March came in like a lion and looks to be leaving in the same unfavorable fashion, but spring is in the air on the 8th floor of Macy’s. This week marks the 47th anniversary of the collaboration between Bachman’s and Macy’s for the Flower Show, and this year, it’s bigger (and taller) than ever.
This year’s theme, “Towers of Flowers,” takes the show to new heights by recreating world landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Leaning Tower of Pisa and draping them in blooms. (Fun fact: the Leaning Tower was a prop in a Macy’s Day Parade in New York City once upon a time.) There are also mosaic-tile towers, and even a castle with a parapet.
Bachman’s has once again created a Garden of Dreams, but the show isn’t filled with tropical plants we can’t host here in our Minnesotan gardens. Many of the plants are hardy enough to survive our winters, and they’re even marked with a Minnesota symbol in case you’re taking notes for your own garden. Bachman’s really put the latest trends to the test in “Towers of Flowers”—gardening up, not out—and passed with flying colors.
Through April 10
Free during regular store hours
Macy’s, 700 On the Mall, Mpls., 612-375-2200