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.

LOMPOC FLOWER FIELD & WILDFLOWERS MAP

Driving Route

Where to See Lompoc's Flower Fields: The locations of the flower fields rotate annually, but this 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.

Lompoc's Wildflowers: In town for the flower fields? Why not catch some of your favorite wildflowers blooming on your road trip! Wildflowers bloom around mid April each year and can be found on our lush rolling hills and usually seen from the roadside.

santa rita hills lavender farm

Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm

Immerse yourself in lovely fields of flowers at the Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm. Stop by this local, family-owned farm store for hand crafted lavender products for sale like bath salts, balsamic vinegar, culinary sugar, and also fresh cut flowers, eggs, and more. The farm also hosts fun and education events like their lavender wreath making class. Check their website for events and farm store hours. Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm was recently featured on KTLA, see the feature below.
Lompoc flower tracker

EXPERIENCE LOMPOC'S SPRING TIME BLOOMS

Lompoc's gorgeous blooms include both our seasonal wildflowers and commercial flower fields. Wildflowers begin blooming around mid-April each year and can be found on our lush rolling hills throughout the Spring. Commercial fields can be easily seen from many major roadways in and around Lompoc. The commercial fields bloom 3-4 times throughout the year while wildflowers bloom seasonally.

The flower tracker map includes bloom locations for the best times and locations for both commercial and wildflower viewing.

Flower Field Bloom Tracker

Many of the commercial fields are either blooming or experiencing new plantings! Mid-April's harvest of flowers includes gorgeous larkspur, delphinium, and Queen Anne’s lace. Summer offered new crops full of vibrant and luscious blooms.

Keep an eye out for updates!

Last updated 7/14/2022

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A. Highway 246 / W Ocean Ave. to Bailey Rd.

This field follows a seasonal cycle of planting, blooming, and harvest. As you exit Lompoc you will be able to view the diverse commercial blooms that are growing between Bailey Rd and Floradale Ave. The fields continue to bloom into early fall.

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B. Highway 246 / La Salle Canyon

Continue west on Highway 246 about 2 miles past Bailey Road To La Salle Canyon Road. Take La Salle Canyon Road about half a mile and you can view the flowers from the side of the road.

Wildflower Bloom Tracker

They're here! Beautiful Mid-April blooms are beginning! The hills are currently dominated by wild mustard blooms. 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.

Last updated 7/14/2022

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Lompoc Flower Festival Parade dancers

Lompoc Valley

Flower Festival

May 6-8, 2022

Celebrating Lompoc Valley’s floral heritage, the 67th Annual Lompoc Flower Festival will be held May 6-8, 2022  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!

Flower mural Lompoc

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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