NYC celebrates the start of Spring with flower report

This is a royalty free stock color photograph of a path covered with pink cherry blossoms in Central Park at dusk during springtime in New York City, USA.

The Governor of New York, Kathy Hochul today celebrated the start of spring with the launch of the New York Blooms Report, a weekly report to help New Yorkers identify the best places to see roses, lilacs, tulips, cherry blossoms, and magnolias at more than 30 partner attractions across New York State.

The reports, managed by I LOVE NY and designed to encourage and help travellers plan a spring getaway, feature on-site information from staff at a variety of botanical and public gardens, farms, State Parks and historic sites across New York.

The first report is online now, and reports will be updated every Wednesday afternoon through June, exclusively HERE. Governor Hochul’s announcement marks the start of spring tourism in New York and builds on the Governor’s commitment to supporting New York’s $123 billion (around AUD $188b) tourism industry.

“Spring is an exciting time in New York as the temperatures get warmer, the birds return from their winter migration, and the flowers bud and bloom in both our own gardens and in the many parks and botanical gardens throughout the state,” Governor Hochul said.

“I encourage residents and visitors to stop and smell the roses – and a host of other flowers— while also discovering all that our parks, farms, historic sites and gardens have to offer.”

“The new New York Blooms Reports will be compiled weekly using the on-location field observations from the arborists, gardeners and caretakers at over 30 sites throughout the state’s 11 vacation regions.

“The reports track the stages of bloom for each of this year’s five selected blooms, ranging from “no activity yet” to “full bloom” to “past peak/done blooming.”

Partner sites will also share photos to be featured in the report, and information about any unique or exciting flowers in their given locations.

Empire State development president, CEO and commissioner Hope Knight said, “The new Blooms Report is I LOVE NY’s latest offering to help New Yorkers and travelers plan a spring getaway to explore the state.”

“Tourism supports local jobs and businesses, which generate and help to sustain regional economic growth.

“Spring is the perfect opportunity to visit different parts of the state to enjoy the floral offerings and seasonal festivals, and experience firsthand the communities that make New York a diverse and unique destination.

In 2024, New York State Parks is celebrating its Centennial, and visitors are encouraged to take in the Centennial Challenge. The challenge includes a list of 100 activities to get outdoors and discover state parks.

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