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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 competition is fast-paced and fascinating!

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The competition is open to members of AIFD’s North Central Chapter and spotlights the talents of some of the finest floral designers in the industry. Six designers will be selected by lottery at 2 p.m. and the design competition will begin on the show’s main stage at 4 p.m. with this year’s Bobbi Cup winner announced at 5:15 p.m. Stop by to cheer them on and see these amazing designers at work.

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You can also admire the talents of 12 AIFD designers throughout the run of the show in their whimsical, magical “The Art of Floral: Designs Reclaimed” exhibit. Enjoy a variety of fabulous floral concepts and decorating accents, each built to express individual style and inspire creativity.

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The 2014 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, presented by Mariano’s is shaping up to be the most motivational, educational, and inspirational show yet! The show blooms daily on Navy Pier, from March 15-23. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Order your discounted tickets online without service fees through March 14 and save $2 off the box office price. Groups of 20 or more receive $4 off the box office price when they order online. For show previews and updates, visit their blog and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Spring is only 16 days away…at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

 

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