Discover ways to enhance the beauty within your own backyard when the 2017 Chicago Flower & Garden Show transforms Navy Pier into a colorful showcase for all things floral on Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, March 26.

Inside Festival Hall, the annual expo previews the outdoor season with incredible displays of landscape design, interactive workshops and an extensive marketplace for the newest products and services.



  • 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 20 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. For the first time ever, Chicago Flower and Garden Show is partnering with GrowIt to provide you with FREE information on EVERY plant.


  • 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:
    • Growing Herbs in Containers
    • Seed Saving 101
    • Sharing the Gift of Gardening
    • How to Make Seed Balls


  • Educational Seminars
    Also scheduled each day are free educational seminars, with a bevy of top horticulture experts and professionals sharing insights into topics including:
    • Arthritis in the Garden – How to Lower Chronic Pain without Medicines
    • Designing with Tropicals
    • Landscaping with Roses
    • Magnolias for the Chicago Area
    • Sensory & Enabling Garden – Getting More Out of Your Time in the Garden



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 17, 2017. Proceeds from this A-list event will benefit local greening charities: Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, Pilot Light.

It's springtime's coming out party, so enjoy the food, flowers and FLEUROTICA fashion show with your Evening in Bloom tickets — on sale now!



Individual Chicago Flower & Garden Show tickets are available online, which saves off the box office price, and range from $5-17.

The hours for this year's event are:

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

Get maps, 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

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