We’re Open: Winter Escape at the Queens County Farm Museum

The seeds for the outdoor pop-up museum were sown when the pandemic hit in March.

News 12 Staff

Jan 27, 2021, 1:20 PM

Updated 1,172 days ago

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The pandemic inspired a floral designer from Floral Park to grow new roots for her business.
Winter on Long Island can be a little grey, but if you know where to look, you can find a rainbow of colors. People can walk around and view exhibits at the Winter Escape at the Queens County Farm Museum.
The seeds for the outdoor pop-up museum were sown when the pandemic hit in March. That's when Laila Ahmed, a floral designer, found her business sidelined by the lockdown.
“We were left with our creative juices just put on pause, and one day we were brainstorming, well what can we possibly do to pivot, what can we do to bring this world of florals and design to a greater community, and that's how the Floral Escape was born,” says Ahmed, Floral Escape co-founder.
There are more than 25,000 flowers adorning 15 installations for visitors to explore.
From a gingerbread house to a vintage car and a beary cute rose-covered arch, there's an Instagram-worthy backdrop that clicks with everyone.
The floral fantasyland is a fun, happy place for TikTok fans, too. Ahmed says plans are in the works for a new floral theme.


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