If you want to be wowed by spring flowers and have a few hours to spare, head on down to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. It opened Saturday and continues through Sunday, March 20. You can find more information and buy tickets online at chicagoflower.com.
Want a sneak peek? Take a walk with me.
Get ready for a high-energy floral fantasy when you enter through the Electric Garden.
The garden by Aquascape is my favorite. It features six different vignettes, all displaying fabulous water features.
A garden built by Christy Webber beautifully demonstrates the importance of calling JULIE before we dig.
The Brookfield Zoo designed a whimsical garden with larger-than-life topiaries.
The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences shows off their programs: Horticulture, Mechanics & Technology, Food Science, Animal Science and Ag Finance.
Bring the kids or grandkids! There are plenty of activities especially for them.
Bring cash or your credit card. There is a lot of cool stuff to buy. I bought some bulbs, a bouquet of cut flowers, a couple books, and a Seedkeeper.
And there’s more: more gardens, sculpture, floral arrangements, tablescapes, and competitions of photographs and window boxes. Did I mention all the awesome speakers and culinary demonstrations?
Get inspired at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and then get ready to garden with me!