HANA FIELD INFORMATION:
427 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Average cost: $
Parking: Hana Field has its own sand/gravel lot for parking (entrance off Anton).
Notes: You can pre-purchase tickets online, for $5 a person. There's also an option to pay $20 so that you can pick and cut your own flowers to take home in a keepsake Hana Fields cup!
Recommended: as a relaxing weekend outdoor activity for some fresh air, sun, and beautiful blooms: zinnias, snapdragons, and sunflowers.
Hours of operation:
FRIDAYS: 3-6pm (fields close at 7pm)
SATURDAYS: 10am - 5pm (fields close at 6pm)
SUNDAYS: 10am - 5pm (fields close at 6pm)
The first thing I thought of when I saw some photos of Hana Field was: Wow, Orange County has its own mini version of the Flower Fields in Carlsbad! We bought tickets for a 10:30 am slot on Saturday and enjoyed seeing a lot of folks dressed up for their photo ops and frolicking among the flowers.
The check in process was quick and easy, and there were signs and friendly staff members to make it clear where to go:
We showed the barcodes for our online tickets and received a floral stamp on the hand in exchange. These beautiful blooms at the check-in area were just a taste of what was waiting for us in the fields.
First up, gorgeous zinnias that were such a delightful riot of color. Seeing these beautiful blooms wiggle and dance in the wind was an instant mood boost!
Love that Tanaka Farms has these helpful and educational flower signs throughout.
Luckily, the sun came out a little more, and next up were the pretty snapdragons!
I never knew that sunflowers could be such a deep and vibrant shade of burgundy! These dark sunflowers are aptly named "Moulin Rouge." The way these colors popped against the blue sky made me smile. We did notice an abundance of bees though, so we didn't linger too long for fear of disturbing our little buzzy friends.
Sunflower selfie :)
We also saw some other sunflowers that were still quite "smol," so Tim tried his hand at framing this shot à la Wes Anderson:
On our way out, we stopped by the stand to check out the Tanaka Farms merch:
We were offered slices of incredible tasting watermelons - after sampling how sweet, juicy (bursting!), and dense the watermelon flesh was, we knew we had to take one home with us.
Last but not least, here's an example of what you're able to take home if you pay the $20 and bring your own gardening/floral shears:
This was a lovely way to spend part of our Saturday morning and we're so happy to have this close to home option!