Macy’s Flower Show Presents The Painted Garden: Gardens by Bachman’s

Macy’s Flower Show Presents The Painted Garden: Gardens by Bachman’s

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24 through SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013


Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis Store Showcases a Floral Spectacular

Minneapolis, MN (March 1, 2013) – This spring a floral wonderland of multicolored jeweled splendor takes root at the annual Macy’s Flower Show®. The majesty of Asia will come to life via the brilliant colors, aroma and textures of flora in The Painted Garden: Gardens by Bachman’s. From Sunday, March 24 through Sunday, April 7, 2013, the 8th Floor Auditorium of Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis store will be home to exotic floral displays that celebrate the remarkable beauty and landscapes native to Asia.

In partnership with Bachman’s for nearly 50 years, Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with over-the-top presentations of sumptuous gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the globe. Born of many terrains, Macy’s Flower Show’s most dazzling magic trick is the coaxing of the disparate flora to bloom in unison despite their various internal climatic DNA. Expertly landscaped in a variety of ways, Macy’s Flower Show takes root in unexpected settings.

"Again this year, Macy's Flower Show in Downtown Minneapolis will transform its 8th Floor Auditorium into a garden of wonder" says Mike Gansmoe, Vice-President of Macy’s Parade & Entertainment Group. "We're calling our show The Painted Garden and it will feature exotic architectural settings and vivid gardens designed by Bachman's, brimming with flowers, plants and trees drenched in the brilliant jewel tones and spice market colors one would see in India and throughout Middle Asia."

Set to welcome spectators into the radiant splendor this year is the show’s stunning multicolored 10-foot tall Painted Elephant. The Elephant centerpiece will sport grand ornamentation in the ceremonial style of India, covered in a floral blanket of organic button flowers, straw flowers, yarrow, lavender and more. The painted leviathan bears a royal howdah (carriage) adorned with colorful plants and flowers.

In addition to serving as the official celebration for the start of the spring season, Macy’s Flower Show will also showcase some of Bachman’s most talented and creative floral and entertaining designers. These décor wizards will bring to life a rotating Flower Show favorite – the Bouquet of the Day. The one-of-kind creations are stunning centerpieces that each conveys the personal style of the designer. Whether traditional, contemporary or abstract, these limited-time floral masterpieces are always a highlight of the show.

The Macy’s Flower Show is also the perfect backdrop for two weeks of in-store special events, including fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and celebrity appearances that will delight floral fanatics while celebrating the rejuvenating power of the season.

Macy’s gives special thanks to Bachman’s for making this beloved Twin Cities tradition possible.

Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours. For additional information about this event, please visit

About Macy’s Flower Show:
Macy’s Flower Show began in 1946 at Macy’s Union Square, becoming the first department store Flower Show. The grand display of colorful fantasy has evolved to become one of Macy’s most cherished traditions. Yearly, Macy’s Flower Show attracts more than 500,000 visitors who see the lush landscapes and millions of flowering plants and trees from around the world. Macy’s Flower Show’s are held at 5 flagship stores across the nation, including Macy’s Herald Square in New York City, Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco, Macy’s on State Street in Chicago, Macy’s Minneapolis, and Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia.

About Bachman’s
Celebrating 125 Years serving the Twin Cities and beyond, Bachman’s is one of the largest retail floral and nursery operations. Bachman’s has been in business since 1885 and has 29 retail floral stores in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud, MN, including six floral, home and garden centers. Bachman’s operations include outdoor landscape design and installation, garden maintenance, indoor landscaping and a floral specialties team dedicated to weddings, special events, and conventions. Their 670-acre production facility near Lakeville, MN, includes their wholesale nursery and production operations plus eight acres of greenhouses providing many of the plants and flowers sold through Bachman’s locations and online at

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