4 MIN READ - Each year, Macy’s on State Street (as well as flagship stores in New York City and San Francisco) is transformed during the annual Flower Show. The 73rd Annual Macy’s Flower show is called Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, and it invites guests to an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life, and amazing flora. Visitors will be transported to an imagining of what could exist in the great beyond.
For more than 70 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of lavish gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants, and trees from around the world. Native to many different landscapes, Macy’s Flower Show offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy these florals blooming in unison, despite their distinct climatic DNA. The show will feature more than 5,000 types of plants, trees, and flowers depicting various outer space themes.
The Flower Show completely overtakes this historic flagship store, immersing shoppers in another world. The foliage takes root in unexpected settings, like store countertops, windows, and specially designed architecture like grand bridges, columns, and topiaries.
“This year Macy’s Flower Show will take spectators on an incredible extra-terrestrial journey filled with wondrous sights, dazzling discoveries, and unexpected experiences as we invite them to explore Paradisios,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s Flower Show. “More than 1 million spectators in three cities nationwide will have the opportunity to experience this immersive floral world and be the first humans to set foot on this majestic planet.”
The story for this year’s Flower Show goes like this: Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder discovers the planet Paradisios, a pristine exoplanet untouched by human technology and filled with resplendent plant life. Ryder and R.H. Macy IV (a pilot-turned-cosmonaut and the great-great-great grandson of Macy’s founder) set out on the adventure of a lifetime as they discover the planet’s extraterrestrial beings and fantastic flora.
The Flower Show can be enjoyed during regular store hours from March 24-April 7. Various in-store events will take place throughout those two weeks, and visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for an hourlong guided group tour ($12 per person) to learn the history of Macy’s. Visit www.macys.com/flowershow for details.
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