This year sees a grad­ual reopen­ing of things we’ve grown used to hav­ing at our fin­ger­tips up until March of 2020 when every­thing closed down. We were delight­ed to hear that the Flower Fields in Carls­bad (which were closed last year) were open for tours this year!

It was with lots of fun antic­i­pa­tion that dur­ing my kids’ spring break, we drove down the coast to vis­it The Flower Fields. This land is owned by Ecke fam­i­ly and farmed by Mel­lano & Com­pa­ny. Each year acres of col­or­ful Ranun­cu­lus are open to the pub­lic to tour and take lots of photos.

Kit Wertz in the Flower Fields

Kit is with her kids at the Flower Fields on March 31, 2021. The fields are opened via online tick­ets sales. Pho­to by Flower Duet.

Last year (2020), it was closed due to the pan­dem­ic and so last year’s “field to vase” din­ners that also take place on flow­ers farms through­out the coun­try were can­celled.  Casey and Kit were the flo­ral design­ers for then 2nd Annu­al Field to Vase Din­ner at the Flower Fields in 2016. It was a great expe­ri­ence and the food was fab­u­lous. While we can­not expe­ri­ence the “in-per­son, in-the-fields-din­ner” in 2021, Amer­i­can Grown Flow­ers is bring­ing back the “Field to Vase Din­ner Tour” but in a vir­tu­al fash­ion. You have three price points to choose from to expe­ri­ence the Flower Fields. Here is the infor­ma­tion to sign up!

Three Choices for April 24, 2021 Flower Fields Dinner — Virtual Program Only

How To Participate:

Option 1: Full Flo­ral Expe­ri­ence with Wine + Cheese

  • Wine, cheese and flo­ral shipped to home.
  • Dig­i­tal col­lat­er­al and sup­port­ing documents.
  • Includes wel­come recep­tion, farm tour, flo­ral demo, and sun­set clos­ing remarks.
  • $225

Option 2: Vir­tu­al Expe­ri­ence + Flo­ral Delivery

  • Flo­ral deliv­ery shipped to home.
  • Dig­i­tal col­lat­er­al and sup­port­ing documents.
  • Includes wel­come recep­tion, farm tour, flo­ral demo, and sun­set clos­ing remarks.
  • $100

Option 3: Field to Vase Vir­tu­al Expe­ri­ence Only

  • Dig­i­tal col­lat­er­al and sup­port­ing documents.
  • Includes wel­come recep­tion, farm tour, flo­ral demo, and sun­set clos­ing remarks.
  • $50
Tick­et Information »>
Field to Vase Dinner Logo
Who’s Featured: Hosts & Food
  • Flo­rals — Mel­lano & Co.
  • Wine — The Wine Militia
  • Food — Venis­si­mo Cheese Shop
  • Flower Instruc­tion — Shaw­na Yamamoto
  • Farm — The Flower Fields
Orange Ranunculus

A close­up of the orange Ranun­cu­lus fields of The Flower Fields on March 31, 2021 in Carls­bad, Calif. Pho­to by Kit Wertz