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New York Spring Flower Shows and Festivals

New York is in full bloom! Celebrate spring at these flower, garden, and outdoor festivals.

Macy's Flower Show (New York City)

Head to New York City's Herald Square for gorgeously bright floral arrangements at the annual Macy's Flower Show. From March 27 through April 10, 2022, 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)

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!

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Garden (Greater Niagara)

Spring is an amazing time to visit Buffalo's beautiful gardens! Upcoming events include a One-Stop, Mom-Shop, May 7, 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm ($14 for adults, $12.50 for seniors, and $7.50 for kids aged 3-12). Throughout spring and summer, you'll find exotic horticulture treasures from around the world in bloom, filling the air with incredible aromas and sights to behold! 

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park (Finger Lakes)

This historic mansion and garden reopen for the season on April 29, 2022. 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.

New York Botanical Garden (New York City)

Home to vivid gardens for more than 125 years, visitors can indulge in a series of events including The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham's Kaleidoscope from February 26 through May 1, 2022, where you can take in dazzling floral creations by famed designer Jeff Leatham, the artic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris.

Washington Park tulips and King Memorial Fountain

Albany Tulip Festival (Capital-Saratoga)

The annual showcase of Albany's Dutch heritage through colorful tulips will take place on May 7-8, 2022, with events happening throughout the month. The Tulip Festival will be a celebration featuring musical performances, tulip garden tours, prizes, up to 100 artisans selling handmade crafts, and more.

Rochester Lilac Festival (Finger Lakes)

One of the largest free festivals of its kind, Rochester's Highland Park hosts three weekends of its annual Lilac Festival in 2022. The lilacs will be on view to visitors May 6-8, May 12-15, and May 19-22 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Remember to social distance and wear a mask as required by state guidelines. Call ahead and check websites and social media to make sure attractions are open and available. Most events and attractions require advanced tickets or reservations.

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