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Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Written By: Jessie White

Despite the wintry cold weather in Chicago, the annual Flower and Garden Show will be this Mar 20 (hopefully bringing nice spring weather with it)! This five-day event will be filled with fun activities and exhibits spanning throughout Navy Pier. With this year’s theme of “Flowertales: The Story Grows On” there’s sure to be some exquisite exhibits! So, let’s dig into the details.

Chicago Flower and Garden Show    

Bring out your green thumb at the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show. From Mar 20 – 24, Navy Pier will be transformed into an indoor garden exhibit for this year’s theme “Flowertales: The Story Grows On”. This event is perfect for families, especially with the JULIE Kids Activity Garden. Here young ones can cultivate a love for gardening and the outdoors. There will be a total of 19 different gardens set up around the show that will display a variety of greenery and flowers. And be sure to listen in on one of the insightful seminars scheduled to learn more about gardening. Tickets for this event are $20 for adults and $5 for kids (4-12) and can be purchased online here.

You Said 19 Gardens?

Yep! And they each have their own design. They will be announcing the descriptions of the gardens soon. Last year’s show displayed garden exhibits like Wonderland, Enchanted Forest and Garden Trilogy. This show grows more and more each year – literally. In addition to the exhibits, there are also three additional interactive gardens. Their How-To Garden (Garden A) is a great way to really dig into gardening through seminars and hands-on experiences. Beginners and pros can both learn some new tips and tricks from the industry’s best professionals. Garden 2 will host the Kid’s Activity Garden complete with interactive activities like a Petting Zoo, Bug and Worms Area and a “Do You Know What’s Below” by Nicor Gas. Garden C is Garden Gourmet, where viewers can watch talented chefs cook live with their favorite garden items.

More About the Seminars

This year there are many phenomenal speakers presenting on some of the top garden tips, news and ideas. If you’re interested in what makes gardens thrive, then you’ll definitely want to listen to Building A Pollinator Habitat and Butterflies & Bees: A Mini-Pollinator Garden In Every Yard. Or if you’re interested in the ways in which your garden can benefit your health, then stop by the Boot Camp for Your Senses or Unusual, Exotic, and Medicinal Herbs seminars. Other interesting seminars include Just Say No to Zombie Soil and The Less Is More Garden. With so many high-quality seminars, you’ll have a green thumb in no time at all!

Stay at Willows Hotel  

Let your love for floriculture bloom as you spend a night or two in Chicago. Consider staying at the breathtaking Willows Hotel. With a beautiful Lakeview neighborhood location, this boutique hotel is conveniently located by Navy Pier. Its amenities and great accommodations offer the perfect place to relax after the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

As one of Chicago’s most popular events, you’ll definitely want to secure your tickets soon and place a reservation at a hotel that will make your trip flourish. And what better place to stay than Willows Hotel? During your stay, embrace the property’s classy charm and relaxing rooms.

DETAILS
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Where: Navy Pier | 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 6061
When: Mar 20 – 24
Admission: $20

WHERE TO STAY
Willows Hotel   
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.
www.willowshotel.com

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