Lompoc Flower Fields

Lompoc Flower Fields


The welcome sign says, “Welcome to Lompoc - City of Arts and Flowers.” Well, the flowers aren’t what they used to be. The Lompoc Flower Festival used to be a big attraction here, with acres and acres of fields filled with varieties of flowering plants grown for seed. For many years Lompoc was known as the Flower Seed Capital of the World. Long bands of bright colors in huge fields drew thousands of visitors each year. Visitors still come but not in the same numbers as in the past. The fields that were once planted for seed and cut flowers are now filled with vegetables. But that is starting to change. A single grower is making it his mission to revive the flower seed cultivation and bring it back to where it was. With a new contract with a European company and new field plantings, in a few years Lompoc and its flowers may be back in spectacular style.




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