Macys Flower Show
by Stephen Garner

On Sunday, March 24, Macy’s Herald Square launched its 45th annual two-week-long Flower Show celebrating the arrival of spring.

The opening revealed spectacular floral designs made up of more than 5,000 types of plants, trees, and flowers that transported visitors into a multi-dimensional world of space and adventure through flora and eccentrically landscaped gardens blasting off into the wonder and mystery of the planet Paradisios.

Macys Flower Show

The display, called “Journey To Paradisios”, brings to life the cosmic tale of Space Flight Director Lucy Ryder and her discovery of 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.

Throughout opening day, guests were invited to explore a host of themed in-store events and observed seven fashion pods throughout the main floor featuring looks designed by FIT students who were challenged to create original designs inspired by the Journey to Paradisios theme. Visitors walked through several intergalactic creations featuring a space ship launching into outer space through the roof into a star-filled night sky and colorful inhabitants, floating cities, alien technology, and whimsical plant life of planet Paradisios.

The two-week show is in full bloom and closes on Sunday, April 7.

Macys Flower Show

Photos by Diane Bondareff / AP Images for Macy’s