Every year Macy's blooms with color as they fill the flagship department store with botanicals from across the globe! This year's Flower show takes place from now through April 7 and is centered around the theme The Painted Garden. It features flowers and décor from India and the southern regions of Asia. Here's a sneak peek at what to expect and some fun aspects of the show, but you really must stop by to enjoy the exotic, lush colors, smells and ambiance for yourself! You can even take a guided tour each day at 3 pm. For more info on the show and surrounding events visit: social.macys.com/flowershow/.
Welcoming spectators into the radiant splendor of this year's show is the stunning multicolored 10-foot-tall Painted Elephant. Planted in brilliant hues with thousands of live flowers, the Elephant centerpiece sports grand ornamentation in the ceremonial style of India.
The Painted Garden brings the majesty of Asia to life through the brilliant colors, aroma and textures of flora and with lavish decor including running fountains. The Palace Garden transforms the handbag and jewelry department with an array of classical arches, urns and fountains. Gurgling fountains are also nestled amongst bright floral foliage in the Fountain Garden in the watch department.
In partnership with Armstrong Gardens, Macy's Flower Show features over 11,000 live plants, including these blue phaleanopsis orchids.
Macy's Union Square Flower show is also host to a spectacular art installation. The National AIDS Memorial, in cooperation with Master Artists of the Mary L. Harden School of Botanical Illustration, presents original watercolors representing various plant species that grace the Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will benefit the National Aids Memorial Grove.
You can also take a piece of Macy's Flower Show home with you. The store is offering a limited edition collection of tiny pots of beautiful, bright kalanchoe flowers as well as fun moss shoes and purses filled with succulents.