Spring is in the air at Navy Pier. The Chicago Flower & Garden show began last Saturday and continues through Sunday, March 26. There are many reasons to take your green thumbs to the show. Here are the top five:
See beautiful gardens.
The garden designed and built by Aquascape Inc. is worth the price of a ticket, and that is just one of the gardens filled with ideas people can put to use in gardens of any size. (Learn more about the gardens in Thursday’s post.)
Play with butterflies.
Step inside the butterfly tent with a foam paintbrush dipped in sweetness and feed butterflies up close and personal. Experts are on hand to share information about butterflies with adults and children.
Satisfy plant cravings.
Delight your senses with flowers, foliage and vegetables. From sweet-smelling tulips, hyacinths and daffodils to brightly-blooming shrubs, flowering perennials and lush tropical foliage, plant addicts receive badly needed horticulture therapy.
Make some memories with children or grandchildren.
There are plenty of free activities to engage children with gardening and nature. Make a bird feeder, meet bugs at the Insect Petting Zoo, learn about worm composting, make a bouquet of flowers, and lots more.
Learn something new.
Attend a potting party or one of the other workshops. Learn from horticulture experts at one of forty seminars. Watch as garden gourmet chefs create favorite recipes. Talk with industry professionals – they love to share their passion for everything gardening.
And don’t forget to take some cash to spend in the Home & Garden Marketplace. Take home some fresh flowers from Mariano’s, plants from Ted’s Greenhouse, planters, garden décor, or seed-saving supplies from The Seed Keeper Company.
Get those green thumbs to the Chicago Flower & Garden show. Then get ready to garden with me!