The Bridge of Flowers will not open on April 1 this year and 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’ more, she said, the committee wants to avoid the potential for an influx of visitors that might contribute to the spread of the corona virus 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, will not take place this year.
Notices about the closing of the Bridge and the cancellation of the plant sale are posted on the Bridge of Flowers web site.
Should circumstances warrant re-opening the Bridge in the summer or early fall, information will be made available on the web site and in local press.