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Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2014
March 15 - 23, 2014
at the Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois

Festival Hall
    A fantastic array of inspiring florals and garden designs headline this popular Midwest event that is always the harbinger of spring. The Chicago Flower and Garden Show offers realistic tips that every green thumb can learn from, take home and actually use. There are activities for kids, how-to instruction for adults and a marketplace filled with garden tools and must-haves items for every green thumb. For more information and ticket purchases visit chicagoflower.com.

    The Chicago Flower and Garden Show has 25 plus gardens that will inspire you with gardening and greening tips from industry professionals that you can use at your own home. The 2014 theme is "Do Green. Do Good.," with a focus on sustainability and the ways gardening benefits us all.

Some of the Featured Gardens:

Garden 2 - Women's Journeys in Fiber and Landscape Concepts
    Get a peek at what’s new in the “New Varieties Garden,” presented by Landscape Concepts Management. Find out which flowers and shrubs, annuals and perennials are the best and brightest among the most newly-developed plants for 2014 Midwest gardens, including lovely and functional varieties for specific garden conditions. Women’s Journeys in Fiber shares the space with “Paradigm Shift,” featuring 24 artists expressing historical shifts in thinking on various topics through “shift”-style dresses.

Garden 4 - Clarence Davids & Company
    The garden from Clarence Davids & Company invites visitors to tour a “home” featuring two “front yards,” one formal and another informal, with parkway and streetscape. Step through the front door, walk through a well-appointed room and enter a backyard fantasy accented with beautiful foliage, perennials and annuals.

Garden 6 - Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences
    Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences displays students’ interpretation of “farm to table,” with a table that is a garden, showing how meals are grown (and even providing recipes). This garden also demonstrates how show-goers can give back to their community, just as the school does when donating its surplus food, which is grown on its farm.

Garden C - Kids Activity Garden
    Kids Activity Garden lets children watch in awe as University of Illinois Master Gardeners delight everyone with creepy-crawler bugs, demonstrate worm composting and offer an introduction to vegetable gardening. Kids can make-and-take container gardens and enjoy arts and crafts, plus swings and a sandbox. It’s all sponsored by JULIE One-Call System.
For more garden information visit chicagoflower.com

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