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Get Growing Weekend

Get growing with a plant sale, spring marketplace, demonstrations, and talks.

Get Growing Weekend

Friday – Sunday, May 18 – 20, 2018

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 20
Please note: Plant Sale closing at 1 p.m. today. We have sold through our inventory. Thank you for making this a great success!

Composed planters will be designed by celebrities Bunny Williams, Jeff Ross of Blackberry Farm, and Craig Bergmann; Woman’s Board members; and our own Garden staff.

The Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents a plant sale consisting of hundreds of specialty plants cultivated from nurseries and botanical institutions from across the country. The sale will offer many one-of-a-kind plants.  

Saturday & Sunday Highlights

  • Shop for garden-related items at the spring marketplace on the Esplanade.
  • Family drop-in activities will take place for all-ages fun.
  • Sign up for a ten percent discount on a class this weekend only at the Information Desk in the Regenstein Center.


Sunday demonstrations are canceled due to weather.

Saturday11 a.m.Succulent Containers with David Murray
 1 p.m.Cooking Demonstration by Jeff Ross of Blackberry Farm 
Fruit & Vegetable Garden kitchen
 2 p.m.Succulent Containers with David Murray
 3 p.m.Growing Tomatoes in Containers with Lisa Hilgenberg
Fruit & Vegetable Garden kitchen
Sunday11 a.m.Spring Containers with Tim Pollak
 1 p.m.Growing Kitchen Herbs with Nancy Clifton
Fruit & Vegetable Garden kitchen
 2 p.m.Hypertufa & Other Containers with Heather Sherwood
 3 p.m.Edibles in Containers with Nancy Clifton
Fruit & Vegetable Garden kitchen