Gardens in the Midwest aren’t quite ready for prime time in March, particularly after this season of snow storms. Those visiting the Windy City needing a little flower power can get their fix March 21st thru 25th, at the epic Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The best part is that it’s garden, real life sized ones, but indoors, at Navy Pier.
“Flowertales: The Story Grows On” includes a full calendar of seminars and demos and potting parties. You can learn about small-space design, water features, pollinators, and sustainability.
Or perhaps you’ll gravitate toward the gardens-as-food aspect. In which case, the gourmet stage is your hot spot; from here chefs demo and sing the praises of farm-to-table. The Regional Cake Decorating Competition brings you to the darker side (chocolate).