Stop By The Chicago Flower And Garden Show

For generations, Chicagoans have welcomed spring with the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

It started in 1847 when it started as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today the show inspires the next generation of gardeners by offering DIY workshops, walk-through life-sized gardens, farm-to-table cooking presentations, and so much more.

Over forty thousand people attend each year and it takes place March 18-26 at the Navy Pier. Some of what you can see and do includes:

Potting Parties

The potting parties are one of the show’s most popular events. With the help of instructor Keith Davis, you will create a mixed container of plants that will make for a beautiful centerpiece on your dining room table. Be sure to ask him which flower varieties are best suited for apartment living.

The Gourmet Garden Stage

Herbs such as basil and cilantro grow well indoors, so don’t forget to stop by the Gourmet Garden Stage. It’s where some of the city’s best chefs share secrets on creating savory dishes from natural and home-grown ingredients.

World Series Tribute Garden 

Fans of the Chicago Cubs won’t want to miss exploring this unique garden. It features the team’s logo made from hundreds of chrysanthemums and other designs inspired by baseball.

Tulip’s Blooming 

This garden features hundreds of tulips planted in tiered beds and a fountain made of jagged edged natural stone. Over the years, it’s been a show favorite as attendees enjoy its array of colors and textures.

If you would like to call Catalyst Apartments home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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