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FLOWER FIELDS

See the Lompoc Flower Fields

In the “Valley of Arts and Flowers”, visitors can see spectacular patches of colors from spring through fall in the farm fields of Lompoc Valley – Stock, Larkspur, Delphinium, Sweet Pea and Bells of Ireland along with other varieties are grown in abundance by local commercial flower growers.

Where to See Them: The flower fields rotate every year, and are scattered throughout Lompoc Valley. Some can be spotted west of Old Town Lompoc, along Central Avenue, from Floradale Ave. to Union Sugar Ave.

When to See Them: The Flower fields generally bloom from April through September.

What Blooms: Stock, Larkspur, Delphinium, Queen Annes Lace, Bupleurum, and Bells of Ireland are some of the cut flower varieties grown in Lompoc. Sweet Peas are grown for seed.

Visitor Guideline: The flower fields are privately owned – visitors and photographers are NOT allowed to walk into the fields. Please keep vehicles on paved roads when touring and taking photos, and do not walk (or allow your pets or children to run) in the flower fields.

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LOMPOC FLOWER FIELD & WILDFLOWERS DRIVING MAP

Lompoc's gorgeous blooms include both our commercial flower fields and seasonal wildflowers. Commercial fields bloom 3-4 times throughout the year while wildflowers bloom seasonally.

Wildflowers begin blooming around mid April each year and can be found on our lush rolling hills. Commercial fields can be easily seen from many major roadways in and around Lompoc. The flower tracker map includes bloom locations for the best times and locations for both commercial and wildflower viewing.

Flower Field Bloom Tracker

Locations of the commercial flower fields rotate annually, but our map gives a general idea of where the flower fields may be found. Please keep in mind that the flower fields are privately owned; visitors are welcome to photograph the flowers from the side of the road, but are not permitted to walk into the fields.

Commercial fields are in full swing!   We have at least 15-20 fields in mid to full bloom and this should continue through out the fall. Harvests are happening daily as well as new plantings so it’s fun to see where the next field will pop up.

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A. Highway 246 / Ocean Ave

This field follows a seasonal cycle of planting, blooming and harvest.

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B. Floradale

This field follows a seasonal cycle of planting, blooming and harvest.

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C. Union Sugar Rd

This field follows a seasonal cycle of planting, blooming and harvest.

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D. Central Ave

This field follows a seasonal cycle of planting, blooming and harvest.

Wildflower Bloom Tracker

Get the most out of your wildflower visit by viewing the flower blooms at their peak! For some varieties, the colors are the most vibrant in the early morning or late afternoon. Popular flower varietals include the California poppy, Lupine, Filigree, Hummingbird Sage, Baby Blue Eyes, Coastal Encelia, Blue Bells and Morning Glory.

Wildflowers will return in Spring 2020!

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1. Highway 1

If you are traveling Northbound to Lompoc; once you exit onto highway 1 there are flowers blooming almost the entire way to Lompoc. The roadsides are painted with wild sweet peas, forget me nots and mustard plants.

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2. Jalama Rd

This 14-mile stretch of road if blooming from Lompoc to Jalama beach. Expect to see patches of California Poppies, bush daisies, owl’s clover, and star thistle.

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3. Santa Rosa Rd

If you head South on highway 1 to Santa Rosa toward Buellton, you will drive through 20 beautiful miles of vineyards, wineries and patches of blooms. Expect to see mustard plants, California poppies, lupine, filaree and more scattered throughout the hillside.

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4. Drum Canyon

Drum Canyon Road runs from highway 246 to Los Alamos, for about twelve miles you can enjoy California poppies, baby blue eyes, lupine, sweet peas and much more!

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5. Ocean Park

On the way to Ocean Beach Park via Ocean Park Road, you will see wildflower patches, but the super blooms take over when you enter the park itself. Along the estuary, there is a blanket of bush daisies, mustard, ice plants, morning glories and plenty more!

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Lompoc Valley

Flower Festival

June 26 - June 30

Celebrating Lompoc Valley’s floral heritage, the 67th Annual Lompoc Flower Festival will be held  June 26-30, 2019  at Ryon Park in Lompoc, California. The Festival will feature carnival rides and games, arts and craft exhibitors,  food booths and commercial vendors, musical entertainment,  a flower parade (Saturday) and fun for the whole family!

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Lompoc Valley

MURALS

Year Round

Want to see some big art? In Lompoc it’s everywhere. Lompoc Murals are one of the city’s top attractions, depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage, flower industry, historic sights, ethnic diversity, scenic beauty and more. Some 40 murals on street corners, in alley ways, and on sides of prominent buildings have turned Old Town Lompoc into an outdoor art gallery.

LOMPOC'S FLOWER GROWING HERITAGE

Lompoc’s mild year-round, Mediterranean climate, cooled by ocean breezes and moist, morning fog, has provided an ideal climate for growing flowers for more than a century. The Lompoc coast is where the northern and southern currents of the Pacific Ocean meet, and this unique coastal phenomenon results in the cool ocean breezes that help provide excellent growing and harvesting conditions for many varieties of cut flowers.

The flower industry in the Lompoc Valley dates back to the early 1900s when mustard was harvested for seed, and for many decades after, seeds grown locally were sold all over the world, earning Lompoc the nickname “Flower Seed Capital of the World.” The height of flower seed production was in the 1960s and 1970s. But, due to changes in the consumer market and rising costs, local seed production has all but vanished. Today, the focus is on cut flowers and other agricultural products including broccoli, cauliflower, dry beans, lettuce, celery and annual artichokes.

Though fewer flowers have been planted locally in recent years, approximately 80% of cut flower production in the United States comes from California, and over half of that comes from Santa Barbara County, where Lompoc is located. The largest commercial flower grower in Lompoc is Ocean View Flowers, specializing in Bells of Ireland, Delphinium,  Larkspur, and Stock along with summer fillers and accent varieties used by florists and supermarkets. You’ll find flowers grown in Lompoc sold  in national and local grocery stores.

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