Category Archives: Chicago Flower & Garden Show

by Tony Abruscato, Director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show What is your garden yielding for you this month? Besides cut flowers, savory herbs and delicious, fresh fruits and veggies, it may be stirring up memories of your cultural heritage and helping your family connect with nature. I recently met with Ben Helphand, executive…

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By: Tony Abruscato, director of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show  Chicago is my kind of town and, like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s, it never sleeps. Chicagoland is a four-season wonder filled with hustle and bustle, diversity, and color. From our gorgeous lakefront with spectacular urban views, to our rolling…

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Through Sunday, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, will be inspiring, educating and motivating gardeners of all abilities to “Do Green. Do Good.” From kids digging the creepy-crawly bug zoo and make-and-take workshops, to gourmets learning to cook more sustainably with healthy, fresh produce, spring is getting a long-overdue, warm welcome on…

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Whether you’re listening in on a presenter, meeting one of the nation’s best chefs or passing along your passion to the next generation of gardener, you’ll get inspired, educated and motivated at the 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. This fresh, new show – “Do Green….

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No more waiting for Mother Nature; we’re bringing spring in early with the Chicago Flower and Garden Show coming to Navy Pier March 15 – 23! What better way to thaw out after a long and brutal winter than by taking in fantastic floral sights and scents here at the Pier while gaining inspiration for…

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Looking for cool tools to help your garden grow? Great gifts for your favorite gourmet? Nifty gadgets for little green thumbs? You’ll find 100 exhibitors offering the latest “Do Green. Do Good.” eco-friendly products in the 2014 Marketplace at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23, here at Navy Pier. Mariano’s…

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Spring: The time of pastel colors, sunshine, and those beautiful flowers! If you are a gardener, a flower fanatic, or just like the sights and scents, then we definitely have the right plans for you this March. If you haven’t heard yet, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show presented by Mariano’s is coming to Navy…

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The Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s will be putting the “petal to the metal” on its opening day – Saturday, March 15 – as host to the North Central Chapter of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) Bobbi Cup competition. Held in honor of Chicago’s own Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford, this annual live design…

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Could your home’s street-side appearance use a little curb appeal? John Gidding – architect, designer and host of HGTV’s popular do-it-yourself programs “Curb Appeal” and “Curb Appeal: The Block” – can help you take your home’s public appearance from ho-hum to sexy, during the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, at Navy Pier….

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A perfect fit for green thumbs of all sizes, your entire family can ditch its cabin fever and dig into fun at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s, March 15-23 at Navy Pier. The stroller-friendly show will have kids of all ages blooming with curiosity. From the vibrant and whimsical display gardens…