Chicagoans are a hardy bunch, to be sure. But January with its subzero temperatures, short days, snow, sleet and freezing rain can make anyone long for the sight of green blades of grass, blooming tulips and fragrant roses. We’ve got an event that will undoubtedly put a spring in your step. The season makes an early and welcome debut at the annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s. The event blooms March 14-22, 2015 at Navy Pier.
In addition to the nearly two dozen featured gardens – which include stunning displays from garden builders new to the show in 2015 – and a spectacular new rose garden, visitors to Navy Pier can roll up their sleeves and get a jump on gardening season by taking part in various DIY sessions. Other activities include daily seminars, how-to presentations and gourmet cooking demonstrations on the Garden Gourmet stage. Kids can get in on the interactive fun, too through an expanded Kids’ Activity Garden. There will be programs and features that keep children entertained while simultaneously teaching them about plant care and inspiring an appreciation for gardening and sustainability. With a theme of “Do Green. Do Good.”, the 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a lot to DO as well as to see. Get another jump on spring with an early bird discount: purchase tickets online before March 14 and receive $2 off the box office price. Learn more at www.chicagoflower.com.