Fifth Avenue is full of gorgeous blossoms right now


Ten massive “rivers” of flowers—made up of nearly 1,000 planted grow bags, 7,000 flowers and 17,000 gallons of soil—have taken over Fifth Avenue.

It’s all part of a walkable flower installation in celebration of the arrival of spring and Mother’s Day (which is Sunday) called “Fifth Avenue Blooms.” 

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Floral designer Sachi Rose has essentially painted the avenue in blossoms from 47th to 59th streets. Each block features a different color palette to form a pastel ombre effect.

Fifth Avenue Blooms Mother's Day Installation
Photograph: Michael Loccisano

The installation is free and easy to see—just turn up to Fifth Avenue starting at 47th Street between now and May 14. Document your beautiful findings on social media by tagging #FifthAvenueBlooms, too.

The Fifth Avenue Association will also be encouraging pedestrians to make a donation of their choosing to Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother.

Once the installation finishes up on the 14th, all the flowers will be donated to Newark Downtown District where they can be enjoyed for the remainder of the summer season. 

Already, New Yorkers are capturing the blooms for social media:

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