Category: Chicago Flower Shows

Chicago Blackhawks Garden at the Chicago Flower Show

Chicago Blackhawks Garden at the Chicago Flower Show
This year’s theme of “The Sport of Gardening” at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is best exemplified by the garden installation by Christy Webber Landscapes, who teamed with the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks organization. Of all the garden displays this year this particular garden is my favorite, and I don’t even follow sports!... Read more »

Chicago Flower Show Preview

Chicago Flower Show Preview
This afternoon the Chicago Flower & Garden Show held a preview before it opens to the public on Saturday morning. I’ll post more pictures and information on this year’s theme of The Sport of Gardening. For now below are just a few pictures from the show and some recommendations for shopping at the flower show... Read more »

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Ticket Discounts

Chicago Flower & Garden Show Ticket Discounts
Update: Chicago Flower & Garden Show Preview. Pictures from the show and tips on attending.  Wondering how to get tickets to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show? You can purchase tickets ahead of time by ordering online or paying at the show. The 2011 Chicago Flower & Garden Show-beginning Saturday, March 5, and running through Sunday,... Read more »
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Free Tickets to Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011

Free Tickets to Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2011
It may not seem like it out there but spring is on the way. The 17th annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show will return to Navy Pier on Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13. This year’s theme is “The Sport of Gardening,” and will highlight some of the top Midwest landscapers, growers and garden... Read more »

"Spring is in the Air" at Macy's on State Street Flower Show

Macy’s “Spring is in the Air”  themed flower show on State Street is sure to lift your spirits. Below a photo gallery of today’s media preview where Da Mayor was in attendance to accept to accept a donation of 24 “Purple Prince” crabapple trees Macy’s and floral partner Green View are donating to the City... Read more »

Garden Hits and Misses at Chicago Flower and Garden Show

Today was the last day of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and the themed concept was a hit, and a miss in some respects. Personally, I’m a big fan of garden themes. A themed garden can be fun, interesting and a good opportunity to teach and engage other people about your garden. Last year... Read more »
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Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Marketplace

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show this year is filled with inspiration for gardeners who like themed gardens, but it also hold some special shopping opportunities for us urban gardeners and people who garden in small spaces and lovers of unusual plants.  The D. Landreth Seed Company: creators the African-American Heritage Collection of vegetable garden seeds has a large... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Ticket Discounts

Chicago Flower and Garden Show   Tickets for adults to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show are $15.00 for adults during the week and 5.00 for children 4-12 years of age. On the weekends the price goes up to $17.00 for adults. You may be able to get a $2 coupon for a discount to... Read more »

Chicago Flower and Garden Show: Speakers

You can avoid the crowds by attending the Chicago Flower and Garden Show after work or in the evenings, it is open until 8PM on weekdays. Here are a few lectures that start at 6:15PM that Chicago and urban gardeners should catch.  Monday, March 8. Mike Nowak. Readings from the shady Side of Gardening. Tuesday,... Read more »
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Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2010: All about the "Drama."

(UPDATE: My recap of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show is here.) The Chicago Flower and Garden Show returns to Chicago’s Navy Pier this weekend with a “Cultivating Great Performances” theme. Theatergoers and kids will delight in the way their favorite shows and books have been interpreted into gardens. Below some photos of today’s media... Read more »