Looking for the first signs of spring? Step into Macy’s marquee stores in New York, Chicago and San Francisco! Each year, fantasy flora and plants from around the world transform these locations into breathtakingly beautiful scenes. Millions of guests visit our two-week exhibition—join us to enjoy our themed events, specialty gardens and more.

EXPLORE THE SHOW

Lose yourself in our gardens without actually getting lost. Plan your route before you visit.

Choose the numbers on the map to find out more.

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Starflower 1
Stand by for launch in 3... 2... 1! Look to the stars as the rocket ship blasts off with a beautiful flourish of swirling flora in a fiery palette. Gaze upon the cosmic collection of Calla Lilies, Tulips and Sun-Star flowers.
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Mission Control
You'll be sure to see plenty of out-of-this-world flora as you travel through the cosmos! Vivid galaxies of Freesia, Celosia and Firesticks spiral through space as Mission Control guides you to your destination.
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Venus Seat
Snap a photo with the Rabbit's Foot Fern and Exotic Orchids... before the Venus fly trap snaps you!
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4
Infinity Mirror
Strike a pose in front of our infinity mirror! You'll travel to a new dimension with multiplying rare Bromeliads and Alien Succulents.
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5
The Hub: Alien Landscape (Core Tops–Rock Landscape)
This rocky region is anything but barren with incredible blooming, Flame Flowered Azaleas and Orange and Yellow Star flowers!
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The Hub: Alien Flowers (Core Tops–Alien Flower Garden)
You won't find anything like this on Earth! The extraterrestrial plants of Paradisios live alongside Pink Flowering Almonds, Rainbow Leucothoe and Orange Starflowers.
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The Hub: Mercury (Core Top–Core Top Landscapes)
You'll see Sloppy Painter Crotons, Yellow Capistrano Rhododendrons and Burgundy Coleus from every angle thanks to the glassy reflective surface of the mercury trees!
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The Hub: Gazing Ball Flowers (Core Tops–Reflective Garden Ball Flowers)
See the Flower Show from a new perspective! The Firecracker Fern, Heliconia and Cineraria in this garden are warped, squished and stretched when viewed through the gazing ball flowers.
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Spidercrawler
This multi-legged rover is designed to travel across any planet's terrain! The Paradigms navigate the Spidercrawler through a bright field of Blue Fireworks Bromeliads, Yellow Rieger Begonias and Purple Calla Lilies!
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The Monolith
Hidden beneath the Pincushion Protea Flowers and Orange Kalanchoe lies an ancient Paradisian secret. Can you crack the code to uncover the riddle?

Paradisios Souvenirs. This massive monolith also serves as our souvenir shop. Get all your official mission gear here—from travel totes and collectible pins to graphic tees and sweet space treats!
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Floating City – Area 34
If you don't look up, you'll miss it! Fantastic Ghost Cactus and Flame-Flowered Azaleas grow out of rocky red soil in the zero-gravity city that the Paradigms call home while glowing Ranunculus power the planet.
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Alien Trees
The Socotra trees of Paradisios grow in brilliant hues from swampy soils! Their floral neighbors include Asian Redbuds, Monkey Puzzle Trees and Kalanchoe Fantastic.
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Observatory
View the lands of Paradisios through the lens of a telescope and some fantastic flora may catch your eye! See if you can spot the Paradigms hidden in the Bottle-Brush Plants, Aphrodite Iris and Red Pineapple.
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1 Starflower 1
2 Mission Control
3 Venus Seat
4 Infinity Mirror
5 The Hub: Alien Landscape (Core Tops–Rock Landscape)
6 The Hub: Alien Flowers (Core Tops–Alien Flower Garden)
7 The Hub: Mercury (Core Top–Core Top Landscapes)
8 The Hub: Gazing Ball Flowers (Core Tops–Reflective Garden Ball Flowers)
9 Spidercrawler
10 The Monolith
11 Floating City – Area 34
12 Alien Trees
13 Observatory

ADDITIONAL GARDENS

Sinclair Oil Gardeni
7th Floor, Kids’ Department
Sinclair Oil Garden
Join Sinclair Oil’s DINO on a high-speed jet pack adventure through Paradisios in search of the Baby Dinos! Nestled between the Golden Lights Azaleas & Red Dracenas are the Baby Dino eggs and a few curious Paradigms.
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FIT Fashion Pods
1st Floor
FIT Fashion Pods
Nestled between the Red-Star Cordyline, Blue Baron Rhododendrons and White Freesia are out-of-this-world designs by future deep space designers from the Fashion Institute of Technology!
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Fashion Pod Photo Op
1st Floor
Fashion Pod Photo Op
Prepare for take-off when you step inside one of our fashion pods! You'll become an interstellar work of art surrounded by colorful Rieger Begonias, vivid Kalanchoes and hardy Florist Azaleas.
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Flower Bots - small hanging plantersi
1st Floor
Flower Bots - small hanging planters
See technology and nature collide! These retro robots will escort you through the Flower Show while carrying clusters of Colorful Hydrangeas, Scented Freesias and Exotic Flowering Tropical plants.
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Microgardens
Located throughout the store—make it your mission to find them all!
Carnivorous Wildsi
Carnivorous Wilds – Area 151
These rare Sedums and Jade Plants are not as tame as they seem. In the Carnivorous Wilds, the ferocious plants of the jungle bite back!
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The Monolithi
The Monolith – Area 111
The Monolith is home to more than just the secrets of Paradisios. You can find Kalanchoe and African Violets blooming below the surface of its metallic lake and Guzmanias on the swampy shores.
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The Cavernsi
The Caverns – Area 140
Enter a tranquil underground tunnel, where Vriesea Sword Flower and Neo Bromeliads emerge from rock walls. Find serenity with the Dendrobium Orchids as you travel below the surface of Paradisios.
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The Floating Cityi
The Floating City – Area 170
While mosses and grasses occupy the ground, the Paradigms have engineered buildings from Fungi and Organics in a massive city that floats above the surface of Paradisios.
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Orchid Foresti
Orchid Forest – Area 750
Beautiful blooms bid R.H. a safe journey home from the Orchid Forest. If you look carefully, you might just see otherworldly Moth Orchids and Miniature Air Plants waving goodbye.
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Visitor
Info

  • FAQs
  • GIFT SHOP
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • IN-STORE DINING
  • TOUR

What are the hours of Macy's Flower Show?

Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7, during regular store hours. For store hours, please visit macys.com or contact your local store.

Is there a cost or are tickets required to see the show?

No ticket is required. The show is free and open to the public.

Where can I park? Is free or validated parking available?

There is no free or validated parking, but there are paid-parking options available near the store.

Where can I learn more about gardening or the plants in the show?

Special Flower Show activities and events will take place over the show's two-week run. For the complete list, please see the events section below.

Can I purchase the flowers displayed in the show?

Unfortunately, these flowers are not available for purchase.

I'm a florist/vendor. How can I be a part of the show?

Please contact the Special Events Department in early November 2019 to request participation in the 2020 Macy's Flower Show.

  • FAQs
  • What are the hours of Macy's Flower Show?

    Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7, during regular store hours. For store hours, please visit macys.com or contact your local store.

    Is there a cost or are tickets required to see the show?

    No ticket is required. The show is free and open to the public.

    Where can I park? Is free or validated parking available?

    There is no free or validated parking, but there are paid-parking options available near the store.

    Where can I learn more about gardening or the plants in the show?

    Special Flower Show activities and events will take place over the show's two-week run. For the complete list, please see the events section below.

    Can I purchase the flowers displayed in the show?

    Unfortunately, these flowers are not available for purchase.

    I'm a florist/vendor. How can I be a part of the show?

    Please contact the Special Events Department in early November 2019 to request participation in the 2020 Macy's Flower Show.

Take a piece of the Flower Show home with you—visit the official shop on the Main Floor.

Shopping Package

Make the most of your visit with a stop at Macy's Visitor Center!
Learn about our special Macy's Flower Show Shopping Package* which includes:
• $25 Macy's Gift Card
• Macy's Herald Square canvas tote bag
• 15% VIP Passport Savings Booklet that include special in-store offers
• Commemorative Flower Show mug
• Wooden Cube Blossom Kit with Forget-Me-Not Seeds
• 4-pc. Frango Chocolate sampler

*While supplies last. Package and in-store offers valid at Macy's Herald Square only.

Food Offers & Specials

Stella 34 Trattoria, 6th Floor
• Celebrate this year's festive "Journey to Paradisios" theme with a breathtaking floral display in the restaurant
• A special Flower Show cocktail
• An exclusive three-course Flower Show prix-fixe menu featuring Executive Chef Jarett Appell's thematic seasonal expressions on classic Italian spring dishes
• And visit Stella 34 Trattoria to purchase your tickets for breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 20-21. Use code MACYSVIP for 10% off your ticket!

Rowland's Bar & Grill, Lower Level
• Experience our custom Flower Show cocktails, offered for just $8 during the show.

Chef Street, Lower Level
• Receive free popcorn with any purchase of $5 or more. Limit one per guest per visit.

Tour Schedule Information

Monday through Friday, 10AM-1:20PM (20 minutes each)

Tour groups meet in store in front of Starflower 1 inside the Broadway doors between 34th and 35th Streets.

1st Tour: 10AM | 10:20AM | 10:40AM
2nd Tour: 11AM | 11:20AM | 11:40AM
3rd Tour: 12PM | 12:20PM | 12:40PM
4th Tour: 1PM | 1:20PM

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and cosmic
creatures discovered in the sci-fi
world of Paradisios.

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SOUVENIR SHOP

Take cues from the cosmos
& treat yourself to show memorabilia.

The year was 1969.
The Space Race was in full swing, and the sky was the limit.

At the head of the United States Space Program was astronomer and Flight Director Lucy Ryder. Her greatest discovery was a lush, green exoplanet untouched by human technology, which she named Paradisios.

Over the years, Lucy studied Paradisios from Earth with a high-powered optical telescope. The only task that remained was exploring the planet in person – so she developed the Starflower 1, a spaceship that would launch towards Paradisios at light speed.

After careful deliberation, Lucy phoned her former schoolmate, R.H. Macy IV, to ask if he would be willing to make the trip out of this world. The world-class pilot and great-great-great-grandson of Macy’s department stores’ founder agreed.

On March 24, 1969, the Starflower 1 was ready for takeoff. Lucy handed R.H. a journal as they exchanged goodbyes on the launch pad. She encouraged him to take notes on his journey and use the planet as inspiration for his family’s business.

Just a day later, the Starflower 1 approached Paradisios. Before R.H. could safely touch down on the planet, a massive tree burst from the soil, hitting the Starflower 1. The spaceship was pushed off-course and plummeted to the ground.

Shaken but otherwise unharmed, R.H. radioed Mission Control to let Lucy know he was safe. “Flora and fauna may resemble what we have on Earth, but life on Paradisios is not as we know it,” Lucy warned R.H. through his earpiece, just as something began to bang on the door to the Starflower 1. R.H. frantically surveyed the ship for a place to hide.


The door opened to reveal a swarm of colorful, fuzzy creatures. They were Paradisios’ main inhabitants, mischievous but friendly creatures Lucy called Paradigms.


They hopped on R.H.’s back, sat on his shoulder and crawled up his leg in a chorus of squeaks. “They’re trying to tell you something. I don’t think you’re safe here,” Lucy said with concern.

R.H. peered out from the ship to see a fantastical jungle, the Carnivorous Wilds. Vines hung from every tree and snaked across the ground, surrounded by supermassive Venus fly traps and plants that just might bite back if he got too close.

While R.H.’s back was turned, the Paradigms clambered into his all-terrain rover, the Spidercrawler and clumsily steered it out of the spaceship. As R.H. ran after the rover, plants snatched at his ankles and then a glimmer of light caught his eye.


He uncovered a glowing red seed amid a brush of razor-sharp grass. He pocketed it and hurried to catch up with the Paradigms.

The Paradigms led R.H. to an underground tunnel called The Caverns. It was tranquil, with beautiful blooms growing out of the rock walls. Relieved, R.H. pulled out his journal and sketched the Carnivorous Wilds and his current surroundings.

R.H. and the Paradigms emerged from The Caverns and traveled through various regions of the planet. They eventually came upon a lake with a mirrored surface and a massive rock structure on its shore. An alien language was engraved in its surface and pulsated with a reddish glow.

Lucy quickly decoded it, revealing an ominous riddle:


Home to many and protected by one
This paradise welcomes every person
Life gives life, but for those who take,
The opposite of halcyon – a Paradox awaits.

Suddenly, the ground began to shake and an octopus-like creature erupted from below the monolith.


R.H. fell to the dirt, searching frantically for the Paradigms, but they had abandoned the Spidercrawler and were running away in a fury of shrieks.

Lucy remote-accessed the rover, which skidded to a stop next to R.H. As he climbed inside, Lucy said, “This must be the Paradox from the riddle, which means the riddle is the key to defeating it.”


“I think I know what it wants, Lucy,” R.H. said, pulling the red seed from his pocket.


It seemed to move in his hand and glowed more intensely than before. “I found this all alone in the Carnivorous Wilds. I wasn’t trying to steal it. I just wanted to bring it back to its home.”

R.H. hopped out of the rover despite Lucy’s protests. He held up the seed and shouted, “Hey! Is this what you’re looking for?”

The Paradox responded by smashing the Spidercrawler. As it was about to retaliate again, the Paradigms appeared across the lake. They scurried to R.H.’s side and addressed the Paradox with crazed beeps. The Paradox paused for a moment before retreating into the ground.

The Paradigms cheered and R.H. exhaled a sigh of relief. He thanked the Paradigms, and they motioned for him to follow them once again. They soon approached a barren land with red soil. Hovering above it were large pieces of rock with building-like structures made of flora.

The Paradigms took hold of R.H.’s legs, and with a swift bounce, they entered the Floating City. The rock platforms rearranged in a path towards the city center, where a large palace made of trees and vines stood.


Inside the castle, the Paradigms brought R.H. to a chamber containing a field of glowing red flowers and pushed him towards an unoccupied patch of soil.


R.H. placed the red seed in the ground and an identical glowing flower sprung from the dirt. The entire field then burst into a dazzling pyrotechnic display. In awe, R.H. pulled out his journal and sketched the radiant field.

“‘Life gives life,’” Lucy quoted.


“These flowers power the planet, and the Paradox protects them.” The Paradigms hopped around him, squealing with joy. “I think you just saved Paradisios, R.H.,” said Lucy.

Over the next two weeks, the Paradigms brought R.H. on a grand tour of Paradisios, which he detailed in his journal. The Paradigms gathered supplies from the land and the remains of the Spidercrawler to repair the Starflower 1.

Finally, it was time to head back to Earth. R.H. and the Paradigms exchanged a bittersweet farewell where the Starflower 1 was originally supposed to land, the Orchid Forest.


Upon his return to Earth, R.H. gave his journal to Lucy for safekeeping. He revisited it often to inspire new trends for Macy’s department stores.


The field of flowers in the Floating City prompted R.H. to revamp the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular, which astonished the nation as a 4th of July celebration seven years after the Starflower 1 Mission.

The End

To honor the 50th anniversary of R.H.’s journey to Paradisios, his journal has been declassified and released to the public, who can now take their very own interstellar trip at the 2019 Macy’s Flower Show.

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