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March 28, 2014

Macy’s Flower Show in Union Square SF

For more than 65 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of sumptuous gardens that showcase tens of thousands of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. From all over the world, the show features diverse flora blooming in unison despite their distant homelands. Taking root in unexpected settings, including store countertops, specially designed architecture, and even full-scale auditorium presentations, Macy’s Flower Show is staged in unique fashion at their flagship store here in Union Square, San Francisco.

This year’s enchanting and magical theme is The Secret Garden and is on display through April 6th. The Flower Show includes a variety of fun events with music, fashion, cooking, and D-I-Y demos in celebration of the bounty of spring. The gardens include: “The Abandoned Estate,” “Maze Garden,” “Junkyard Garden,” and “Rooftop Gardens,” with everything from fruits and vegetables, wild flowers, Southwest cactus, Zen gardens, tropical plans and a formal garden placed within San Francisco scenery.

Plus, visitors can check out an in-store pop-up shop from the co-owners of MakersKit, a San Francisco-based D-I-Y boutique that carries locally made products, along with workshops on how to create jewelry, candles, and garden projects. The MakersKit pop-up offers exclusive MakersKits, including a Wildflower Terrarium, Mason Herb Farden, and an Air Plant Terrarium. Their D-I-Y workshop will be held Saturday, March 29th. Details are here.

In addition to serving as the official celebration for the start of the spring season, Macy’s Flower Show is also a prime showcase for some of the nation’s most renowned floral and entertaining designers. These décor wizards will bring to life the rotating Flower Show favorite—Bouquet of the Day. The one-of-a-kind floral creations are stunning centerpieces that interpret the theme of the show through the lens of each designer’s unique aesthetic. This year’s Bay Area designers include Billy Cook (Taste Catering & Event Planning), Emily Dreblow (Soulflower Floral Design), Talin Tascian (Fleur De Vie), Takako Miyashita (Takako Ikebana Studio), and Michael Daigian (Michael Daigian Design).

Whether you’re enjoying a shopping day or a delicious meal out here in Union Square, San Francisco, this is a yearly event you won’t want to miss! Get the full schedule here