FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
March 21-24, 2023
(Preview Gala - March 21)
Preview Gala - Thursday, March 21, 4-8 p.m.
The Flower & Garden Preview Party offers a sneak peek at the beautiful gardens and elaborate landscaping designs on display for the weekend-long event. The event includes catered food with hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music, and more. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online in advance at the link below or at the door.
Landscaping - Tools - Displays - Techniques
Accessories - Equipment - Gifts
Friday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$6 in advance (at link below)
$8 at the door
Guest Speaker Schedule
Friday, March 24
2 p.m. - Emily Swihart, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator - How to Plant and Care for Trees
4 p.m. - Dick Potter, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Riverside Rain Garden
6 p.m. - Jimmy Wiebler, Nahant Naturalist & Researcher - Frogs
Saturday, March 25
Noon - Oliver Lincoln, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Bats
2 p.m. - Paul Crosser, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Native plant seed collection, processing and germination techniques
4 p.m. - Jody Zimmerman, West High School - Light Pollution
6 p.m. - Paige Burke, Monarch Rescue Team - All about Monarchs
Sunday, March 26
Noon - Jim Knorr, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener - Energy Savings for the Homeowner
2 p.m. - Dave Arensdorf, University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and Master Naturalist - The Future for Modern Sustainable Gardening