Remember Dayton’s delightful spring flower show in the store’s eighth-floor auditorium? Which then became Macy’s? After 2017, the show was cancelled. But then, the Galleria Edina, in collaboration with Bachman’s, reinvented the floral extravaganza and brought it back to life, recalls Wendy Eisenberg, General Manager at Galleria Edina. “We worked closely with the City of Edina and with Bachman’s to commit to a long-term investment in the floral show, which has paid off in so many ways. People absolutely love it!”
Now in its fourth year, the annual “Floral Experience has turned into a much-anticipated antidote to cabin fever for regular shoppers, special visitors and our family of stores,” Eisenberg says. “It’s our gift to the Twin Cities—and after four years, it’s now a definite tradition—providing a bit of early spring when everyone is craving that lushness, beauty, and color.”
This year’s theme is “World of Wonder,” designed by landscape architect Bryan Kramer. The show includes more than 20 gardens with over 100 species of trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, and bulbs. The theme and gardens are also interwoven with surprising and whimsical elements. “Our surprises this year include different elements you’d find in a forest garden, like toadstools, mushrooms, or enchanted animals,” Eisenberg says. “Children are invited to explore; and we’ll be giving them magnifying glasses for discovering in the fairy lands throughout the show.”
The show is free and can be entered via any of the 12 Galleria Edina entrances. Complimentary valet parking is also available each day at the east entrance near CŌV Restaurant. Ushers are available to provide maps for self-guided tours. “It’s a great place for photo ops and for making memories,” Eisenberg says. “Our retailers tie in with window displays, and our restaurants have special lunch and dinner menus and drinks. It’s an all-encompassing experience.” The show opens Sunday, March 26, and runs through Easter Sunday, April 9.