The fall season is our time to go on adventures. We are so fortunate to have many dog-friendly pumpkin patches to explore. The Carlsbad Strawberry Company stands out because they provides a variety of enjoyable activities and great photo opportunities. On busy days, their spacious layout allows for comfortable movement with your dogs. The marigold field, in particular, is our favorite spot for capturing photos.
What are Marigolds?
Marigolds are also known as Tagetes. These colorful and vibrant flowers come in shades of color like yellow and orange.
Are Marigold Flowers dog-friendly?
According to the ASPCA, marigolds are non-toxic to dogs. However, marigolds have a strong scent that can be attractive and tempting for your dog to nibble or eat. If your dog ingests a significant amount of marigold, it may cause stomach irritation. Additionally, it’s important to be cautious if fertilizers are used to grow marigolds. To ensure your dog’s safety, always monitor their behavior around marigolds.
Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Carlsbad Strawberry Company is family-owned and has been growing tasty strawberries for four generations with love and passion. So during strawberry season, they offer pick-your-own strawberries on their 25-acre field.
During Fall, they offer a pumpkin patch and other fun activities such as their dog-friendly marigold field.
Where is Carlsbad Strawberry Company?
The Carlsbad Strawberry Company is located in Carlsbad, California, which is part of San Diego County.
Carlsbad is conveniently located in Southern California making it accessible to residents and visitors from Orange County and Los Angeles.
The address for the Carlsbad Strawberry Company is 1050 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008. They are open at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
What is the cost of visiting Carlsbad Strawberry Company?
Currently, there is no charge for dogs and $10/adult to enter their dog-friendly Fall Pumpkin Patch which includes the marigold field.
Dog-Friendly Policies at Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Carlsbad Strawberry Company happily welcomes dogs and their owners to their Fall Pumpkin Patch and Marigold Field.
There are two main rules to make sure everyone has a great time:
1. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
2. Be a responsible dog parent; don’t forget to clean up after your dog.
Very Important Reminder
All dog parents need to follow these rules, especially because some dog-friendly pumpkin patches have changed their policies. We appreciate that Carlsbad Strawberry Company remains dog-friendly.
In addition, not everyone loves dogs, so be respectful and keep a watchful eye on your dogs.
10 Tips for Capturing Memories of Your Dog in Marigold Field
One of the highlights of visiting the marigold field at the dog-friendly Carlsbad Strawberry Company is the opportunity to capture awesome photos amidst the breathtaking backdrop of vibrant yellow and orange marigold blooms.
This year, we love the marigold field layout and how the marigolds are planted. The paths are well-defined and cleaner, which ensures that no marigold blooms will be damaged.
Here are ten tips to ensure you capture beautiful memories of your dog in the Marigold Field:
The marigold field is in a sunny and hot location. To avoid the harsh midday sunlight, we recommend visiting in the early morning (9 a.m.-11 a.m.) or late afternoon (after 3 p.m.).
Marigold flowers’ bright orange and yellow colors attract bees. Be cautious and keep a close eye on your dog.
Be aware of where you position your dog while being mindful of the marigold flowers. Find an ample spot where your dog can either sit or stand.
4. Get Down to Your Dog’s Level
When taking a photo, it is best to get down to your dog’s eye level. This way, you can better capture your dog’s expression and experience within the marigold field.
5. Unique Angles
Due to the spaces between the marigolds, you need to experiment with angles and perspectives. Since my dogs are large, I used a lot of side angles, which allowed me to capture the marigolds behind them. It’s a good idea to try out different angles depending on the size of your dog.
6.Focus on Details
Don’t hesitate to get closer or use the zoom feature on your camera to showcase your dog’s facial expression among the marigolds.
7. Candid Moments
Most of the time, the best photos are candid shots. Set your camera to take multiple shots or use burst mode on your iPhone.
8. Patience and Treats
The marigold field will be a new and exciting environment for your dog. Be patient and observant. It’s best to walk around the field and take photos in different spots. Always treat your dog for good behavior.
9. Safety First
Your dog’s safety should always be your top priority. Ensure that your dog is comfortable and not stressed during your photo sessions. It’s crucial to be mindful of your dog’s behavior.
10. Have FUN
It’s important to remember that the key to capturing memorable photos of your dog in the marigold field is to have fun and embrace all the happy moments.
Visit Dog-Friendly Marigold Field at Carlsbad Strawberry Company
You will love visiting the dog-friendly marigold field at Carlsbad Strawberry Company. So, grab your camera or smartphone, leash up your dog, and get ready to create some awesome memories in the marigold field.
We advise you to check the Carlsbad Strawberry Company website for their October and November hours since the marigold field is part of the Fall Pumpkin Patch.
You may also want to read our previous post: Visit A Southern California Dog Friendly Pumpkin Patch