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

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 your own green haven at home?

Chicago Flower and Garden Show events

Presented by Mariano’s, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show will include many exhibits, workshops, and seminars designed to educate and motivate gardeners of all skill levels. From table pieces to landscaping ideas, the show will have it all and is fun for the whole family!

Before the show officially opens to the public, you are invited to come kick things off at the 2014 Evening in Bloom preview event and benefit dinner the evening of March 14! In addition to a leisurely first look at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, tickets include food from notable Chicago restaurants as well as dessert and wine, with all proceeds benefitting five local charities. Buy your tickets online today.

Then, beginning March 15 and running through March 23, the show will be in full bloom and packed full of great events each day! Here’s a rundown of some of the inspirational displays, seminars, and activities you can look forward to when you visit.

Garden Gourmet
One of the greatest benefits to having a garden is the ability to harvest your own fresh, healthy, and delicious food! If living green and eating well is important to you, then be sure to attend a Garden Gourmet live demonstration where one of several top Chicago-area chefs will share their expertise on creating amazing dishes from fresh, home-grown ingredients.

Kids’ Activity Garden

Pass your green thumb on to your little ones at the Kids’ Activity Garden! Activities such as container gardening, an interactive bug exhibit, garden-themed crafts, and more will help keep kids occupied and start instilling an appreciation for nature at a young age.

Potting Parties

Get hands-on and plant a potted masterpiece to take home with you at one of the many popular Potting Parties held daily! Get tips from industry experts on creating the perfect flower arrangement or container garden.

Art of Floral Exhibit

Flowers are some of Mother Nature’s finest masterpieces, and in the Art of Floral exhibit, they become the medium for amazingly imaginative works of art. Enjoy interpretive pieces from 12 different designers in this inspiring exhibition.

That’s not all we have planned! There will also be Feature Gardens and Tablescapes to admire, the Marketplace to peruse, Educational Seminars and Interactive Workshops to attend, and a Cake Decorating Competition to enjoy.

With all the knowledge you’ll receive at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, you’re sure to turn the neighborhood green with envy over your garden this spring! Buy your tickets online today!


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