Macy’s Flower Show is at the State Street store through Saturday, April 4.

Getting off the elevator on the 9th floor, we encountered a  friendly guide who directed us through the cavernous space to the show. This floor, most of which is normally vacant, has been transformed for the first time into a cheerful wine and light lunch/pastry shop, tempting gift displays, and a breath-taking conservatory.

Look for the bed spring doubling as a flower-pot holder, pond (with non-functioning waterfall), realistic scenes from “Brasil“, and a festive toucan. A docent from the Garfield Conservatory told us that bird alone has 9,000 buds in its bill and took several workers over 4 days to assemble.

We also savored samples of a moist, decadent brownie, and my gardener husband picked out a blooming pink azalea to take home. Enter and enjoy.

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