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On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 5, 2014

By: Tony Abruscato, director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show  We’ve had a few wet summer weeks in Chicago, which have really given our growing season a boost. Water is critical to every form of life in our gardens and on the planet, and the lack of a consistent water source can be devastating. […]

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Taking Root in Chicago's Communities

Taking Root in Chicago's Communities

August 4, 2014

by Tony Abruscato, Director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show What is your garden yielding for you this month? Besides cut flowers, savory herbs and delicious, fresh fruits and veggies, it may be stirring up memories of your cultural heritage and helping your family connect with nature. I recently met with Ben Helphand, executive […]

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Good Growing!

Good Growing!

June 20, 2014

By: Tony Abruscato, director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show  Chicago is my kind of town and, like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s, it never sleeps. Chicagoland is a four-season wonder filled with hustle and bustle, diversity, and color. From our gorgeous lakefront with spectacular urban views, to our rolling […]

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Spring Ahead at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show; Now Through March 23!

Spring Ahead at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show; Now Through March 23!

March 19, 2014

Through Sunday, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, will be inspiring, educating and motivating gardeners of all abilities to “Do Green. Do Good.” From kids digging the creepy-crawly bug zoo and make-and-take workshops, to gourmets learning to cook more sustainably with healthy, fresh produce, spring is getting a long-overdue, warm welcome on […]

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Opening this Weekend…the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Opening this Weekend…the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

March 12, 2014

Whether you’re listening in on a presenter, meeting one of the nation’s best chefs or passing along your passion to the next generation of gardener, you’ll get inspired, educated and motivated at the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. This fresh, new show – “Do Green. […]

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More than Buds and Bulbs at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

More than Buds and Bulbs at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show

March 11, 2014

No more waiting for Mother Nature; we’re bringing spring in early with the Chicago Flower and Garden Show coming to Navy Pier March 15 – 23! What better way to thaw out after a long and brutal winter than by taking in fantastic floral sights and scents here at the Pier while gaining inspiration for […]

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Shop the Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Shop the Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

March 6, 2014

Looking for cool tools to help your garden grow? Great gifts for your favorite gourmet? Nifty gadgets for little green thumbs? You’ll find 100 exhibitors offering the latest “Do Green. Do Good.” eco-friendly products in the 2014 Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. Mariano’s […]

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Flower & Garden Show Cruise

Flower & Garden Show Cruise

March 3, 2014

Spring: The time of pastel colors, sunshine, and those beautiful flowers! If you are a gardener, a flower fanatic, or just like the sights and scents, then we definitely have the right plans for you this March. If you haven’t heard yet, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s is coming to Navy […]

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Have a Bloomin’ Great Time at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Have a Bloomin’ Great Time at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

February 27, 2014

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s will be putting the “petal to the metal” on its opening day – Saturday, March 15 – as host to the North Central Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Bobbi Cup competition. Held in honor of Chicago’s own Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford, this annual live design […]

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Host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal” at Chicago Flower & Garden Show

February 20, 2014

Could your home’s street-side appearance use a little curb appeal? John Gidding – architect, designer and host of HGTV’s popular do-it-yourself programs “Curb Appeal” and “Curb Appeal: The Block” – can help you take your home’s public appearance from ho-hum to sexy, during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, at Navy Pier. […]

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Plan a Day of Family Fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Plan a Day of Family Fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

February 13, 2014

A perfect fit for green thumbs of all sizes, your entire family can ditch its cabin fever and dig into fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23 at Navy Pier. The stroller-friendly show will have kids of all ages blooming with curiosity. From the vibrant and whimsical display gardens […]

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Celebrate Spring at Evening in Bloom!

Celebrate Spring at Evening in Bloom!

February 6, 2014

Ready to give spring a kick start? Be one of the very first to experience the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show in full bloom, the evening before doors open to the public! Get your tickets today for Evening in Bloom – the show’s memorable preview benefit hosted at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, Friday, March […]

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A Glorious Day for Group-ies at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

A Glorious Day for Group-ies at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

January 30, 2014

Looking for an unforgettable way to spend the day with your friends, family, scout troop, garden group or book club? The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s runs from March 15-23 in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall and is sure to wow garden lovers of all ages. Turn your thumb green with how-to’s and […]

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Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

March 18, 2013

Here are just a few of the lovely photos we took at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! It was another terrific run– if you missed it again this year, you’ll just have to come out next year!

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It's the final weekend for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

It's the final weekend for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

March 15, 2013

It’s cold outside. But just snap your fingers and spring will appear, here at Navy Pier! We’ll green up your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s magnificent display gardens, full line-up of sensational seminar speakers and delicious “Garden Gourmet” cooking demonstrations. “The Art of Gardening” is a veritable crayon box […]

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Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

Navy Pier’s in Full Bloom!

March 13, 2013

Spring is enjoying the most magnificent welcome at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, now through March 17 at Navy Pier! “The Art of Gardening” brings to life the beautiful connections between fine art, fresh flora,l and great gardens. This is gardening Chicago-style, so look for more raised beds, vertical plantings, and insightful ideas for […]

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Learn from the Pros at “The Art of Gardening”

Learn from the Pros at “The Art of Gardening”

March 12, 2013

Today through Sunday, you can channel your inner Renoir at the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. Among the many stunning highlights is “The Art of Floral,” an interpretive gallery exhibition where members of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) North Central Chapter honor the natural, and often romantic, affinity between […]

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Think Green!

Think Green!

March 8, 2013

Turn your thumb green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a visit to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier! On Saturday, March 16, jig your way over from the downtown parade on the free trolley from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier for some petal-packed St. Patty’s fun. At the show, Mariano’s Fresh […]

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The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show | Navy Pier

March 6, 2013

Whoever coined the term “April showers bring May flowers,” never heard of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. Why wait until May to see flowers when they’re blooming right here at the Pier in early March!? Between March 9 and March 17, Navy Pier will open its doors to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show […]

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Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

March 4, 2013

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be blooming with more opportunities for education, inspiration, and motivation than ever before! “The Art of Gardening” will showcase a stunning palette to color all senses, plus offer more guidance with experts, demos, and hands-on workshops – everything you need to get outdoors and enhance your […]

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