USA TODAY LOVES THE CARLSBAD FLOWER FIELDS!
The USA Today Travel Section recently listed the top “Most Romantic Flower Fields” and we made the list! Mellano and Company is proud to have farmed the Ranunculus fields at Carlsbad Ranch for over 20 years. Check out some of the impressive locations we are honored to be included with.
RANUNCULUS FIELDS IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
A visit to the Carlsbad Flower Fields has become a spring tradition for many a San Diego resident. Over 50 acres of hills along the Carlsbad coast are covered in rainbow-hued ranunculus blooms. Walk the paths through the fields, take a tractor-driven wagon ride, get lost in the sweet pea maze or picnic in one of the
BABY BLUE-EYES AT THE HITACHI SEASIDE PARK, JAPAN
Japan may be best known for cherry blossoms, but at Hitachi Seaside Park, it’s the rolling hills of baby blue-eyes that steal the show. After the blue blossoms fade, you’ll see burning bush, cosmos, zinnia and roses throughout the rest of the year. In autumn, the leaves on the trees are just as colorful as the flowers.
SUNFLOWERS IN TUSCANY, ITALY
Nothing says “summer” like a field of sunflowers, and one of the most romantic places to see them is in Tuscany. As you drive between medieval villages perched on hilltops, you’ll pass endless fields of these yellow beauties when they peak in mid-July. If you get there early, you can spot fields of red poppies.
LAVENDER IN PROVENCE, FRANCE
The fields of purple blooms along the Lavender Route in Provence, France smell just as beautiful as they look. The area is hone to some of the most picturesque villages in the country. Make the drive during the summer when the plants are in full bloom, and be sure to pick up some lavender honey to take home with you.