The annual Chicago Flower & Garden Show is back at Navy Pier


The 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, with a theme of “Flowertales: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell,” interprets the unique role flowers, plants, and gardens play in the stories of our lives. The show runs today through Sunday, March 18, at Navy Pier, with extended daily hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Chicago Flower & Garden Show’s own story began in 1847 as a flower and fruit exposition. One of the oldest of its kind in the country, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show was also one of the first consumer shows held at Navy Pier when it first opened to the public in 1916.

Since its earliest days, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show reinvents itself every year to help millions of visitors from all over the country find relaxation, inspiration, education and motivation for enhancing their own outdoor spaces, while cultivating the next generation of gardener.

In addition to two dozen walkable gardens built by the industry’s notable professionals, the revamped Chicago Flower & Garden Show includes daily presentations led by nationally-renowned experts, daily celebrity chef demonstrations in the Garden Gourmet area, daily roll-up-your-sleeves-and-do container Potting Parties and ongoing Stem Studio cut-flower arranging classes. The popular Kids Activity Garden will return, along with the show’s all-new “Get Growing” educational series, featuring interactive how-to performances, workshops and seminars led by regional and national industry experts and authors.

For year-round good-gardening information, show schedules, travel information, individual and group ticket discounts, and more, visit

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