Garden shows are one way to hurry springtime. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show, set for March 15 through 23, 2014, on Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, offers all sorts of antidotes to winter — from featured gardens to workshops to cooking demonstrations.
This year’s theme (“Do Green, Do Good”) promises display gardens with blooming perennials, annuals, trees and surprises like waterfalls and ponds.
The show also includes educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals on the Gardening Live Stage, cooking demonstrations by top chefs on the Garden Gourmet Stage, children’s programming in the Kid’s Activity Garden, a display by amateur photographers in the Photography Competition, tabletop ideas by interior and floral designers in the Tablescapes Exhibit, a marketplace with more than 100 exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services.
The Chicago Flower and Garden Show (which is said to date back to 1847) is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Choose Chicago, the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Streeterville Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Gateway Green, Urban Alliance and Navy Pier.
(Photo courtesy of Chicago Flower and Garden Show)