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Get Inspired, Educated and Motivated With Our Seminar Speakers

For decades, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show has been considered a welcome sign of spring after another arduous Midwestern winter. The show is a breath of fresh-smelling air, with gardens galore and great new ideas. Though the flowers and gardens are the eponymous stars of the show, we love participating in the exchange of ideas with our educational seminars, including speakers who inspire, educate and motivate our show-goers.

This year, we are so pleased to have more than 40 top horticultural experts and professionals from academia, business and garden centers to share their tips, tricks and knowledge with our guests. This year’s show theme is Do Green. Do Good., and a number of the topics will be related to sustainability, as well as other topics like landscaping, annuals and perennials, planting techniques, organic gardening and more.

We’ve featured a number of this year’s speakers on our blog, including Jan Riggenbach, Cheryl Munoz, Scott Mehaffey, Melinda Myers and LaManda Joy. Seminars run daily and are free with show admission. Visit our educational seminars page for topics and times, and start planning your day (or days!) at the show!


HGTV’s John Gidding. Courtesy Photo.

We’ll also be welcoming John Gidding, host of HGTV’s popular DIY programs “Curb Appeal” and “Curb Appeal: The Block,” to share tips on how to make your home’s public appearance stand out from the rest with front doors, welcome mats and more.He will be presenting and answering audience questions at noon and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 20 and again at noon on Friday, March 21.

We’re three weeks away from Chicago’s official gateway to spring, get your tickets online now and save $2 of the cost of admission until March 14!

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