GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Macy's Flower Show with Gardens by Bachman's runs from Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7.
The annual event can be found on the 8th Floor Auditorium of Macy's Downtown Minneapolis store. It's free and open to the public and the theme this year is "The Painted Garden."
Dale Bachman and Mike Gansmoe stopped by KARE 11 News @4 to talk about what visitors will see.
The exotic floral displays celebrate the remarkable beauty and landscapes native to Asia and India. The partnership with Bachman's goes back nearly 50 years.
Approximately 24 truckloads of plants, flowers and soil comprise the Flower Show. There are nearly 120 varieties and several thousand plants -- some of which are hardy to the Twin Cities climate. More than 180 cubic yards of soil is moved into the Auditorium to create 4,000 square feet of landscape.
Some flowers, including amaryllis, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, need to be replaced half way through the show to keep it looking fresh and vibrant.
To welcome visitors, there will be a multicolored 10-foot tall Painted Elephant covered in a floral blanket of organic button flowers, straw flowers, yarrow, lavender and more.
Throughout the run of the show, there will be various in-store special events, including fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and celebrity appearances.
Go to Macy's Flower Showfor tickets.
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