One of the city's most colorful spring traditions is officially underway.
The Macy's Flower Show is now open to the public at the flagship store in Herald Square.
“We have over 15,000 live plants here at Macy’s Herald Square, throughout the entirety of our show. Each night we work tirelessly to water, replenish, refurbish,” said executive producer of the Macy’s Flower Show Will Coss.
The Macy's Flower Show will go on for two weeks. On opening day, a large crowd made it's way into the store when doors opened at 11 a.m.
“It’s interesting way that they have the various window displays. They’re not all alike, they have a lot of color, they’re very bright, and they’re very unique. I really like it. I’ve never seen it before,” said one out of state visitor.
The experience begins outside the building. The facade covered in hundreds of flowers and floral displays in the window. Inside, many more vibrant displays around the store.
“Oh yea. I come every year. But this is nice, they give you a rose,” said Manhattan resident Helen Goodman. “It’s funny because it’s so cold outside and yet here it’s like being transported to anothe, like oh my god, it’s just beautiful.”
This year, Macy's partnered with the Fashion Institute of Technology and will feature designs from five of it's students. The show is also featuring designs from several local floral designers from New York City.
“This year’s show is a massive celebration of bold color, beautiful architecture, really celebrating this marriage of fragrance and flower,” said Coss.
Visitors enjoyed the show on the first day Sunday.
“We come every year, Christmas shopping from the U.K., and this is the first time I’ve been this time of the year, and it’s amazing. Macy’s never fails to surprise,” said one spectator.
The Macy's Flower Show is free and goes through April 10.