Macy’s Flower Show: A Splash of Color in 2022!

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Macy’s Flower Show is one of Manhattan’s main attractions in April. The Flower Show will be present between March 27 and the 10th of April. It is just a stone’s throw away from the route of our Free Guided Tour so don’t miss it!

Macy’s Flower Show

Credits: John Wisniewski

As with everything at Macy’s, the Flower show opened with a grand ceremony on March 27. The flower gardens are strategically-placed at certain points around the store to provide the best accessibility. And the best selfie opportunities. You certainly have to check:

  • Broadway Window Displays
  • 34th Street Window Display
  • Entrance, Main Floor
  • Center Aisle, Main Floor
  • The “Look at You” Photo Op, Main Floor
  • Own Your Style Photo Op at the Main Floor
  • Hanging Dimensional Planter, Main Floor
  • Elevated Gardens, Main Floor
  • Center Piece, Main Floor
  • Escalator Throughway, Main Floor
  • 35th Street Mezzanine Level

Scents on the Scene

The Scents on the Scene are this year’s Flower Show highlights. Famous flower-scented fragrances of some of the best fashion designers have inspired these scent houses. The scents can be easily recognized by fans.

Dior Scent House: Miss Dior – the house is full of the smell of white flora. The house’s scent draws our attention to the elegant Miss Dior, sitting pretty in pink.

Viktor & Rolf Scent House: the scent house gives us the notion of a hot pink petal explosion from the Flowerbomb. It sets the spirit free with the enchanting essence of thousands of blooms!

Carolina Herrera Scent House: Is she truly a Good Girl? With a daring, yet the mysterious smell of roses, this house flashes with rose-covered walls and a golden staircase.

Valentino Scent House: the three floral columns, covered with delicate flowers, celebrate style, bold self-expression, heritage, and rich culture.

Marc Jacobs Fragrances Scent House: lying on the Daisy field under the sunlight, basking in its rays…carefree.

Springtime in and out!

Credits: Shinya Suzuki

The Flower Show is not just inside, but also out! Fashion design students from the Fashion Institute of Technology will showcase their top designs along with Jacob Caraccilo, Larglinda Ilazi, Yoojin Lee, Katty Liang, Ashley McLeod, and Jiwon Park.

Also, notable floral designers will be present nearby, so look out for household New York names like Petals By Dani Chou, Boy Flowers by Matthew Radwan, Olivee Floral by Karla Smith, and Flowerwitch by Kate Hinish.

An annual tradition

Macy’s are always big on holidays and celebrations. Their Thanksgiving parade and the Christmas decoration are tourist attractions on their own.

Macy’s tradition of the Flower Show began in the mid-20th century. The first show was in 1976. It went uninterrupted until 1984 and then 1994, and 1995. The first longer interruption was between 2001 and 2008. The show then skipped five years until 2013. It went strong until 2020 when it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A splash of color

Macy’s Flower Show, 2010; credits: Gryffindor, Wikimedia Commons

Macy’s Flower Show is the splash of color that we need all year long in the heart of Midtown. But it’s not the only one – the cherries are blossoming in Central Park and the other urban parks, which is a great occasion for a walk in the sunlight or a weekend picnic.

Credits featured image: John Wisniewski, Flickr

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