It is a sure sign that spring is upon us, the annual Macy’s Spring Flower Show! The flower show kicks off this Sunday at the Herald Square store along with five other stores nationwide. The Herald Square flower show is best experienced when you take the free, 20-minute guided tour that departs every half hour between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Macy’s 35th and Broadway entrance.
What you’ll see in the 2011 exhibit (quoted from Macys.com)
Antebellum Garden: Featured along the main aisle, this new garden is inspired by the flora of the American Southeast. Transport yourself to the gardens of Charleston, Savannah and Atlanta as you take in the palmetto palms, dogwoods, gardenias, magnolias and camellias.
Japanese Garden: Presented by Carnegie Hall’s Japan NYC Festival, the Japanese garden, located along the 35th street aisle, is a quiet, peaceful space featuring plants, materials and design from the Far East. Look forward to seeing different kinds of bamboo, heavenly palms, azaleas, pines, cypress and mums. Presented by Carnegie Hall Japan NYC.
Tropical Garden: A celebration of the earth’s bounty to humanity, the Tropical Garden features trees and shrubs that grow in equatorial areas around the world and produce everyday delicacies such as cacao (chocolate), coffee, kumquats, mangos, sugar cane, citrus, papayas and bananas.
Hydrangea Garden: One of the most beloved flowers of spring, the beautifully big and colorful hydrangea gets its very own garden in the 34th street aisle. Enjoy a gorgeous variety of this crowd favorite including hydrangea trees, oak leaf hydrangeas, lacecap hydrangeas, viburnums opulus, nikko blue and endless summer hydrangeas.
Desert Garden: If you can stand the heat, head over to our cactus and succulent garden. An array of unusual beauties from hot, dry and arid regions, this garden features barrel cactus, euphorbia, kalanchoe, air plants, saguaro cactus and more.
The flower show runs through Sunday, April 10, 2011. In addition to the flowers themselves, other events will be held at the Herald Square store such as the opening ceremony featuring music from “The Thunder Drums” on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11 a.m., and a cooking demonstration with celebrity chef Todd English at 1 p.m. in the Cellar Kitchen located in the lower level of the store. For more information about these and other events taking place visit: http://www1.macys.com/campaign/flowershow/newyork/instore.jsp
For more information about Macy’s 2011 Spring Flower Show visit: http://www1.macys.com/campaign/flowershow/newyork/index.jsp
Location: 151 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001