Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
In the sequel to “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell”, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show returns in 2019 with “FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On!” and includes an expanded show with more than 700 plant varieties including roses, hydrangea, tulips, hyacinth, azaleas, veggies and more, a new plant variety display will be presented by the National Garden Bureau — PLUS an all-new floorplan designed by the IL Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects!
Local landscape designers, builders and suppliers will create realistic solutions within feature landscapes and garden vignette displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards or balconies. Creators will interpret the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday, March 20 through Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Festival Halls A & B at Navy Pier.
In addition to the inspiring landscapes and garden vignettes, the show features:
On June 16, 1847, the CHS held its first Exhibition of Fruits and Flowers, where it showcased ornamental plants and displays of prized fruits and flowers. The exposition was a surprise hit. Enthusiastically received by both tradesmen and the general public, the success of this event established the growing role of horticulture in the city’s footprint—a role that continues to flourish to this day.
The show has since evolved. From decade to decade it has moved venues, grown in size and expanded its list of attractions. Today the show welcomes more than 40,000 attendees to the Festival Halls in Navy Pier, where they can experience every facet of horticulture. While visiting, attendees can walk through life-sized gardens, participate in DIY workshops, learn from educational seminars, enjoy garden-to-table cooking presentations and more. Through the decades of the show’s experience, its legacy remains the same: it continues to capture the hearts of thousands year after year.
Since 2011, the annual event has been produced by Flower Show Productions, which includes the visionary leadership of owner and director Tony Abruscato. Through his commitment and the dedication of sponsors and supporters, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is encouraging new generations to get involved and be inspired by gardening.
Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.