One of the best parts of April is the warm weather and seeing all the wonderful colors of nature as flowers start to take bloom around the Upper West Side. In celebration of one of the best parts of spring, The Sagamore residents can join other local New York neighbors by attending the annual Tulip Festival, where there will be over 13,000 tulips bloomed.
This annual event will take place on two weekends this month, April 17th and April 30th for the 42nd consecutive year. The festival will be held at the West Side Community Garden where beds upon beds of beautiful bright and radiant tulips will be bloomed for all to see. There will be live musical entertainment during the festival. Booths will also be set up throughout the park where The Sagamore residents will have the chance to learn more about tulips including making different types of flower arrangements and gardening education.
For more information about this celebratory spring event, visit the website here.
Another flower show will be taking place this month. The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium will be happening uptown at The Botanical Gardens will be showing until April 17th. The annual show for it’s 13th year will be having a theme of chandeliers. Orchids upon orchids of all different varieties including endangered ones will be shown on hanging baskets and in displays throughout columns. The show will also have a master star shaped chandelier centerpiece that will feature hundreds of orchids.
Classes will also be offered and if you visit on the weekends you can enjoy cocktails and music while viewing the magical different orchid displays. For more information you can visit the event website.
Spring is finally here and all the flowers around New York City are finally starting to take bloom. If you love to see the vast array of colors and arrangements that can be made with these beautiful spring flowers, we have the perfect spring event for you! Macy’s is hosting their annual flower show at their location in Herald Square. Just a short subway ride from the Upper West Side, The Sagamore residents can enjoy this wonderful event until April 3rd.
Each year the show is based off an all around theme with the 2016 show being declared “ America the beautiful”. The show presents displays throughout the first floor of Macy’s and aims at showing appreciation to the different landscapes of the United States. Visitors can gawk at the beautiful displays representing a different area of the country and the type of flowers that can be found there.
The Enchanting Southeast (cordyline, orchids and palm), The Majestic Rockies (birch, ferns and pine), The Midwest Fruited Plains (grass, azaleas and daffodil), The Pacific Northwest Wonderland (ferns, rhododendron, and begonias), The Vast Southwest (agave, yucca, cacti, and succulents) and The Shining Northeast Shores (hydrangea, tulips, and rhododendron) are the main categories you will find this year.
Perhaps one of the most extravagant flower displays is the All American Centerpiece for the show. Tying in perfectly with the theme, the centerpiece is a replica of the Statue of Liberty. While many different garden herbs and plants are used to create this beautiful center attraction tulips, cherry tree and azalea make up the bulk of Lady Liberty.
In addition to the main displays there is also a Bouquet of the day which changes daily. Visitors will also find smaller themed gardens throughout including nespresso garden, dino discovery garden and tropical oasis garden. You can find more information about the displays, opening hours and other details on their website here.