The Flower Season is Coming

The Spring season is a great time to travel to outdoor events to see beautiful displays of flowers. Here are two of my favorite places to go to see the beauty in Southern California. And, because I enjoy these venues so much I am helping to get the word out about them by letting people know that Carlsbad Magazine will be on racks at the Flower Fields and a picture I took at the Lavender Fields is featured on the back cover of a book I created. These are both wonderful places to take pictures, so make sure you have your camera ready for unforgettable memories.

Details: Features 50 acres of multi-colored ranunculus in Carlsbad, California overlooking the Pacific ocean. Visitors enjoy free parking, theme gardens, blueberry picking, tractor wagon rides, unique food stands, entertainment and more. They also have ticketed events like Tea in the Garden, Painting workshop and Dancing Sunflowers Together. Check their website for dates and more events.

Season: March 1 to May 12, 2024

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday

Pricing: $23 for Adults (They have discounts for seniors, military and children as well as season passes) There is an extra charge for wagon tours and sluice mining activity. Tickets can only be purchased online. Go to and select Buy Tickets.

Location:  5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008


For More Information: 760-431-0352

Details: 123 Farms has a Lavender Festival that celebrates the blooming of organic lavender. There are 20 acres of all kinds of lavender. They also have lots of lavender inspired food and drinks and many themed shops to walk through. In addition there are six other festivals that run through January. They are the sourdough festival, the wild orchard tea festival, olive festival, sheep shearing festival, community olive harvest and Christmas nights. At night 100,000 lights illuminate the farm. They have live musical performances. Guided tractor-pulled wagon tours are available at an extra charge.

Lavender Season: May 3 to July 21, 2024

Hours: 5 to 10 p.m.

Pricing: Check their website. It is not currently showing pricing. 

Location: Located at the historic Highland Springs Ranch and Inn, 10600 Highland Spring Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA. 92223


For More Information: Call 951-845-1151 or email [email protected]