Gardening Live


Experience the biggest presentations of the show on the Gardening Live stage! Watch and learn from the top professionals in horticulture as they present on exciting green topics, three times a day.


 Speaker Schedule

Day 1
14 Mar 2018
Day 2
15 Mar 2018
Day 3
16 Mar 2018
Day 4
17 Mar 2018
Day 5
18 Mar 2018

Spring Decor Trends

Refresh your home for spring with our fast, easy and affordable top five tips and tricks. From your front door to living and dining spaces these simple chic designs will...
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Debi Lilly

Making Your Own Bee Houses

Beneficial insects are an integral part of your garden as an ecosystem. Come learn some ways to encourage and assist the kinds of bees that will help keep your garden...
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Karen Taira

Starting Tomato Seeds Indoors

Branch out from the tomato seedlings you buy at the nursery and try growing your own under lights at home. For a reasonable investment you can grow a number of...
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Kristie Webber

Shrubs: How to Make a Drinking Vinegar

Learn how to make the old-fashion beverage called a “shrub” or a drinking vinegar with Nancy Clifton of Chicago Botanic Garden. Using herbs, fruits and vegetables you can create a...
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Nancy Clifton

Best in Blooms – A Tribute to Bobbi Ecker

Hosted by the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, this competition brings together floral designers from around the Chicagoland area to compete for the title of Chicago’s top floral designer!

Bringing the White House Style Home

Using an abundance of fresh, seasonal flowers, this “Gardening Live” demonstration would feature tips and techniques for decorating and entertaining in a casually elegant garden style of flower arranging that...
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Laura Dowling

Sustainability Tour – Easy-care Roses for Busy People

Chris VanCleave & Brian Puckett are passionate about seeing gardeners grow roses sustainably. So much so, this dynamic duo from Helena Alabama not only cultivated a partnership with Texas A...
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Rose Kings

French Garden Tips and Tricks

We are fresh from Paris’ 2018 design show Maison Objet and sharing the hot new European trends for your home and yard. From inside to outside we’ll help layer spring...
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Debi Lilly

Taking the Show Home: Utilizing GrowIt!

Come learn how you can make the most of your time at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show! Chelsey shows you how to dive into the displays at the show...
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