This year’s Macy’s Flower Show is a definite stunner to the senses. The theme is The Painted Garden and is inspired by the colorful, brilliant flowers, jewels and market hues of India and Southern Asia. For most Minnesotans like myself, who are literally starved of color right now, the rainbow hues of the Painted Garden offer a visual feast to our hungry eyes.
As you walk through the room, all at once you are at peace as you smell the fragrance of a thousand flowers. Gentle background music lightly hums in your ears, and the room is an elaborate display of colors ranging from a magnificent variety of tropical flowers to the brightly colored hanging umbrellas and gorgeous paintings along the walls.
I still can’t decide what my favorite flower or work of art is at the Painted Garden. But I’d have to vote either for the centerpiece of the show, the elaborate, exotic elephant sculpture which proudly wears a blanket made of 20 different species of dried and fresh plant material or the insanely surreal Phalaenopsis Blue Orchids which are out of this world.
Come, take a look for yourself at some of the gorgeous flowers that paint the 8th floor of Macy’s department store in downtown Minneapolis. You will not leave this post disappointed!
I left The Painted Garden reluctantly, not wanting to leave this heavenly world of color and beauty. For soon enough I was back out in the cold, gray colorless streets of downtown Minneapolis. Yet if I close my eyes even for a moment, a burst of color suddenly reappears, reminding me that springtime is not far off.
Author’s note: In honor of iPhonography month, all photos above were taken with my iPhone and processed in Lightroom. Not bad for a camera phone!
If you want to go:
Macy’s Flower Show is currently running in the following cities:
- New York
- San Francisco
- Washington DC. (Cherry Blossom show)
Minneapolis’ show is from March 24-April 7th and is free.
To get information all the Macy’s Flower shows, dates and venues, click here.