Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago

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Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago

In the midst of one of the harshest winters on record, the Windy City offered a fresh breath of spring air to thousands of flower lovers and gardening veterans and families of all ages with the return of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show last March. Attendees gathered at the Navy Pier to enjoy the five-day event that featured 23 life-size gardens, seminars, DIY workshops and a bustling marketplace.

In addition to the captivating landscapes and garden displays, the generous assortment of show features included the Wedding Expo and Evening in Bloom, a floral design competition, a tablescapes exhibit, The Home & Garden Marketplace, The Get Growing Education Series, Garden Gourmet Stage, Kids’ Activity Garden and much more.

Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago

Another exciting new treat for this year was the presence of a celebrity guest – Laura Dowling. The former chief floral designer at the White House during the Obama administration held a seminar entitled “Flower Inspiration in the White House Style,” that showcased her favorite projects, including some of the special floral pieces she’s created. Her “Bringing the White House Style Home” demonstration featured additional tips and techniques for decorating and entertaining in her own casually elegant signature style. She discussed how to coordinate flowers with interior décor to create the most impact and provided simple guidelines for creating beautiful spring table settings. A groundbreaking highlight of the show this year was “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden has a Story to Tell.” For this program, the creators of the show’s 23 gardens interpreted the unique role that flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of people’s lives and literature.

As always, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show was an educational floral experience for visitors of all ages and areas of expertise. For those interested in attending next year, it’s scheduled for March 13-17. Visit chicagoflower.com.

Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago
Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago
Flower Show Brings Spring to Chicago