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#StudioDIYintheWild: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch


Carlsbad Flower Fields

Jeff and I took our first day off in WEEKS from working in the studio yesterday and we decided it was time to venture to the infamous ranunculus fields in Carlsbad! We have been wanting to go for four years now (no joke) but always miss it, and I’m so glad we made it finally! Every year from March to mid-May, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are open to the public so we can all ogle over acres and acres of ranunculus pretties!! It’s fairly spectacular, and even more spectacular in person than these photos even come close to capturing. If you’re ever in the area when the flowers are in season, I highly recommend it! Here’s a few snaps from our trip!

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields
Carlsbad Flower Fields

Photos by Jeff Mindell
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If you’re looking for a place to eat in the area (besides that AMAZING on-site lemonade stand up there!), a couple people recommended Cafe Topes but it closed at 2pm so we just missed it! Looked delish though. We did manage to venture across the street to the Carlsbad Chocolate Bar though for some chocolate dipped goodies! YUM!

Have you ever been to the fields? Or any flower fields!? It’s my ultimate dream to see the tulip fields in Holland, but these were quite a good stand in for now!


  • Lauren

    Tehe the lemonade stand looks like a wind-up toy! I just picture it winding up and scooting away 🙂


  • Kathleen

    Oh my, this looks like heaven on earth and the photos are stunning!! Too bad I’m in the wrong continent 😀 I do have the tulip fields rather close to me, but ranunculus are even better!

  • brittni

    So amazing! I love it. My mom loves Carlsbad so much and I’ve never been…now I have to go!

  • Christine

    These photos are gorgeous and that lemonade stand is adorable! My dream is to make it to a poppy field.


  • Kristina

    Wow, all of these photos are so beautiful! Looks like a magical place.

    Kristina does the Internets

  • Rosie

    These are seriously gorgeous pictures! That is on the list of places I would like to go someday!

  • Felt Ball Rug

    What gorgeous scenery with such rich, vibrant colors! It’s almost straight out of a movie scene. . We hope you’re enjoying all the wonderful things that nature has to offer this Spring season! 🙂

  • Emma Jayne

    Wow!…love these pics!! The photographs are fabulous and really show off the colours in the flowers really well. You have sun (cloudy where I am) and these pics are making me think of sunny holidays. I’ve never visited this place, but it looks amazing!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Emma Jayne x

  • Amy

    Beautiful! Ranunculus are definitely some of my favourite flowers. You would absolutely love the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, we were there 2 years ago and spent the better half of a day there in absolute awe of the beauty around us! We frolicked like children, and took a million photos! In fact I posted a tulip photo a day on instagram (@amicixc) just because I had so many photos.

  • Erica Lynn

    So gorgeous! Flower fields like that are my favorite, and living in the desert I love getting to live vicariously through posts like these. This spot will definitely be added to my list of places to make a point of visiting.

  • Pauline

    This looks gorgeous! I’ve never seen ranunculus fields but I would love too. And you should come to Holland one day, we would love to have you 😉

  • JoKateG

    OMG I went to Keukenhof in The Netherlands in 2004 and I was seriously just thinking that I would love to go back with the kids. It is beyond awesome. These look great too and I would love to visit one day. I’m adding it to my wish list as I love Ranunculi !!! Xxx

  • heidi @ a week from thursday

    What an inspiring and beautiful place. Stunning. It’s getting added to my bucket list.

  • Morgan

    I grew up in Carlsbad! Stumbling across this post brought me so much joy 😀

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