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Smell the flowers —online! Carlsbad Flower Fields brings fans virtual tours

Carlsbad Flower Fields open March 1
Posted at 3:51 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 18:51:02-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Carlsbad's flower fields should be teeming with guests who visit annually to walk the 100 acres of Ranunculus or take their latest social media photo.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the flower fields remain devoid of visitors — in person, at least.

Flower Fields owner Paul Ecke will begin offering virtual tours of the fields, the fields posted on Facebook. Weekly tours are meant to provide those who had hoped to visit this spring with a look at the field's attractions and behind-the-scenes.

Viewers will get a peek at "how the Sweet Pea Maze grows to the history of the Poinsettias to learning more about our butterfly program," according to the venue.

With required government closures, the farm says it has struggled to keep flowers tended.

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This week, workers plan to cut some flowers down.

"We have donated a handful of the flowers but cannot continue to manage the flower crop. This was a very difficult decision, but with the lack of flower sales and visitors, we sadly cannot continue. Once the flowers are cut back, we will harvest the bulbs and begin the process again," the fields posted on Instagram.