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Chicago Flower and Garden Show

For a taste of spring, bring the family to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier March 18-26, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show, which began in 1847, will offer guest speakers on all things botanical, plenty of kid activities, garden showcases and much more! Learn about back yard, kitchen and roof gardening!

Seminars: Arthritis in the Garden, how to lower chronic pain without medicines; Designing with Tropicals; Landscaping with Roses; Magnolias for the Chicago Area; Sensory and Enabling Gardening; and much more.

Enjoy the Garden Gourmet Stage where chefs share secrets about growing spices in gardens. Walk through twenty life-sized gardens and smell the perfume! Explore the garden marketplace for cookware, books, mementos and much more! The Kids Activity Garden will feature potting parties, craft-making, and other garden projects! And don’t miss the Cake Decorating Competition!

Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue on the near north side of Chicago. For tickets and a full schedule of events, go online to www. and follow the prompts. Sign up for the special gardening newsletter prior to attending.

Make your Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.