Macy's on State Street to kick off Annual Spring Flower Show

March 13, 2008 11:03:31 AM PDT
Macy's on State Street will kick off its annual spring flower show, this year themed Floranova, on March 13. The art, music and botanical gardens of the Latino world will welcome spring and transform Macy's flagship store downtown featuring thousands of exotic flowers and plants along the entire State Street side of the first floor.

In celebration of the show, customers will also enjoy art and other exciting visual elements throughout the store. This artistic, cultural and horticultural extravaganza will run from March 13 to March 30 at Macy's on State Street. Macy's will host a series of complimentary events during the run of the show, including shopping parties, family fun days, chef demonstrations, Latino marketplaces and more!

Fun Facts:

Flower Show Facts:

  • It takes nearly 100 Macy's team members to install and maintain the show, from florists and visual artists to engineers and carpenters.
  • Macy's visual team installed the flowers in an around-the-clock 48 hour process
  • They've been working to install all of the other amazing visual elements for more than a week
  • The flower show takes more than a year to plan
  • There are 260 custom fabricated metal pans holding all of the plantings throughout the first floor
  • It took 6 refrigerated semi trucks to deliver all of the plant material for the show
  • There are thirty-two display windows highlighting Floranova on the exterior of the building
  • The show runs the length of a city block
  • All of the plantings are watered, clipped and maintained every night during the run of the show
  • A 350' garden hose is used to water the plants throughout the first floor
  • Visuals:

  • Thousands of brilliantly colored flowers stretching the length of a city block
  • A 58-foot high planting of exotic, oversized metal flowers gleaming in bright colors in the North Atrium near State & Randolph
  • A 38-foot high beanstalk in the center of the Walnut Room restaurant on the 7th floor
  • Oversized, colorful fiberglass bugs planted in the middle fountain atrium, including an 8½-foot dragonfly.
  • Latino Marketplace

    Friday, March 14, 11:30am - 1 pm, Lower Level, Free
    Macy's will host a Latin-themed marketplace with foods and entertainment representing various Latin countries. The marketplace will feature samples from local restaurants, including Mambo Grill, Lito's Empanadas, Fogo de Chao, De La Costa, Ay Ay Picante Peruvian Cuisine, Caliente and Zapatista; and entertainment from local musicians and dancers, including Alma de Tango, Spanish guitarist Hector Fernandez, and the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater.

    State and Randolph
    Mar. 13 - 30