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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chicago Flower & Garden Show: Flowertales

Navy Pier is proud to host the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. 

The Second City. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. Whatever the name or title, Chicago is much more than a headline or destination. It’s the melting pot of the Midwest and where the Ferris wheel took its first spin. A place where skyscrapers make the view, improv shows reign and hotdogs are served ketchup-less. If you haven’t caught our drift, we’re saying that Chicago is unlike any other.

“FLOWERTALES: The Story Grows On,” has the creators of Chicago Flower & Garden Show gardens interpreting the unique role of flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives and literature, from Wednesday March 20th through Sunday, March 24th at Navy Pier.

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Show Features

At the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, 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:

  • The Get Growing Education Series – A continued focus on educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals – Including the very popular POTTING PARTY the container garden make & take workshop — sign up when you arrive 4-workshops daily
  • Garden Gourmet Stage – Culinary demonstrations by top Chefs
  • Kids Activity Garden – FREE Hands-on fun and learning for future gardeners – plus a live butterfly exhibit and animals from the Racine Zoo
  • Horticulture Photography Competition – A judged exhibit by more than 150 amateur photographers
  • Tablescapes Exhibit – Cutting-edge ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers
  • The Home & Garden Marketplace – A shopper’s paradise with exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services
  • Regional Cake Decorating Competition – The region’s top bakers will compete and design awe-inspiring cakes – Sunday, March 24
  • Evening in Bloom – a charity VIP preview event that provides a sneak peek of the Flower & Garden Show prior to opening to the public. Flowers, Food & Fashion! Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Tickets available soon!

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Plan Your Visit


10am – 8pm Daily

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Tickets are on sale now at chicagoflower.com.  

Adult Anytime: $20
Includes single-day admission (Wednesday-Sunday)

Spring Fling: $10
Includes single-evening admission March 20-23 (4-8 pm)

Child Anytime: $5
Includes single-day admission for ages 4-12


Book group tickets for parties of 15 or more at grouptix.net, or call 773.327.3778.

Getting Here & Parking

Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.