Opening at its usual spot at the Elizabeth Street flagship in Sydney, this year marks the show’s 35th year and it coincides with the store’s recently completed renovation. Celebrating the beginning of spring and the launch of spring/summer ’20 collections, the street level windows, ground floor and Level 7 have been transformed into a botanical paradise, complete with stunning floral arrangements courtesy of long-time David Jones Spring Flower Show collaborator George Low of Seed Flora. Low’s floral artistry for the department store requires 4,000 works hours and 15 florists and horticulturists.
This year’s focus for the annual Flower Show is the humble and often overlooked bee. Bees plays a major role in many industries and the environment – from pollinating cotton used in clothing to producing beeswax used in countless beauty products and candles, as well as creating delicious honey.
This year’s theme is further underscored by the addition of a permanent rooftop apiary at the Elizabeth Street flagship featuring five beehives and around 400,000 bees. The hives will be managed by local company The Urban Beehive and have been populated with NSW rescue bees. Other highlights include Gong Meditations at the Sound Lantern on Level 1 and light therapy treatments at the Dawn Garden on Level 3. To ensure that no one misses out, this year David Jones are catering to those who can’t reach to the Sydney store. They’ll be bringing the Spring Flower Show to the rest of Australia by offering virtual tours from September 7. These tours are complimentary and include exclusive behind-the-scenes content – visit davidjones.com for more info. For all other customers, you can visit the David Jones Spring Flower Show during store trading hours from September 7-20.