“The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra la, afford visitors to the World’s Fair of 1940 in New York a rare glimpse of Nature in her most glowing mood. The beautiful entrance (above) to the Gardens on Parade exhibit is a typical sample of the magnificent horticultural displays on view on the other side of the portals. The greatest outdoor floral spectacle ever seen. Gardens on Parade consists of some 50 outdoor gardens near the British and Italian Pavilions at the big exposition on Flushing Meadow.”
Gardens on Parade was an exhibit at the New York World’s Fair in both 1939 and 1940. One of the subsections of the exhibit was Roses on Parade, designed by a Columbia professor. It featured 8,000 roses from 18 countries in that section alone!