Flower Shows

The American Flower Show Series, a growing national horticultural program, brings together amateur and expert gardeners and educators by offering exhibits and programs that focus on America’s favorite plant groups. The coming year promises to be full of enriching plant-packed programming from the 23 groups. Flower Show Admission is free; preregistration is not required. Regular parking and Garden admission fees apply for nonmembers.

Upcoming Flower Shows

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Illinois Orchid Society Show & Sale

Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday
March 9 – 10
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burnstein Hall, Linnaeus
& Pullman Rooms

Gesneriad Show & Sale

Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday
March 16 – 17
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Fruit

Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop

Sunday, March 24
1 – 4 p.m.
Linnaeus Room &
Plant Science Lab

Daffodil Show

Midwest Daffodil Society Show

Saturday & Sunday
April 27: noon – 4:30 p.m.
April 28: 10 – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Dahlia Sale

Central States Dahlia Society Sale

Saturday & Sunday
May 4 – 5
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Bonsai

World Bonsai Day

Saturday, May 11 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Burnstein Hall 
Courtyard Tour: 
noon – 1 p.m.

Bonsai Show & Sale

Midwest Bonsai Society Spring Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday 
May 18 – 19 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Show: Burnstein Hall 
Workshops: Various locations

Hosta Show

Northern Illinois Hosta Society Display & Sale

Saturday & Sunday
June 1 – 2
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Show

Saturday & Sunday
July 13: noon – 4:30 p.m.
July 14: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Cactus & Succulent Society of Greater Chicago Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday
July 20 – 21
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Garden Clubs of Illinois Show

The Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. State Flower Show

Saturday & Sunday
August 3: noon – 4:30 p.m.
August 4: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Bonsai Design

Mid-America Bonsai Show & Sale

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
August 16: noon – 5 p.m. 
August 17 & 18: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Show: Nichols Hall 
Sale: Runnels & Searle Courtyard
Demonstrations & Lectures:
Auditorium, Design Studio & Plant Science Lab 
Workshops: Various locations

Ikebana Exhibition

Ikenobo Ikebana Society Chicago Chapter Show

Saturday & Sunday
August 24 – 25
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Illinois Mycological Association Display & Sale

Sunday, September 1
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Ikebana International Show

Ikebana International Show

Saturday & Sunday
June 8 – 9
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Ikebana Exhibition

Sogetsu School of Illinois Ikebana Exhibition

Saturday & Sunday
September 14: noon – 4:30 p.m.
September 15: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Central States Dahlia Society Show

Saturday & Sunday
September 21: noon – 4:30 p.m.
September 22: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

flower shows

Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday  
October 12 – 13  
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Burnstein Hall 
Photographers' Hour: 
October 13, 9 – 10 a.m.

Midwest Fruit Explorers

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show & Sale

Saturday & Sunday
October 19 – 20
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Midwest Daffodil Society Bulb Sale

Saturday & Sunday
October 19 – 20
10 a.m.  –  4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

Lily Bulb Sale

Wisconsin-Illinois Lily Society Lily Bulb Sale

Saturday & Sunday
October 19 – 20
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Burnstein Hall

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