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Looking Forward to Spring

Good news: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is only weeks away! Bad news: Chiberia is back. To help ease your winter blues, we’re listing 5 things to look forward to at the 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

 1. Rose Garden Galore

This year we are welcoming not one, but two rose gardens to the show. One will focus on climbing and shrub varieties while the other will show off a sea of miniatures. Both gardens will dazzle while demonstrating that roses are easy to grow and need not be relegated to a shrub or border for fear of disease and maintenance demands.

Rose garden

 2. RBA Cake Decorating Competition

The Retail Bakers of America (RBA) are coming to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show to host their annual National Cake Decorating Competition. In partnership with Pillsbury, the RBA will bring together the best of the best in cake decorating to compete for over $14,000 in prize money. Contestants will compete in a 2-day event where each baker is required to complete a themed wedding cake, sculpted cake and creative cake. Don’t miss this fierce event as it unfolds March 21 and 22 at the show.

 3. Evening in Bloom Gala

Every year on the eve of the show’s public opening, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show hosts an exclusive preview benefit, Evening in Bloom. As a sneak peek at what’s to come, Evening in Bloom is an exciting event that brings together friends and fans of the show to benefit local charities. The official beneficiaries of the 2015 show are: Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and Peterson Garden Project. When purchasing your tickets, you may designate a portion of your proceeds to any beneficiary. Along with your support of a local charity, Evening in Bloom is a fun-filled social event that includes music, a variety of food and drinks and, of course, a first glimpse of the show’s spectacular gardens. To purchase tickets click here.

 4. Irish Heritage Garden

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is introducing an Irish Heritage Garden. Complete with Irish stone, backdrops and other traditional elements, this Irish-themed space will be a can’t-miss experience.

 5. Photography Competition

Presented by Birds & Blooms magazine, the show’s annual photography competition is a must-see event. Walk through our competition gallery to see the beautiful work of photographers of all ages and experience. Categories of the event include still life, abstract and landscape. A panel of judges will individually review photographs, and class winners along with “best in show“ will receive special recognition for the duration of the event. The deadline for photo entries is approaching on February 2, so be sure to capture your masterpiece before it’s too late. Click here to learn more and register.

We know you’re counting down the days till spring…so be sure to get a head start by visiting the Chicago Flower & Garden Show this March 14-22. Tickets are available now!

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