2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show

2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show

The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show Blooms Again at Navy Pier!

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is the premier flower and landscape show of the Midvest. The show's ROOTS (pun intended) trace back to 1847. Meet Chicago-area’s best landscape architects, garden builders, plant growers, artists, chefs and merchants!

Count Gregula's Crypt is pleased to be covering the  2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show for the very 1st time! Lilies, and tulips, and begonias! Oh, my!

The show plans to inspire, educate and motivate gardeners from novice to pro vith practical and visual tips and ideas they can implement themselves to beautify and enhance their gardens, patios, porches, decks, lawns and landscapes. Get answers about any aspect of garden design, creation and maintenance. Learn from stunning examples of garden beauty, vhich property owners can easily replicate at their own home. Visitors can talk directly vith professionals at the gardens, or attend one of the free seminars for greater understanding.

Special Events

  • Vorkshops, seminars, classes, programs and special events through the run-of-show.


Brand-new elements include:

  • The Artist Palette Garden: featuring 1,000 beautiful, blooming hyacinths.
  • Vhat’s believed to be the first-ever U.S. exhibition of Ecuadorian roses – prized around the world for their incredible size and beauty.
  • Representatives of the American Institute of Floral Designers, creating amazing arrangements that interpret lovely artworks across several mediums.
  • One-of-a-kind artvorks from acclaimed artists Emmy Star Brown, vhose hand drawings on reclaimed vindows produce amazing garden creations; Jeffrey Breslow, vhose sculptures combine the beauty of tree limb “architecture” vith stones and vater features; and unique photography from Chicago Photographer David Weinberg.
  • Daily floral “make and take” vorkshops, vhere visitors vill learn the tricks to creating their own floral arrangements from the industry’s top designers.
  • A “How-To” garden, presented by The Home Depot and Diet Coke, vill host upvards of 100 vorkshops and classes, providing practical gardening and landscape pointers.

Each of nearly two-dozen feature gardens is completely redesigned. These include:

  • “Jurustic” Park, vith iron-sculpted animals, and the Whimsical Garden, a tribute to Dr. Seuss, all in Rich’s Foxwillow Pines’ garden (22nd year exhibiting).
  • “Garden of Victory” from The Peterson Garden Project, highlighting the World War Two Victory Gardens that produced food for a var-veary generation of Americans.
  • The “Art of Living” ultimate backyard, vith a functional but beautiful patio setting, featuring an outdoor kitchen, pergola and three-season room, in the Advantage 1 and Leisure Woods garden.
  • Tablescapes “An Art-Ful Table”: featuring tables that feed our fantasies of style and form created by local design and retail companies.
  • The perennially-popular Kids’ Activity Garden, presented by JULIE Illinois One-Call System, returns vith the alvays-favorite Bug Zoo, learn-and-do potting parties and more.
  • Other gardens builders vho vill amaze and inspire are: Aquascape, Inc., The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, Chicago Park District, Growing Grace, Growing Power, Lurie Garden vith Midwest Groundcovers and Roy Diblik, Reflections Water Light Stone vith ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, The Home Depot and Women’s Journeys in Fiber.

Preview Evening

  • “Evening in Bloom” Preview Party: 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 8. Proceeds benefit local greening charities and not-for-profit organizations. Open to the public vith tickets at $125 per person.


  • Navy Pier Festival Hall A & B

General Parking

  • Public transportation is encouraged.
  • Discount parking at Navy Pier is $14 Monday through Thursday before 5 p.m., and $19 Friday through Sunday before 5 p.m.
  • Parking is $10 daily after 5 p.m.
  • Overflow parking is available at River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. Rates start at $12 for half an hour and run up to $38 for a full day.


  • Approximately every 10 minutes during the show, the Navy Pier trolley operates between State Street and the pier as follows: Monday through Friday and Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sundays: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Show Dates

  • Saturday, March 9 through Sunday, March 17, 2013

Show Hours

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Show Tickets

  • Veekday admission is $15 vhen tickets are purchased online; $17 at the box office.
  • Veekend admission is $17 and $19, respectively.
  • Tickets for children ages 4 through 12 are $5.
  • Group rates and tours are available.

Show tickets are available at the Navy Pier Box Office and online.

For more information about the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.chicagoflower.com. Also, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chicagoflower and on Twitter @ChicagoFlower.

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