Dubbed “Spring Is in the Air,” the new “flower experience” has arrived at the Edina shopping center for two weeks with a series of displays and vignettes appearing in several locations on Galleria’s main floor as well as its lower level, including its newly completed wing. Many of the displays will be floor-to-ceiling sights, incorporating hanging arrangements and other raised installations.
The floral arrangements nod to the Galleria’s reputation for upscale fashion and home goods. “Think elegance with a hint of couture,” says Galleria general manager, Wendy Eisenberg. Galleria’s mix of upscale retailers will also nod to the installations with displays showcasing vibrant floral fabrics in fashion and home.
The gardens include hyacinths, tulips, and other springtime favorites, all being specially prepared to bloom early by Bachman’s. “We are already working on coaxing an early blooming schedule for a range of spring floral favorites,” says Dale Bachman, chairman of the board of Bachman’s and a fourth-generation member of the family-owned business.
If the exhibition sounds familiar, it should be—for decades, Bachman’s constructed its annual flower show on the eighth floor auditorium of Macy’s downtown Minneapolis flagship store until it closed in 2016. The downtown Minneapolis flower show tradition began in 1960 when the building was owned and operated by Dayton’s. It continued under Marshall Field’s ownership and later Macy’s. Each year, the show took on a different theme, such as classical art, technology, secret gardens, and Brazilian rainforests. About 65,000 winter-weary Minnesotans attended each year’s show, seeking respite from the chilly late-March weather—and after this year’s frigid Minnesota winter, it’s likely they will make the pilgrimage to Galleria as well.
On view through April 8 during mall hours @ Galleria, 69th St. & France Ave., Edina, galleriaedina.com