Minneapolis, MN - March 2, 2016 – A wonder of nature takes root at Macy’s this Spring as America’s vast and varied landscapes bloom in unison at the 2016 Macy’s Flower Show® with Gardens by Bachman’s. Sprouting to life at Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis store, Macy’s Flower Show celebrates our nation’s natural beauty from sea to shining sea. America the Beautiful, the theme of this year’s magnificent floral showcase will transport spectators from the bright hues of the Southeast’s tropical blooms to the Northeast’s coastal grasses and from the Midwest’s fruited plains to the cactus lined deserts of the Southwest among other landscapes; free and open to the public starting Sunday, March 20th through Sunday, April 3rd.
“Our annual celebration of Spring this year will take us on a journey through our own backyards, one that is rich with magnificent landscapes that evolve from desert to tropics and everything in between,” said Mike Gansmoe, executive producer of Macy’s Flower Show. “America the Beautiful, this year’s theme, will give spectators the incredibly unique opportunity to experience highlights of the varied natural landscapes found in our nation, all at one location, blooming in unison.”
For more than 50 years, Macy’s Flower Show in Minneapolis has delighted generations of floral aficionados with extravagant presentations of gardens that showcase millions of live flowers, plants and trees. Macy’s Flower Show in Minneapolis is proudly produced in partnership with Bachman’s. "Bachman's is honored, once again, to provide a stunning array of vibrant flowers, plants and trees for Macy's Flower Show. This year, America the Beautiful will offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to celebrate the beauty of our nation," said Dale Bachman, CEO of Bachman's Inc.
New this year, the Macy’s Flower Show welcomes spectators to take a personal tour through the show with a unique audio experience, available to stream on any device by visiting www.macys.com/flowershowaudio.
Macy’s Flower Show “America the Beautiful” celebrates the splendor of the nation from coast to coast with stunning regional gardens that include the All American Garden, Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.
The Macy’s Flower Show also features two weeks of in-store special events, including free cooking demonstrations, classes, workshops, seminars, family fun activities and special events. A full listing of events can be found at www.macys.com/flowershow, including a special cooking demonstration with Macy's Culinary Council Chef Takashi Yagihashi on March 23.
Macy’s Oak Grill is celebrating Macy’s Flower Show by offering specialty cocktails, including sparkling wild hibiscus cocktail, bird of paradise, wild hibiscus mojito, mint julep and blackberry fizz, and a special orange ricotta cake dessert.
In celebration of the Flower Show, Macy’s Oak Grill Restaurant will be holding a Taste of the Oak Grill event on March 18th and 19th at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal of traditional and specialty menu items paired with four different wines. Those attending this event will also get a sneak peek of Macy’s Flower Show that evening. Tickets are $45 per person. Guests will also receive a 10% discount coupon for the Flower Show Market & Café as well as a buy-one-get-one discount for a future Oak Grill visit. To RSVP, call 1-877-55MACYS.
Macy’s floral spring tradition is made possible nationally thanks to partners including Girl Scouts of the United States of America, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Krazy Glue®, Royal Caribbean International® and Sinclair Oil.
Free to the public, Macy’s Flower Show will be open during regular store hours. For additional information about the Flower Show and events, visit www.macys.com/flowershow.
About Macy’s Flower Show:
The Macy’s Flower Show 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 Shows 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.
Bachman’s was founded in 1885 and remains family-owned, with fourth- and fifth-generation Bachman family members leading the company today. Based in Minneapolis, Bachman’s operates retail locations in the Twin Cities, including six full-service Floral, Home, and Garden Centers, a floral and card store in U.S. Bank Plaza (downtown Minneapolis), two Hardscape Centers (Minneapolis and Farmington) and 27 floral departments within Lunds and Byerly’s grocery stores. The company also operates indoor and outdoor landscaping divisions, a wedding/special events department, a nursery wholesale division, seven acres of greenhouses, and a 670-acre growing range in Lakeville, Minn., which produces many of the plants, flowers, and landscaping products sold by Bachman’s today. To place an order with Bachman’s, call (612) 861-7311 from within the Twin Cities or (866) 222-4626 from outside the Twin Cities area. Or, to find retail locations, more information about Bachman’s, or answers to your gardening questions, visit Bachmans.com.
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