San Diegans know spring has officially arrived when they spot the blooming flowers when driving along the freeway in North County.
Spring officially hit San Diego at 3:45 p.m. Friday and the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch can be seen along Interstate 5 in North County, and from the air.
Chopper 7 flew over the fields and captured the colorful flowers in almost full bloom, including the field’s American Flag of flowers.
For those interested in taking pictures among the ranunculus, the fields are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until May 11.
If you’ve visited the fields before, you may notice something new this year.
“The wider bed has actually allowed us to produce about 15 percent more flowers per acre than we have done historically,” said Clarke.
Admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors over 60 years of age, $6 for children three to 10 years old and free for children under 2.
For more information, call (760) 431-0352 or visit www.theflowerfields.com.