Carlsbad Flower Fields Welcome Visitors with Full Blooms

A visitor wears a mask as she takes pictures at some of 50 acres of ranunculus flowers at “The Flower Fields” in Carlsbad on March 31, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

People took pictures amid waist-high blossoms in every imaginable hue of orange, pink, yellow and purple at the county’s famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad as it opened to the public.

The attraction was closed for most of 2020 due to pandemic-related restrictions, but plummeting coronavirus cases means the fields can once again welcome a limited number of visitors.

“I am so happy we’re open again,” said general manager Fred Clarke. “Last year we were nine months in and we had to mow the crop down.”

The fields showcase more than 70 million flowers, creating an annual spectacle when they bloom.