Be inspired this spring with gardening workshops & colorful landscape designs at Navy Pier March 15-23.

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Discover ways to enhance the beauty within your own backyard when the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show transforms Navy Pier into a colorful showcase for all things floral on Saturday, March 15 through Sunday, March 23.

Inside Festival Hall, the annual expo will celebrate this year's theme "Do Green, Do Good" through incredible displays of landscape design, interactive workshops and an extensive marketplace for the newest products and services.

New this year: an exciting chance to meet HGTV's Curb Appeal host John Gidding, making his first-ever Chicago Flower & Garden Show appearance on Thursday and Friday, March 20-21! 


  • Featured Gardens
    From elegant pergolas, stately decks and lush flower beds to tiny herb gardens and dainty birdhouses, you'll be wowed by the creativity on display. Created and designed by acclaimed landscapers and horticultural professionals, more than 25 featured gardens show off the fine art of designing green spaces. Take away ideas that are practical and affordable for your suburban yard or urban retreat, or just be inspired by the fantastical concepts.

  • The Marketplace
    Stock up on all the latest goods and tools for your garden at The Marketplace. More than 100 vendors, including nurseries and landscape architects, will have their products and services on hand for you to peruse. Shop flower pots, perennials, retractable awnings or vertical gardens. And make connections and get quotes for custom planters, water features, paved decks or lawn care.

  • How-to Garden Workshops
    Class is in session! Get hands-on with "How To" garden workshops included with your show admission. The studios right on the floor show are completely interactive, teaching you step-by-step demo topics such as:
    • Pruning basics
    • Mulching techniques
    • Window box herbs
    • Perennial division and soil layering

  • Educational Seminars
    Also scheduled each day are free educational seminars, with a bevy of top horticulture experts and professionals sharing insights into topics including:
    • Gardening for Hummingbirds
    • Edible Spaces in Small Places
    • Vertical Gardens, Inside and Out
    • Rapid Results with Roses
    • Organic Lawn and Garden Care


Get a sneak peek at this year's displays while sipping fine wine and cocktails and enjoying hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment during the Evening in Bloom preview benefit on Friday, March 14. Proceeds from this A-list event will benefit local greening charities: Chicago Gateway Green, Garden Gallery & Studio, Peterson Garde Project, Union League Boys and Girls Club, and Urban Alliance..

It's springtime's coming out party, so get your Evening in Bloom tickets online now!


Individual Chicago Flower & Garden Show tickets are available online, which saves off the box office price, and range from $5-19.

The hours for this year's event are:

  • Thursdays to Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Sundays to Wednesdays: 10 am - 6 pm

Get maps, info on the free trolley, parking options, special offers and more event details — including full seminar schedules, the list of local chefs cooking up at Garden Gourmet and the all-ages fun planned for the Kid's Activity Garden — visit the official website at chicagoflower.com.

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