Nov. 27, 2012
2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show
-- The flowers may be in hibernation outside, but inside at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show (http://www.chicagoflower.com/)
at Navy Pier, everything will be in full bloom March 9-17. Chicago is home to a premier horticultural community, and Concierge Preferred suggests the Chicago Flower and Garden shows for both industry professionals as well as those who just appreciate gardens, flowers, and plants. This year’s theme is “The Art of Gardening” and the show will feature a number of displays, demonstrations, flower designs, interactive classes, and more by the industry’s leading professionals to bring that theme to life. The show will be held in Navy Pier’s Festival Hall where garden show goers can take part in the entire “Art of Gardening” experience. Tickets can be purchased online (http://www.chicagoflower.com/
for a $2 discounted rate, or at the Navy Pier box office. Regular ticket prices are $17/person to attend weekday shows and $19/person to attend on the weekend
. Discounted group rates are also available for parties of 20 or more. Patrons will also still be able to take advantage of Navy Pier’s special seasonal parking rates.See What Happens When Art and Gardening Combine
There’s something for people of all ages, even the kids, at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Check out these hands-on activities and creative artistic displays that are sure to enthrall both amateurs and professionals:
· Designer Gardens-
Get ideas from 25 different professionally created gardens that combine a variety of plants, flowers, stones, and unique environmental elements. Definitely a “Wow!” feature of the show.
· Flower Marketplace-
Find inspiration, then purchase products for your own garden from more than 100 different garden, landscape, and horticultural vendors.
Learn tips on organic gardening, different planting skills and strategies, fertilizing tips, and more from top gardening and landscape professionals.
· Cooking Demonstrations-
From the garden to the dinner table, learn how top chefs create sumptuous dishes from everything that’s grown in the garden.
· Kid’s Activity Garden-
Kids can get their hands dirty and start an early appreciation for what gardening is all about in this interactive, hands-on activity.
Planting a garden full of exotic flowers and plants is both a fun and scientific hobby, but mostly they’re just plain beautiful to behold! Admire some of the best local photographers’
work of their best flower and garden photos as they compete in the Flower and Garden Show’s annual photography competition. Spring is in Full Bloom at the 2013 Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier
The winter weather may tend to linger well into March, but Concierge Preferred knows that nothing gets Chicago in the mood for spring like the 2013 Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier. Enjoy the botanical surroundings of professionally designed gardens and landscaping while learning more about “The Art of Gardening.” Concierge Preferred is Chicago’s premier site to learn about all of the Windy City’s unique shows, events, and social happenings all year long. When it’s time to hit the town and enjoy Chicago’s culture, always check out Concierge Preferred. (http://www.conciergepreferred.com/