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Mar

25 Reasons to Come to the Show

Imagine a day filled with spring scents, bright blossoming colors and backyard patios brimming with friends. Sounds lovely doesn’t it? Well, you don’t have to wait until May to enjoy the warmth of spring! It will be here March 14-22 at the 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Yes, we are only days away from show start. That not only means you have something exciting to look forward to—it means you have a reason to get out of the snow!

Tulip Garden Rich's Foxwillow PinesWhether you’re looking for inspiration in your own space or simply in need of a greener scene, the 2015 show will be home to 21 featured gardens, 1 garden vignette and 3 activity gardens…giving you 25 different reasons to visit us at Navy Pier this March. There you can gain advice from the builders, be motivated with new ideas and take home the tools to get you started.

Backyard InspirationHere is the lineup of gardens and their builders:

Garden 1: Que la Fête Commence by City Escape

Garden 2: A Piece of Ireland by Cotswold Gardens Ltd

Garden 3: Art of Floral: Rebirth by the North Central Chapter of AIFD

Garden 4: 811 N. Greenline Parkway – Natural Gas Safety Garden by Christy Webber Landscapes

Garden 5: Water for All the Senses by Aquascape Inc.

Garden 6: Santuario de la Monarca (Monarch Sanctuary) by Premier Service

Garden 7: Tiny House, Big (Little) Garden! by Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

Garden 8: Garden of Weeping Wonder by Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, Inc.

Garden 9: Hyacinth Lounge by First Choice Landscaping

Garden 10: Tablescapes: Reduce, Reuse, Inspire by various Chicago designers and event planners

Garden 11: Tulip Splendor by Four Oaks Landscape

Garden 12: Photo Competition featuring entries from photographers across the nation

Garden 13: Miniature Rose Garden by Atrium Landscape

Garden 14: The Gardens of Mackinac by Barnwell Landscape & Garden Services

Garden 15: Masks: Disguise • Expose • Celebrate by Atrium Landscape

Garden 16: Outdoor Paradise by Eurobrick, Inc.

Garden 17: The Magic of Gardening by Leisure Woods Inc. and Hocus Pocus Groundcovers

Garden 18: Embrace Your Space by Lurvey Landscape Supply & Garden Center

Garden 19: Serenity in the City: Growing Green for the Body and Soul by Ted’s Greenhouse

Garden 20: Window Box Competition by The ABL Group and The Garden Clubs of Illinois

Garden 21: A Classic Rose Garden by American Gardens, Inc.

Garden Vignette: Gardening with a Purpose by Lurvey Landscape Supply & Garden Center

ACTIVITY GARDENS

How-to Garden by ValleyCrest
Visit for Potting Parties, Stem Studio classes, how-to presentations and more!

Kids’ Activity Garden by First Choice Landscaping
Visit for Potting Parties, “Did you know?” presentations, bug & worm activities, arts & crafts and more!

Garden Gourmet by Lawncare Plus Design
Visit for daily culinary demonstrations from Chicago’s top chefs and restaurants

Chicago High School for Agricultural SciencesAquascapeAquascapeLearn more about all our gardens by visiting http://www.chicagoflower.com/featured-garden.php. All our featured garden spaces are life-sized and filled with living plants. You can often find the builder present, making it easy to ask questions, discuss and learn tips.

We hope that by visiting the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, you’ll leave educated, motivated and inspired with the endless possibilities of “Do Green. Do Good.”

So dust off your gardening tools and prep your green space. Spring is coming!

Purchase your tickets before March 14 and save $2 off box office prices. BUY TICKETS NOW!

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