While the event lasts but two weeks, I have read the preparations take pretty much all year. I have seen the show years ago before Macy's renovated the store and again just recently after the renovations and I must say I liked it. This year's theme was The Secret Garden.
As usual the main entrance welcomes you with a fabulous piece that stops everyone in their tracks. It has a wow effect that compels every visitor to take a picture and have a picture taken with it.
Upon my arrival, I ran into a tour group being guided by a very knowledgeable tour guy. I joined them and found it very instructive and useful. The tour guide explained several of the flower bed settings, pointing out several of the flowers in display. He also made everyone aware of the best spots for taking photos and of the special gardens in other floors. I don't know if this is something new but I hope they do it again next year.
One of the best areas for photos was from the balcony surrounding most of the first floor. From this view it appeared as if the flower beds were floating on air.
I must say that I spent about 5 hours in Macy's taking pictures, taking it all in and yes, shopping.
Personally I am very happy Macy's puts on this event as well as the Thanksgiving parade. The Flower Show has become my excuse to visit, to shop at Macy's and to see New York City early in the spring.
So put it on your calendar for next year. As for me, I love spring and all the beauty it brings. I am glad I got to see the Flower Show this year even if it was at the end of its two weeks run.
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By the way, this blog post is my opinion and I have not been contracted by Macy's for this review.
Have a Wonderful Spring and Happy Travels.