Chicago Flower Show


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GreenMark Public Relations

Sue Markgraf

Office: 847-970-9160
Mobile: 847-917-9654



 About the Show: 

The roots of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show 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 50,000 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. 


Show Support:

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, Urban Alliance, 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.    


2014 sponsors of the Show include Mariano’s (presenting), Subaru, Home Depot, Wintrust Bank, Diet Coke, Select Comfort, Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, Unilock, Hubbard Radio Group, Radio Disney, Telemundo, NBC5 and others.


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 which provides a sneak peek of the Flower & Garden Show prior to opening to the public.  Proceeds benefit local greening and charitable organizations. 
  • Host to industry organizations:  Gardener Writers Association of American regional conference, North Central American Institute of Floral Designers 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!


04/04/14: There's "More Green. More Good." Coming to Chicago!
03/01/14: Chicago Flower & Garden Show Welcomes Host of HGTV’s “Curb Appeal”
02/20/14: Beauty Meets Sustainability When Spring Arrives in Chicago
02/12/14: The Chicago Flower & Garden Show Welcomes Host of HGTV's "Curb Appeal"
02/12/14: Do Green. Do Good. Eat Well.
01/31/14: "Evening in Bloom" Benefits Chicago-Area Charities
01/07/14: Kids Enjoy Good, Green Fun at Chicago’s Iconic Spring Event
12/18/13: Bringing the Beauty, Color and Composition of Nature into Focus
12/16/13: Beauty Meets Sustainability When Spring Arrives in Chicago
12/10/13: "Do Green. Do Good." with Unique Gardening Gadgets and Gourmet Gifts
11/14/13: How Does Your Garden Grow? Learn from the Best.
10/21/13: Feast on This: Mariano's in New Presenting Sponsor of Chicago Flower & Garden Show
08/19/13: Visiting Chicago? Spring Blooms Early at Chicago Flower & Garden Show!
07/09/13: “Do Green. Do Good.” at the Lake County Fair!
05/28/13: Visiting Chicago? Spring Blooms Early at Chicago Flower & Garden Show!
05/28/13: Tony Abruscato Named Chairman of Chicago Gateway Green
04/19/13: 2014 Chicago FLower & Garden Show - Do Green, Do Good
02/13/13: Renaissance of Florals Paints New Perspectives
02/12/13: Class Is In Session at “The Art of Gardening!”
02/12/13: Kids Need a Backyard Fix?
02/12/13: Palate Meets Palette at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show
02/12/13: Spring Buds Early at Exclusive “Evening in Bloom”
02/12/13: Fast-Growing South Suburban Business Ready for a Big Stage
02/07/13: “The Art of Gardening” to Spotlight Chicago Art from Traditional to “Tagger” Chicago Flower & Garden Show ~ March
02/06/13: Media Advisory
02/02/13: Garden Clubs of Illinois Create a Window Box of Artful Design
01/23/13: New Partnerships, Exhibits and Sponsors Expand “The Art of Gardening”
11/27/12: New Partnerships, Exhibits, and Sponsors Expand "The Art of Gardening"
11/26/12: Artful Answers for Vegetation Vexations
08/29/12: 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show - The Art of Gardening
06/19/12: Horticulture Meets Agriculture at the Lake County Fair

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