The streets are clear of snow, the temperatures are reaching into the 60s, and the sun is out longer, but the only real sign needed that spring is here is the the Antiques Garden and Design Show.
The show used to be known as the Antiques and Garden Fair but has added the design element this year. With over 70 exhibitors from the U.S. and abroad, the Antiques Garden and Design Show will not only bring your spirit back to life but you might find some items that will bring your home back to life. The fair is perfect for the collector in search for the most precious artworks to the casual gardener or visitor who just wants to take in the beauty and possibly find that piece of botanical art that is missing from their garden.
The Esplanade and Searle and Runnells Courtyards of the Regenstein Center will be covered in tents filled with beautiful classical and contemporary furnishings, jewelry, and art. This year the Krasberg Rose Garden wil be transformed into a horticulture tent filled with tabletop topiaries, potted succulents, gardening resources, outdoor furniture, and more.
Along with the 21,600 square feet of spring, take advantage and learn great tips during lectures like the one with “The Prince of Chintz” himself, Mario Buatta, who is known for his English country-house style and counts Barbara Walters, Malcolm Forbes, Mariah Carey, and the Blair House as clients.
The Antiques Garden and Design Show runs April 17 – 19 at the Chicago Botanic Garden located at 1000 Lake Cook Rd. in Glencoe, IL. For tickets and more information visit chicagobotanic.org/antiques.