If the winter blues have got you down, bring the family to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Chicago’s Navy Pier March 12-20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
The Chicago Flower and Garden Show will awake your senses with spring flowers, walks through seventeen life-size gardens, talks by master gardeners and chefs, and lots of fun activities for kids!
The Kids Activity Garden gives your child an opportunity to play and interact with garden projects, attend potting parties, make crafts, and a whole lot more! The Garden Gourmet Stage presents local chefs who create dishes from natural and home grown ingredients. Seminars include subjects such as growing roses, maintaining a backyard flower and vegetable garden, historical English gardens, garden therapy (pain relief), and new gardening trends.
Also at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show: enjoy flower competitions, a market place that features every book and gardening product you can think of, cake-making demonstrations, and pot planting (not to be confused with planting pot). Or: just relax and smell the roses, or sit in Garden #14, Aquascapes, and listen to the sounds of waterfalls!
Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue in Chicago. For tickets and more information, go online to chicagoflower.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.