Carlsbad Flower Fields are spectacular for their grandeur, color and fantastic ranunculus. Additionally, there is an extensive rose garden, poinsettia display.  Additionally, Cannon will be hosting a macro photo workshop on this day free of charge.  Enjoy flowers, flowers and more flowers during this celebration of Spring.

Prices: $11.00 for Adults; $10.00 for Seniors 60+; $6.00 for Children 3 - 10;
Children 2 and under are Free; you may want to purchase your tickets on-line, as the line for tickets during the height of the spring season is pretty long.

CARPOOL: For folks who want to carpool, we'll meet at 9:00 at the Tustin Marketplace near 5 and 55. Exit Jamboree, north. On the Irvine side (east), near the Ritz Camera store/Lenscrafters. (Babies R Us is the big box store in this particular parking lot).

For folks from the Inland Empire - please coordinate carpool - since you will probably be coming down the 15, maybe the North Main Park-a-ride parking lot, or maybe something closer to Murrieta/Temecula? If you want assistance with coordinating the carpool please let me know.

For those not carpooling, we will meet outside the event at 10:00. There are long lines that form to get inside (worth the wait and the lines go pretty quickly). We will shoot for a couple of hours and if folks are interested, have lunch at Tip Top Meats, a European Deli.

 

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  • Valerie S.

    The pictures are just beautiful. Thanks to all who contributed!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Marcia B.

    Angela, it was nice to meet you. Thanks for giving me a chance to realize I really understand ISO! ;) Thanks also for organizing the event, I never would have made the effort without it being "scheduled" on my calendar. Now I'll know what to expect next time.

    April 22, 2013

  • Martha C.

    Thanks Angela for suggesting this event and introducing me to this really great location. I was really impressed by so many beautiful flowers and other activities at the Flower Fields. My friend and I took lots of pictures and really enjoyed the experience. Next time, I hope to be able to spend a little more time with the group. It was really nice meeting you! :-)

    April 22, 2013

  • Lou L.

    Thanks Angela for posting a great event. I did not see the group but enjoyed the flower field and the 2nd lecture was better than the shared photo lecture. Canon had lenses on loan and I managed to get to try the 100 macro. Made all the difference from my Sigma. I lost my 64 gig SD card and if anyone found it I will give them $50 for the return.

    April 22, 2013

  • Robin

    I enjoyed the lecture. Maybe because I don't know enough. I wish there were some way to tell who is from the group. I didn't know anyone. I had a great time, all the same. It was by first time there and I had always wanted to go.

    April 22, 2013

  • Patt J.

    great place.. got some great shots.. sorry i missed meeting people.. so glad i went.... first photo shoot in 3 years... just got my camera fixed....

    April 21, 2013

  • Ruben

    Great people and a great learning experiance!

    April 21, 2013

  • William R.

    Lecture? Was that were everybody was? I was there until about noon, but didn't find anybody from this group.

    April 21, 2013

  • Roger E.

    Flowers were very nice. Lecture less so.

    April 21, 2013

  • Roger E.

    Hello

    I saw a couple of people when I first arrived but they quickly disappear into the crowd. I did not care for the lecture but enjoyed the flowers. I left a little early to make the auto show in the Orange circle. Good selection of cars.

    April 21, 2013

  • Jean B

    I was there, but was taken with photographing the flowers before the sun was too bright and missed the lecture. Sorry I missed the group.

    April 21, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Sorry, I couldn't go :(. Too much work to get done today. I hope to see some great photos!

    April 21, 2013

  • Angela W.

    There is a canon discussion at the barn regarding portraits right now. If folks are interested, we'll meet at 1:00 at the front gate (inside) and go to lunch together at Tip Top meats deli just a couple blocks from the flower fields.

    April 21, 2013

  • William R.

    I'm confuses. Is it at 9 or 10 o'clock?

    April 21, 2013

    • Angela W.

      9 at the carpool location. 10 at the flower fields

      April 21, 2013

    • William R.

      K. Thanks.

      April 21, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    I have passes to the Long Beach Grand Prix....will have to miss :(

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • monica

    I know it last minute, i'll meet you all
    there :-)

    April 20, 2013

  • Chris S.

    going to the sdbgarden first... before the flower fields.

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those who don't get enough flowers at the Flower Fields, consider adding the San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas after lunch. It's worth a visit since your drive is a bit of a haul. Here is the link. http://sdbgarden.org/

    March 21, 2013

    • Marcia B.

      I've been to the garden in Encinitas twice, I definitely recommend it!

      April 9, 2013

    • Chris S.

      I'm liking the sdbgarden a whole lot better... thanks cindy... going there first.

      April 20, 2013

  • Roger E.

    Carol Evans ( NO Relation) and I will be there. I hope we connect this outing. Please look for us...Thanks

    April 20, 2013

  • Jean B

    I'll try to be there when it opens at 9. Hopefully I'll catch up with the group inside.

    April 20, 2013

  • Ruben

    So looking forward to this,been shooting for almost a year now,learned alot, but I know have only scratched the surface. Looking forward to new faces and new places.

    April 20, 2013

  • Colleen T.

    I will be at the Grand Prix - I forgot!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Manish

    1

    April 15, 2013

  • Silke T.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it due to a work event :-(

    April 12, 2013

  • cristina

    Plus one pls

    April 9, 2013

  • Christina V.

    Hi, anyone carpooling from the San Gabriel Valley?

    March 22, 2013

    • wendy

      i am from san gabriel valley....but need a ride..

      April 8, 2013

  • cristina

    Plus one

    March 25, 2013

  • Miary A.

    Sounds exciting. Anyone carpooling from Inland Empire?

    March 22, 2013

  • Ed

    Its a great place to photograph, I have been there before, but I'll be in Yosemite on a photo trip.

    March 21, 2013

  • Miary A.

    Sounds exciting

    March 21, 2013

  • Karen

    If anyone would like to carpool from the South Bay, I have room for 3.

    March 21, 2013

  • Roger E.

    I will be attending.

    March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plus 1 guest

    March 21, 2013

  • Saga

    Yarning for this flower tour for long!! :)

    March 21, 2013

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