Are you going to the Chicago Flower and Garden Show? You should!

| March 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Eager for spring?  Of course, we all are!  The good news is that you can get a taste of spring starting this weekend at the annual Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier.

Imagine walking in through a beautiful entrance garden featuring dancing waters.  All those bright greens and colors you missed all winter dazzle your eyes.  And it just gets better and better!  Several popular Chicago venues, including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium, create special feature gardens designed around a theme specific to the venue.  And this year many Chicago theaters will feature gardens in accordance with the show’s theme, “Cultivating Great Performances.”

You don’t have to be an avid gardener to enjoy the Chicago Flower and Garden Show (I’m not), just a person who enjoys beautiful things.  And if you are an avid gardener, there are a variety of educational seminars for you every day of the show.

There’s also a huge marketplace, with over 100 vendors selling garden-themed products (and other stuff).  For the kids, there’s a large Kids’ Activity Garden.  And for the chefs out there, the show features cooking demonstrations by some of Chicago’s top chefs in the Garden Gourmet series offered three times a day.

Come on, guys, it’s March, and we haven’t seen flowers in oh so many months.  Take some time to drag yourself and your family to a natural paradise that’s sure to delight all your senses.  All the ticket info you need to know is right here.

See you at the show!

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Joining Shannon Capanna in Home Sweet Homewood are her professor husband, toddler son, and giant cat. Career-wise, Shannon worked as an elementary school teacher for three years before becoming an editor for math textbooks. She quit that job to try to achieve that elusive work-life balance, and she is now trying to cobble together some kind of career as a writer, editor, and mom. Shannon enjoys swimming, watching quality television, and cat-watching.She also blogs at Chicago Moms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown's Closed.

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