Flower lovers, discover the flower fields live with our Virtual Field to Vase experience
Indulge in an evening of floral entertainment and education during the American Grown Field to Vase Virtual Experience live from The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California on April 24, 2021, all from the comfort of your home. On this magical evening, you’ll meet Mellano & Company florist Mike A. Mellano and learn about his family’s history of floral farming, while enjoying a special farm tour that takes you through the 50 acre rainbow of buttercups!
As Mike explains the growing process and delves into the scientific culture of flowers, he will explain how Mellano and Company’s crops are grown under the most advanced scientific and environmentally responsible conditions. He will also share their strict post-harvest guidelines designed to ensure you always receive the highest quality fresh flowers.
As part of the experience, you will take a virtual tour of The Flower Fields, which will be alive with flowers! The hill where the farm is located overlooking the Pacific Ocean is one of the most spectacular and coordinated exhibits of natural color and beauty in the world. And her home to the giant buttercup Tecolote®, also known as the Persian buttercup or Ranunculus asiaticus. Incredibly colorful and beautiful, the ranunculus flower is native to Asia Minor and is a member of the ranunculus family.
The history of Mellano & Company makes this event even more fascinating for flower lovers like you! Founded by Giovanni Mellano in 1925, Mellano & Company today operates over 375 acres in San Luis Rey and Carlsbad. Throughout the year, they produce over seven million bouquets of flowers and foliage from these locations in the perfect temperate climate of the southern California coast. From those fields that have produced Mellano & Company’s iconic crops such as buttercup and myrtle for over 30 years, to the most recent plantations such as hybrid waxflower varieties, their pride comes in the exceptional quality of flowers and foliage. they cultivate and a passion for growing flowers.
Mike will also highlight the unique and very special relationship the Mellano family have with the Ecke family, owners of The Flower Fields, and how their partnership has worked to produce such a special farm for the public. Due to their continued benevolence and foresight, The Flower Fields continues to be a national gem, an attraction that will be enjoyed by future generations – and you can experience it!
But you must register your place to join this one-of-a-kind virtual event! And, if you want to include delivery of some renowned buttercups from Mellano & Company in your experience, you must register before April 16!
Proceeds from the sale of tickets go to Certified American Grown, a nonprofit organization that promotes and advocates the interests of American flower and leaf farming families across the United States.