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Chicago Flower & Garden Show

With a membership card, Chicago Botanic Garden members enjoy discounted entry to the show at Navy Pier. 

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 26, 2017
Navy Pier

Admission (online ticket sales):
Adults: $15 weekday/$17 weekend
Children ages 4–12: $5

Garden members receive $4 off Chicago Flower & Garden Show admission by showing their membership card at the show box office at Navy Pier (may not be combined with other discount offers). This offer is valid at the box office only and not on online ticket orders. Visit for additional information and directions.

Enjoy indoor landscapes and gardens, educational programming—gardening seminars and cooking demonstrations—and a vendor marketplace. Listen to experts from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Seminar Schedule

Free (with show admission), 45-minute seminars are offered at the Flower and Garden Show in the Seminar Room.

Saturday, March 18
12:30 p.m. Andrew Bunting “Designing with Tropicals”
3:30 p.m. Andrew Bunting “Magnolias for the Chicago Area”

Monday, March 20
11 a.m. Tom Soulsby “Weed Identification for Gardeners”

Tuesday, March 21
12:30 p.m. Tim Johnson “Pruning Principles for an Outstanding Garden”

Wednesday, March 22
11 a.m. Wade Wheatley “Orchid Growing Basics”
2 p.m. Wade Wheatley “Growing Succulents Indoors”

Thursday, March 23
11 a.m. Heather Sherwood “Peonies: Queen of the Garden”

Gardening Live Stage Demonstration Schedule

Free (with show admission), 20- to 30-minute demonstrations are offered at the Flower and Garden Show on the Gardening Live Stage.

Tuesday, March 21
Kristie Webber
noon – Spring Dish Gardens
2 p.m. – Herbs in Containers
4 p.m. – Seed Saving 101

Thursday, March 23
Jill Selinger
noon – Herbs in a Strawberry Jar
2 p.m. – Container Gardening Tips and Techniques
4 p.m. – Window Box Herbs

Friday, March 24
Nancy Clifton
noon – Herbal Tea Container
2 p.m. – Edible Salad Bowl
4 p.m. – Make Your Own Seed Balls