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American Flower Show Series

Roadside Flower Sale

October 21 – 23, 2016
10 a.m. – 4 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.

More than 300 flower arrangements and wreaths created by talented volunteers are available for purchase. The sale features arrangements, wreaths, bouquets, wall hangings, stationery cards, and more.
Volunteers design the floral arrangements using plant materials they collected at the Garden throughout the year. Professional floral designers lead the creation of each item at special workshops, allowing volunteers to showcase their unique talents and perspectives. Volunteers first hosted this event in 1980.

Roadside Flower Sale Workshops
October 17, 1 – 3 p.m.
October 18 & 19, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.

Come by Burnstein Hall to learn more about flower arranging, and create beautiful dried floral arrangements.


Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale

Saturday and Sunday, March 11 – 12, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come join the Illinois Orchid Society at its spring show and sale, in which individual orchids in 128 classes will vie for ribbons. Entries will receive "best of class" green ribbons, and the best-appointed plant in the show will receive the Chicago Horticultural Society Award from the American Orchid Society judges. Displays of orchids will be artistically arranged, and repotting services will be available. Vendors will also be on-site to sell orchid plants and related products.

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