Friday, March 22, 2013

Macy's 39th Annual Flower Show 2013

A fabulous sign of spring and lovely weather is Macy’s 39th Annual Flower Show. The show is not only in their flagship store in Herald Square, but also can be enjoyed in Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco and a Cherry Blossom Show in Washington, DC. I have been attending the show for the last few years and it is always such a treat to the eye, plus the fact that is it free makes it a great event if you are in the city during it’s run.

From Macy’s Press Release:

Due to the ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar store renovation, Macy’s 39th Annual Flower Show will again blossom within a custom-designed tented environment located on Broadway Plaza. Awash in a stunning kaleidoscope of color that evokes the ornate designs, vibrant customs and majestic landscape of Asia, Macy’s Flower Show 2013, The Painted Garden, will be open to the public from 
Sunday, March 24th through Sunday, April 7th.

"Again this year, Macy's Flower Show in Herald Square will be presented in a colorful
tent that will fill the Broadway Plaza in front of Macy's," says Robin Hall, who heads
the in-house team that produces the event. "We're calling our show The Painted
Garden and it will feature exotic architectural settings and vivid gardens and will brim
with flowers, plants and trees drenched in the brilliant jewel tones and spice market
colors one would see in India and throughout Middle Asia."
For nearly four decades, Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Herald Square has delighted
generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of sumptuous
gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the
globe. Born of many terrains, the Macy’s Flower Show’s most dazzling magic trick is
the coaxing of the disparate flora to bloom in unison despite their various internal
climatic DNA. Expertly landscaped in a variety of ways, the Macy’s Flower Show
continues to delight floral fanatics while celebrating the rejuvenating power of the

 Special Attractions:Centerpiece
Poised to welcome spectators into the radiant splendor this year is the show’s
stunning multicolored 10-foot tall painted elephant which comes to life via thousands
of brilliantly colored live flowers. This majestic creation will sport grand
ornamentation in the ceremonial style of India while proudly holding court inside the
Flower Show tent.

The legendary Broadway windows will be transformed into a magical celebration of
Middle Asia. Designed under the supervision of Paul Olszewski, Director of Windows
and Visual Marketing for Macy's Inc., each window will feature its own color scheme
set in a vibrantly floral and jewel-toned fantasy world.

Bouquet of the Day
This year, Bouquet of the Day will bloom in its brand new location inside the Flower
Show tent. Each crowd-pleasing creation will be exhibited for two days before
another original showpiece is installed. This year’s featured Bouquet of the Day
designers include Jorge Cazzorla, Olivier Giugni, Yena Jung, Ed Libby, Jane Packer
and Kenji Takenaka.

 Hours and Events
Always free, fresh and in season, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular
store hours. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of floralthemed special events and festivities taking place in-store throughout the two-week long show including cooking demonstrations and floral arrangement presentations, just to name a few.

Macy’s Flower Show is made possible in part through partnerships with NYC & Co and
Zyrtec. For additional information about these events contact the Macy’s Flower Show hotline at (212-494-4495) or visit

 One of the events that caught my eye was the High Tea located in The Cellar. I remember going to The Cellar with my godmother, who encouraged my NYC obsession, and just being so amazed at the fabulous items. You can also find information about other fun events by visiting here

High Tea
03/24 and 03/27 at 1PM
The Cellar
Join Sylvia Tirakian owner & founder of Harvest Song Preserves, hosts High Tea. Harvest Song Preserves come from spring-fed fruits grown in the volcanic-rich soil and lush wildflower-filled meadows of Armenia. Delight in the tastes of these truly unique preserves.

You can visit past year’s Macy’s Flower Shows with my posts and original photography HERE, HERE, and HERE

This FREE event is a great way to combine shopping with gorgeous flower designs in New York City. Please be sure to check it out if visiting the city during March 24, 2013  to April 7th, 2013. 

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Daryl said...

one year, many years ago, i was a girl scout and we were in an honor guard that 'opened' the flower show ..

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

It looks like it will be beautiful!! I wish I could go!


nycstylelittlecannoli said...

Always a gorgeous event by Macy's
such talented people

Mr Paul said...

This looks absolutely wonderful Rosemary. Right up my street, I would have been in my element.

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