Every year Macy’s welcomes Spring with the annual Flower Show—a magnificent themed floral extravaganza that takes place in three flagship stores across the country. This spring, Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s State Street in Chicago and Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco celebrate a more than 70-year floral tradition with Journey to Paradisios, Operation: Inspiration, an otherworldly realm of glorious blossoms, lush plant life and amazing flora where visitors experience 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 globe. 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.
Taking root in unexpected settings, such as store countertops, windows and specially designed architecture, including grand bridges, columns, and topiaries, Macy’s Flower Show is staged in distinct fashion at each of the three locations. The show is free to the public and open during regular show hours.
The 2019 Flower Show, Journey to Paradisios, is a space-inspired floral fantasy featuring marvelous celestial blooms. Transporting fans into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure and discovery through flowers and eccentrically landscaped gardens, Journey to Paradisios celebrates the wonder and mystery of the cosmos.
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. 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.
–Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s Flower Show
Journey to Paradisios—the 73rd Annual Macy’s Flower Show
A Cosmic Fantasy Storyline
The galactic journey will spin a 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.
Celebrating discovery, color and wonder, Macy’s Flower Show will feature more than 5,000 types of plants, trees and flowers depicting various outer space themes. Upon entering each show, visitors will see a dazzling space ship launching through the roof into a star-filled night sky and as explore Paradisios they will encounter its colorful inhabitants, floating cities, alien technology and whimsical plant life.
The Out-of-This-World, Sci-Fi Floral Displays
Macy’s Herald Square: Starflower 1 liftoff, The Paradigms, SpiderCrawler, Alien Trees, Paradisios Fashion Pods, FlowerBot, Satellite Area 140 and Satellite Area 170
Macy’s State Street: Area 34, Carnivorous Wilds, Orchid Forest, Starflower 1 liftoff and Teleporter
Macy’s Union Square: Mission Control, Blast off! and The Alien Planet
In-Store Events During the Macy’s Flower Show
In addition to the planetary exploration, Flower Show spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy a host of themed in-store events including floral, food, and fashion demonstrations, celebrity appearances, and more during the two weeks the show is in full bloom.
For information about these events, visit macys.com/flowershow or contact the Macy’s Flower Show Hotline at (212) 494-4495.
The 2018 Macy’s Flower Show: Once Upon a Springtime
Read more about the 2018 Once Upon a Springtime Flower Show here.