The Bridge will remain closed to the public until further notice.
The Bridge of Flowers Committee reached this decision “with regret,” said committee chair Annette Spzila, but felt that “health considerations are paramount during this time of virulent contagion.” Although the Bridge is an open-air venue, she pointed out, “The path is narrow and therefore does not allow for adequate physical distancing.” What’s more, she said the committee wants to avoid the potential for an influx of visitors that might contribute to the spread of the coronavirus from one area to another.
Although the gates at both entrances will remain closed, the plants on the Bridge and the gardens there will continue to be maintained by head gardener, Carol De Lorenzo, and Assistant Gardener, Elliston Bingham.
The Committee also announced that the popular annual Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020 will not take place this year.
Check back for notices about the closing of the Bridge and the cancellation of the plant sale. Should circumstances warrant reopening the Bridge in the summer or early fall, information will be made available here and in local press.
The Bridge of Flowers remains closed to the public due to the pandemic.
Although the state has issued guidelines for botanic gardens to reopen in Phase III, we lack the required space and staff to meet those guidelines and to ensure the safety of visitors and residents alike.
Any change in the status of the Bridge will be posted on this website.