Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Sunday, March 24, 2019
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.
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:
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.
10am – 8pm Daily
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
Planning to attend this event? Getting to Navy Pier has never been easier. Learn more about our convenient transportation and parking options.