As an Exhibitor
Submit before January 1, 2015, and only 50% of the total payment is due immediately. Apllications for booth space received on January 1 or later must be paid in full upon receipt.
The roots of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano's can be traced as far back as 1847! The Show, held each March at Chicago's Navy Pier (March 14-22, 2015), is an experience for the senses, invoking memories of spring after a typically long and cold Chicago winter.
Our theme DO GREEN. DO GOOD. will treat upwards of 40,000 gardening enthusiasts and newbies alike to the sights, scents and sounds of feature gardens with blooming perennials, annuals and trees while water features rustle throughout the Festival Halls of Chicago’s acclaimed Navy Pier. Local landscape designers and builders create realistic solutions within their feature gardens and displays that inspire and demonstrate to attendees the possibilities for their own gardens, yards of balconies.
The Show is supported by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Choose Chicago, the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association, Streeterville Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Gateway Green, Navy Pier and others. These organizations recognize the impact that this show has on Chicago's economy during the 1st Quarter and its intrinsic value to Chicago.
In addition to main attraction - the Display Gardens - the show features:
A focus on educational, interactive workshops and seminars by leading industry professionals on the Gardening Live Stage
Cooking demonstrations by top Chefs on the Garden Gourmet Stage
Children’s programming in the Kid’s Activity Garden
A display by amateur photographers in the Photography Competition
Cutting-edge ideas for the dining table presented by leading interior and floral designers in the Tablescapes Exhibit
A shopper’s paradise with over 100 exhibitors of green-industry and related goods and services in the The Marketplace
A charity preview event, Evening in Bloom. Proceeds benefit local greening and charitable organizations.
Host to: Gardener Writers Association of American regional conference, American Institute of Floral Designers North Central conference, Connecting Chicago Community Gardeners season kick-off, American Institute of Landscape Architects monthly mixer, Chicago Area Retail Bakers Regional Cake Decorating Finals and more!
The Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a direct handshake opportunity with your primary target market and is supported by a comprehensive marketing and public relations plan.
40,000 Active Consumers
35 - 54 primary
25 - 54 secondary
25,000 Opt-in Database
6,900 FaceBook Followers
$1.6 million in media & PR
HORTICULTURE - Plants, Bulbs, Cut Flowers, Herbs, Dried Flowers
GARDEN ACCESSORIES - Outdoor Furniture, Garden Art, Tools & Accessories
HOME ACCESSORIES - Décor for Home Featuring Flowers or of Horticultural Origin or Function
BOTANICAL ART - Original Paintings, Prints, Pressed Flower Art
JEWELRY - Featuring Floral Designs
HOME - Interior and Exterior Products and Services
For more information about participating as as exhibitor in the Marketplace, please contact Carly Saltzman at 312-241-1275