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New York Spring Flower Shows and Festivals

Bloom into spring at these flower, garden, and outdoor festivals.

Macy's Flower Show (New York City)

Macy's Flower Show flower display

Head to New York City's Herald Square for gorgeously bright floral arrangements at the annual Macy's Flower Show. From March 24 through April 7, the exhibition of exotic flowers and plants from around the world will transform Macy’s Herald Square in New York City into a breathtaking floral extravaganza.

Cherry Blossoms at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (New York City)

Cherry Esplanade. Photograph - Antonio M Rosario; Courtesy Brooklyn Botanic Garden

New York City's rite of spring, the cherry blossom trees bloom in Brooklyn Botanic Garden typically from April to mid-May. Celebrate the Japanese tradition of cherishing the cherry blossom season. Stroll under a fragrant canopy of cherry trees in Brooklyn and enjoy a truly sensory experience!

Rochester Lilac Festival (Finger Lakes)

Rochester's Lilac Festival - Photo Courtesy of Rochester's Lilac Festival

One of the largest free festivals of its kind, Rochester's Highland Park hosts 10 consecutive days of its annual Lilac Festival in 2024. The lilacs will be on view to visitors May 10-19 from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden (Greater Niagara)

Buffalo Botanical Garden - spring exhibit

Spring is an amazing time to visit Buffalo's beautiful gardens! Visit the Spring Flower Exhibit, from March 15 - April 15, 2024 (included with admission: $16.50 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $9.00 for kids aged 3-12). Experience the bursting colors of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths as well as a unique art installation, Chromatic Organics. Throughout spring and summer, you'll find exotic horticulture treasures from around the world in bloom, filling the air with incredible aromas and sights!

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival (Greater Niagara)

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival - Photo Courtesy of  Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Buffalo's beloved spring celebration is back for its 11th year at the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park. Join in the seasonal splendor at Buffalo's Cherry Blossom Festival on April 27-28, 2024, featuring cultural displays and activities, food vendors, and live entertainment.

New York Botanical Garden (New York City)


Home to vivid gardens for more than 130 years, visitors can indulge in a series of events including The Orchid Show: Florals in Fashion through April 21, 2024, where you can strike a pose and enjoy a fashion-inspired celebration of all things orchids and fashion.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (Finger Lakes)


Come explore one of the nation's most extensively preserved country estates from the Victorian era. The 50-acre site features beautiful formal and informal gardens, a historic mansion, the Lord & Burnham greenhouse complex, and beautiful views of Canandaigua Lake. Reopens for the season on May 2, 2024.

Albany Tulip Festival (Capital-Saratoga)

Tulips with monument in background

The annual showcase of Albany's Dutch heritage through colorful tulips will take place on May 11-12, 2024, with more events throughout the month. Enjoy musical performances, tulip garden tours, prizes, and more.

Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden Tulip Festival (Long Island)

A blue frame bicycle stands in a field of colorful tulipsp at the Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden Tulip Festival

A little bit of Holland is coming to Long Island! Tiptoe through the tulips, play a round of mini golf, and visit the barnyard animals at this amazing festival featuring 2 MILLION tulips in miles of rainbow rows on a 15-acre family farm. You’ll also find tons of activities for kids, plus live music, and food trucks to enjoy. Also on site is the Long Island Farm Brewery, serving up delicious craft beverages. The festival will run for about 4-5 weeks depending on the weather starting in mid-April.

Mohonk Tulip Festival (Hudson Valley)


Celebrate tulips and the beauty of nature as the natural landscape springs to life at the Mohonk Tulip Festival. From April 29-May 9, 2024, enjoy daily garden and property tours, tai chi in the garden, artwork from local colleges, campfires with live music, demonstrations with Mohonk’s Beverage and Pastry Team, crafts, and specialty teas.



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