Chicago Flower Show: 2024 In-Depth Guide

Embrace the spring season bursting with bright hues and delightful scents at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024!

Unleash your passion for botanical beauty at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, unfolding in the renowned Navy Pier this 2024.

As spring makes its grand arrival, the mesmerizing spectacle of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024 is an event that will capture your imagination.

Picture yourself walking through the Festival Halls adorned with breathtaking floral installations. Every step takes you deeper into the delight of blooming colors and scents. And that’s not all – you’re offered the chance to snap a photograph with your favorite designers to remember the event.

From educational seminars that delight the curious to inspiring gardening demonstrations that spark your inner creativity, the fair is an exploration park for green thumbs.

So, no matter your preferences when it comes to plants, be prepared to be excited and moved by this unique horticultural spectacle. It’s much more than a flower show; it’s a celebration of nature and the vibrant life that blooms in the spring.

Follow along as we unravel the magnificent wonders of the Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024.

Blooming Season: Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024 Dates

Spring dates for 2024 have not been released yet! Stay tuned! We will update this page if more information becomes available.

Floral Fiesta: Chicago Flower and Garden Location

Delight in the floral extravaganza of the 2024 Chicago Flower and Garden show to unfold at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611.

Blooms & Beyond: Highlights of the Chicago Garden Show 2024

Starting in 1847, the Chicago Flower Garden Show has attracted thousands of floral and gardening enthusiasts, and it’s easy to see why. First, the annual tradition features a dozen educational seminars, extravagant floral arrangements, and walks through massive gardens.

It’s the go-to place for people who want to familiarize themselves with the latest gardening trends, talk to professional gardeners, and see a plethora of plant varieties.

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This favorite event also delights visitors with culinary offerings, live music, cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly attractions, and more exhibitions.

As with past years, the Chicago Garden Show this year is not short of festivities and enjoyable activities. This year’s Spring Flower Show will offer a unique blend of history and science, with particular attention paid to the science of botanical nomenclature.

Botanical Bonanza: Over 1,000 Plant Species in Full Bloom

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024 is set to showcase a stunning variety of more than 1,000 types of plants and flowers. Visitors can soak into the beauty of nature as they wander through over 20 captivating flower displays that guarantee enjoyment for all ages.

This horticultural extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience for all the green thumbs and flower enthusiasts out there.

Artful Moments: Make-A-Wish Inspires Through Crafts

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has arranged an engaging activity for children. They will lead little ones through a series of small arts and crafts projects. This activity allows the young attendees to explore their creativity in a fun and educational setting.

Creepy Crawly Corner: Insect Zoo Extravaganza

The University of Illinois is set to display an intriguing collection of butterflies and other insects in their ‘creepy crawly’ insect zoo.

This exhibit will serve as an educational demonstration, showcasing the essential role of these fauna in sustaining the biological diversity of our environment.

Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about worm composting, a sustainable practice that transforms kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost for gardening. This attraction is included with your Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024 tickets.

From Seed to Plate: Gourmet Gardens

The Gourmet Garden at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024 is a dedicated space where renowned chefs demonstrate their culinary prowess using home-grown ingredients.

Attendees can observe Chicago’s top culinary elites as they share their secrets behind creating delectable dishes from organic and home-instilled produce.

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These exciting Garden Gourmet presentations serve as a centerpiece of the garden show, offering guests the unique opportunity to blend their love for gardening with a taste of world-class cuisines.

Blooms and Breezes: Navy Pier’s Enchanting Gardens

Enjoy the delightful sights of the feature gardens at Chicago’s iconic Navy Pier, boasting blooming perennials, annuals, and trees. The calming scents of the vibrant flora will surround you, adding to the immersive experience.

Chicago skyline in background with purple spring blooming flowers in foreground

Listen to the soothing sound of water from the numerous fountains scattered across the Halls, creating an atmosphere of serenity amidst the lively event.

So, if you’re looking for fun to celebrate spring and new beginnings, remember this show at Navy Pier. The Chicago Flower Show 2024 is an event that combines flowers and fun, and we can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself.

Step Into Spring with Chicago Flowers and Garden Show Tickets

  • Navy Pier Box Office tickets for weekdays cost $17
  • Weekend Flower Show Chicago 2024 tickets are priced at $19
  • Tickets for children between 4 to 12 years old are available at $5

Chicago Flowers and Garden Show Parking Options

Secure your parking beforehand online and enjoy savings! The easiest route to Navy Pier is a short stroll from the Millennium Lakeside Garage via the Navy Pier Flyover.

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The most favorable garage when visiting the Lakefront and Navy Pier is Millennium Lakeside Garages, offering rates valid for up to 12 hours.

Enjoy it for only $14 – reserve it here.

Other Events in Chicago

Sweet Gnome Chicago

When: February 28, 2024 through May 12, 2024

Location: Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr. Chicago, 60614, United States

The “Sweet Gnome Chicago Spring Flower Show” merges the beauty of flora and the charm of fun activities to embrace the essence of springtime.

An astounding collection of around 300 garden gnomes of various sizes and materials take the stage throughout the display houses, garnering special attention in the show house.

This special display curates a concoction of whimsical gnome scenes along with a breathtaking array of spring blooms, which include shrubs, perennials, annuals, and bulbs.

On the menu are Foxy Foxtrot Tulips, Garden Party Lilies, Blueberry Thrill Violas, and hundreds of other stunning flower displays.

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This visual treat is surely one you won’t want to miss. Make sure to visit on a Wednesday, March, rather than a weekend to avoid the large crowds.

Admission is FREE! Click here to register.

St. Patrick’s Day

When: March 16, 2024 to March 17, 2024

Location: Festivities extend across the city

After the famous Chicago River is dyed green, the grand St. Patrick’s Day party moves to Grant Park for the parade. Wave hello to bagpipe musicians, drum corps, and more performers at the annual procession.

Then, drop by food stands and enjoy activities throughout Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive. The parade happens on March 16, 2024, but some pubs offer a St. Patrick bar crawl and party until Wednesday, March 15, so the fun continues.

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Nearby Hotels and Lodging

After taking in the beauty of spring flowers and widening your gardening knowledge at the Navy Pier Flower and Garden Show 2024, it’ll be time to get some rest.

Stay in the heart of the Windy City and save some serious change when you check in at any of these hotels:

Other Attractions in Chicago

From world-class restaurants to first-rate attractions, Chicago is a city chock-full of surprises for every traveler. Once the Navy Pier Flower Show is over, embrace endless amounts of fun while in Chi-town with these other attractions:

Step into the Bloom-Filled World of Chicago Flower and Garden Show 2024

For flower enthusiasts, there is no better place to be than Navy Pier. The spectacular garden show at Navy Pier will sprinkle with personality and color as perennials annuals strut their stuff in full bloom.

The Spring Flower Show combines flowers and fun, creating a vibrant environment that effortlessly blends the best of two worlds. The Chicago Flower Show Navy Pier invites everyone to embark on an extraordinary journey this spring season.

Here, various exciting activities await you, ranging from enlightening seminars to engaging how-to demonstrations, all culminating in a splendid showcase of blooming flowers, immersing you in an artful symphony of natural beauty.

However, the charm of this event is not confined to the garden enthusiasts alone. It is a unified celebration of family time, providing fun activities for kids alongside live music that ensnare the attention of every age group.

The organizers have left no stone unturned in guaranteeing that a lively, wholesome atmosphere pervades this green festivity.

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Adding another dimension to the sensory experiences, the show also takes care of your taste buds, with delightful culinary treats available for the guests. So, come and partake in the Chicago Flower Show 2024!

Enjoy the vibrant colors of diverse blossoms, gather valuable knowledge, and revel in the lively atmosphere that this coveted event promises to offer.


Start Date:

March 4, 2022

End Date:

March 12, 2022






Events at Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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17 comments about “Chicago Flower Show: 2024 In-Depth Guide”

dorothy Saber

February 14, 2022 at 8:08 am

how do I purchase tickets for the flower show would like to go March 18


February 20, 2022 at 2:46 pm

Hi Dorothy, unfortunately, the Flower and Garden Show’s exact date and times are still TBD, we will update the event when we have more information.


February 20, 2022 at 2:47 pm

Hi Dorothy! Unfortunately, the Chicago Flower and Garden Show’s exact dates and times are still TBD. We will update the post as we have more information. Thank you!

Nancy Peters

February 23, 2022 at 6:51 am

I would like to buy tickets to the Flower and Garden show. When will they go on sale?


February 23, 2022 at 9:18 am

Hi Nancy, unfortunately, the Flower and Garden Show’s exact date and times are still TBD, we will update the event when we have more information.

Chris Melvin

March 20, 2023 at 5:45 pm

Is this flower show on for the 22nd of March or is there a new date


February 26, 2022 at 3:59 pm

When will the Flower and Garden Show dates be finalized?


March 8, 2022 at 5:22 pm

Hello Christine, unfortunately, we won’t know ahead of time when the dates will be finalized. We will update this page as we get more information. Thanks!

Chris Melvin

March 20, 2023 at 5:47 pm

very confusing . what do you have to give me?

Faith Shultz

March 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

Please inform me when the tickets go on sale, or when you determine the dates of this show.

Kat Briones

March 7, 2022 at 1:34 pm

Hi I understand you don’t have exact times, but do you know how much tickets are?


March 8, 2022 at 5:21 pm

Hello Kat! We do not have ticket prices at this time. Thanks for reaching out!


March 15, 2022 at 10:16 am

Hello Kat, I am befuddled, we do not see information regarding the flower show for March 18-March22, 2022 but, there is a Flower show starting Wednesday, March 16-March 20, 2022.


Tony Abruscato

March 15, 2022 at 12:45 pm

There is no Chicago Flower & Garden Show® scheduled for 2022. This event was postponed indefinitely due to COVID 19.

Sheila B

March 16, 2022 at 12:12 am

So there will be NO Flower and Garden show this March 2022? At Navy Pier? Is this correct?


March 16, 2022 at 8:44 am

Hi Sheila, correct. There is no Chicago Flower & Garden Show® scheduled for 2022.

Connie J

March 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

Is Navy Pier flower show cancelled for Monday, March 21,2022?

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