Flower Shows

Midwest Fruit Explorers Show & Sale

Enjoy tastings and information on growing fruit. See apples turned into cider.

October 18 – 19
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Freshly harvested fruit grown in the area by the Midwest Fruit Explorers is on display and for sale. Featured are apples, pears, paw paws, grapes, kiwis, and more. See apples turned into cider during apple press demonstrations. Visitors can enjoy tastings and information on growing fruit. Apples, cider, and more will be available for sale.

Repeats every day until Sun Oct 19 2014 .
Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

Central States Dahlia Society Show

Hundreds of dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate will be on display.

September 27, noon – 4:30 p.m.
September 28, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Central States Dahlia Society is hosting their 81st Dahlia Show featuring exhibitors from all over the Midwest. Hundreds of dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate will be judged and on display, with floral designs and photography completing the show. Dahlias are known for their bright, vibrant colors and perfect petal arrangements. Society members will be on hand to provide written information and to answer questions about dahlias.

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

Central States Dahlia Society Show

Hundreds of dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate will be on display.

September 27, noon – 4:30 p.m.
September 28, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Central States Dahlia Society is hosting its 81st Dahlia Show featuring exhibitors from all over the Midwest. Hundreds of dahlia blooms ranging in size from a silver dollar to a dinner plate will be judged and on display, with floral designs and photography completing the show. Dahlias are known for their bright, vibrant colors and perfect petal arrangements. Society members will be on hand to provide written information and to answer questions about dahlias.

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 12:00 to 16:30
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Illinois Gourd Society Show & Sale

See gourds of all shapes and sizes at this show and sale.

September 20 – 21
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

See gourds of all shapes and sizes at this show and sale. The show includes themed and educational displays. Society members and growers will be on hand to answer questions. Vendors will sell crafted gourds of all kinds in addition to dry gourds, seeds, tools, and supplies. Several workshops will be offered through the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 21 2014 .
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

Roadside Flower Sale

Sale of natural plant and dried floral arrangements

September 12 – 14
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Hold on to summer and shop one-of-a-kind natural plant and dried flower arrangements at the Chicago Botanic Garden's annual Roadside Flower Sale. Visit the sale in the Regenstein Center to view gifts incorporating dried flowers, pods, and grasses from the Garden.

Repeats every day until Sun Sep 14 2014 .
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30
Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

Illinois Mycological Association Mushroom Show & Sale

An exhibit of 50 to 100 varieties of mushroom foraged from area forests.

September 7
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Illinois Mycological Association celebrates the richness of fall mushrooms in Illinois with an exhibit of 50 to 100 varieties of mushroom foraged from area forests. Members provide information and answer questions regarding mushrooms and fungi. A children's education area is available, and mushrooms, books, and T-shirts will be for sale. Mycology is the study of fungi and their use to humans as a source for medicine and food; their dangers, such as poisoning or infection; and their benefits to natural ecosystems.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

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