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Floral-Inspired Winter Wonderland Comes to Queens Farm

The 16 foot-tall TFE Christmas tree at The Winter Escape (Provided by The Floral Escape)

Dec. 9, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

The Queens Farm museum is now showcasing a floral-inspired winter wonderland.

The museum has partnered with the Floral Escape, a Queens-based company that specializes in creating pop-up floral productions, to bring the colorful new exhibit to the 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy farm.

The new production, called The Winter Escape, opened on Nov. 28 and features 15 large floral installations that include a 16 foot-tall Christmas tree, a gingerbread house, a rose garden filled with candy canes and lollipops, and a 12 foot-tall arch covered in roses.

The Winter Escape follows on from a previous collaboration between the farm and the floral company called The Fall Escape, which focused on colors associated with fall. That exhibit drew more than 25,000 visitors to the farm through October and November, organizers said.

The latest set of installations are inspired by the holiday season and the flowers used in the production are made from silk.

The flowers mostly consist of red, white and pink colors while the Christmas tree, which is in rainbow colors, represents the brand of the Floral Escape, according to Laila Ahmed, co-owner of The Floral Escape.

“We wanted to take your typical holiday feel and put our twist on it with florals and decor,” Ahmed said.

Ahmed said that most holiday season events involve lights and take place at night. She said the Winter Escape is a daytime experience.

“We offer something a little different and felt it would be a great outdoor activity for the winter,” she said.

Ahmed said popular installations with visitors so far have been a vintage Austin FX4 car overflowing with roses while the Gingerbread house and Santa with his throne chair have been a big hit with children.

Vintage car overflowing with flowers at the Winter Escape (Provided by The Floral Escape)

She said the installations make for ideal photographs and she is encouraging people to visit and create their own holiday memories.

Ahmed said the installations cover about 1 1/4 acres of the farm and were crafted by a team of 35 people.

“We want to continue to spread that joy and excitement over flowers,” Ahmed said.

The Winter Escape is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and runs through Jan. 10. The event will be closed on Christmas Day.

Tickets cost $24 each for adults, $15 for children aged 2 to 10 years of age and kids under 2 years of age are free.

The Queens Farm is also selling a wide selection of Christmas trees, wreaths, and poinsettias.

Tickets can be purchased on The Winter Escape website by clicking here.

Gingerbread house (Provided by The Floral Escape)

Santa with his throne chair (Provided by The Floral Escape)

The Candy Cane Rose Garden at the Winter Escape (Provided by The Floral Escape)

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