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North American Lily Society Convention & Show

A national judged display of more than 200 lily blooms in different varieties.

Saturday and Sunday, July 9 – 10, 2016
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Presented by the North American Lily Society, this show is a national judged display of more than 200 lily blooms in different varieties.

This show features true lilies. A true lily belongs to the genus Lilium, a member of the Liliaceae (Lily) family. There are about 80 different species of lilies and thousands of hybrids. True lilies are never dormant, but are perennial plants arising from a bulb composed of scales.

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Ikenobo Ikebana Chicago Chapter Show

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, originated with Ikenobo in Kyoto, Japan, as a Buddhist floral offering.

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2016
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, originated with Ikenobo in Kyoto, Japan, as a Buddhist floral offering. This show is presented by the Ikenobo Ikebana Society, Chicago Chapter, and will feature arrangements from members who will be on hand to answer questions about Ikenobo. 

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 02 2016 .
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sun, 10/02/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Ikebana International Show

The Ikebana International Society presents an exhibition of traditional Japanese flower arranging.

Saturday and Sunday, June 11 – 12, 2016
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Ikebana International Society presents an exhibition of traditional Japanese flower arranging. This event features many educational opportunities to learn about the mechanics and techniques of ikebana.

Repeats every day until Sun Jun 12 2016 .
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sun, 06/12/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Midwest Daffodil Society Show

The Midwest Daffodil Society’s show features hundreds of daffodils on display that will be judged by the Society.

Saturday, April 30, 2016, noon – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Midwest Daffodil Society’s show features hundreds of daffodils on display that will be judged by the Society. The show includes cut blooms, floral design, and photography competitions inspired by the display gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Daffodil growers of all skill levels are invited to participate. 

Sun, 05/01/2016 - 10:00 to 16:30

Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop

The Midwest Fruit Explorers presents this hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to graft and care for fruit trees.

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1 – 4 p.m.

The Midwest Fruit Explorers present this hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to graft and care for fruit trees. The best varieties for the Midwest will be available, including apple, pear, and plum trees. MidFEx members will be on hand to guide visitors to select the right tree for the right location. After purchasing root stock, visitors can follow the demonstration and leave with one or more trees ready to plant in the ground. No preregistration is required.

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 13:00 to 16:00

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