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How To Enjoy The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show

HOW TO ENJOY THE 2013 CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW The Chicago Flower & Garden Show is a can't-miss event for gardening lovers from Chicago, the suburbs, the Midwest and beyond. But even if you're new to gardening, there's something at the show for you. We have 170,000 square feet of flowers, plants, shopping, hands-on workshops, kids' activities and more. Just follow the chart, and find the part of the show that's perfect for you. START ARE YOU ALREADY A GARDENING PRO? YES ARE THE KIDS WITH YOU? ARE THE KIDS WITH YOU? NO YES YES NO ARE YOUR KIDDOS BUDDING GARDENERS, ARTISTS OR ZOOKEEPERS? MINI DA VINCIS FUTURE CROCcODILE GARDENERS IN TRAINING NONE OF THE ABOVE THEY HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY TO BURN HUNTERS KIDS' POTTING PARTIES KIDS' ACTIVITY GARDEN THE REST OF NAVY PIER Fun and free, potting parties are perfect for little green thumbs. Your kids can get their hands dirty and make a Living souvenir to take home. Features hands-on gardening activities, arts & crafts projects and the chance to get up close and personal with local wildlife. After you've explored the show, enjoy the rest of Navy Pier. The Midwest's #1 tourist attraction has more than 50 acres of parks, gardens, restaurants, shops and entertainment, including the Chicago Children's Museum, a 150-foot-high Ferris wheel, a mini golf course, a fun- house maze, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and an IMAX theater. READY TO GET NOT REALLY, I JUST LIKE TO LOOK A GREEN THUMB? YES MARKETPLACE AND ARE YOu BETTER WITH DO YOu WANT Walk through the feature gardens at the show, and then you can get started on your green space right away with a trip to the Marketplace-a shopping A CHEF'S KNIFE TO STAY OUTDOORS WITH YOUR GARDEN, OR BRING SOME GREEN INSIDE? I NEED A OR A CAMERA? LITTLE HELP FIRST space filled with lawn, garden, greening and other earth-friendly goods to take home. CAMERA KNIFE OUTSIDE INSIDE GARDEN GOURMET GARDENING SEMINARS Time to take those home- grown herbs and veggies and turn them into a memorable meal. Chefs from some of Chicago's favorite restaurants will take the stage to host cooking demonstrations based around ingredients you can grow in your garden. Get new ideas for your backyard or balcony from our gardening experts. Past topics include sustainable gardening, gardening in small spaces, shade gardening and wall gardens-so there's a seminar for every space and specialty. PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION If you're not ready to start your own garden, why not photograph someone else's floral works of art? Enter your favorite plant photographs in the Chicago Flower Show's photo competition. The entries will be put on display for the show's 50,000 attendees. DO YOu WANT TO FOOD WORK WITH FLOWERS OR FOOD? FLOWERS TABLESCAPES You've already got growing the flowers down pat, so why not learn how to design with them? Our displays are designed by Chicago's top florists and floral designers, and they're bound to give you inspiration for an artful table of your HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS Get your hands dirty and learn from the best. Our garden experts in the How-to Garden will walk you through how to grow and care for your plants and teach you how to recreate some of the beautiful gardens you've seen at the show. own. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ART OF FLORAL Check out our living gallery, where works of art are interpreted through flowers by members of the American Institute of Floral Designers. These fragrant fine artworks will include commissioned pieces from the Garden Gallery & Studio, which helps developmentally challenged adults express themselves through art. FEATURE GARDENS The heart of the show is 25+ life-size (and larger than Life) gardens, full of ideas you can use in your own yard, balcony, container or windowbox. Thousands of plants and flowers will fill Navy Pier's Festival Hall, all celebrating the show's 2013 theme: the Art of Gardening. We're saving some surprises for the show, so to see everything the 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show has in store, you'll have to stop by Navy Pier, March 9 to March 17. CHICAGO FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW *Arte Gardaning the MARCH 9-17, 2013 AT. NAVY PIER

How To Enjoy The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show

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The roots of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced as far back as 1847! The Show, held the 2nd week of March at Chicago's Navy Pier (March 9-17, 2013), is an experience for the senses, invok...




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