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What To Do When New York is in Full Bloom

March 15th, 2018 | Art & Culture

Living in a concrete jungle isn’t easy - this explains why New Yorkers appreciate small paradises  and oases within the city so much. Not to mention that when seasons change, so does New York City. Visiting the Big Apple during spring means you must add these flower shows to your itinerary.

New York Botanical Garden

The Orchid Show
March 3, 2018 to April 22, 2018
Orchids are some of the world’s most elegant and complex flowers. To truly appreciate their textures, colors and shapes, this year’s exhibit follows Daniel Ost’s vision: orchids assembled in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory as living sculptures. Absorb the versatility of the bamboo, used throughout the installations and learn what makes each orchid unique.

Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend
April 28, 2018 and April 29, 2018. From 12pm to 4pm
Whether you like wine or not, a visit at this time of year is a must. But if you do like wine, the Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend is a festival that brings New York’s wineries and local farmer markets together. Enjoy wine pairings, samples and live music while strolling around the garden.

Rose Garden Weekend
June 9, 2018 and June 10, 2018. From 11am to 4pm
The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden is heaven on earth. Fragrant roses and gorgeous clusters of multicolor blooms are the centerpiece of this celebration. Take special guided tours, learn about rose cultivation, have some refreshments while listening to live music and participate in rose plant giveaways.

Getting there from The Manhattan at Times Square
Take the subway at 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center Station, Line D (orange) and exit at Bedford Park Blvd Station. Walk for 15 minutes to NYBG.

Macy’s Flower Show

March 25, 2018 to April 8, 2018
Macy’s always knows how to put on a show. Every spring, Macy’s Herald Square decorates the store with astonishing themed flower arrangements. It’s hard to imagine it, but don’t just take our word for it. This year’s theme is “Once upon a Springtime,” which translates to dozens of fantasy-inspired flower installations waiting for you.

Getting there from The Manhattan at Times Square
Take a 20-minute walk down 7th Avenue to 34th St or take the subway, Line 1 (red) at 50th St and exit at 34th St - Penn Station.

Sakura Matsuri 2018

April 28, 2018 and April 29, 2018. From 10am to 6pm.
Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring all around the world no species is more beloved than the Japanese sakura tree. Brooklyn Botanical Garden pays tribute to Japan through an energetic festival with performances, music, Japanese traditions and pop culture.

Getting there from The Manhattan at Times Square
Take the subway at 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center Station, Line D (orange) and switch to Line 4 (green) at Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center/4 Avenue Station. Exit at Eastern Parkway - Brooklyn Museum Station.

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