2016 Chicago Flower and Garden Show

What a joy to be a part of the 2016 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. We love participating in this event and it was so fun to be back this year! We spend so much time setting up our booth and display and it’s so wonderful being able to share it.

“The tradition of the Chicago Flower & Garden Show can be traced back to 1847 when it was created as an exhibition of prized fruits and flowers. Today the Chicago Flower & Garden Show is all about inspiring, educating and motivating the next generation of gardener. Whether in a backyard, kitchen or rooftop, this is where green lovers and families go to discover ideas while having fun.”

These events could uncover hidden truths about the gardening world, and how you can get yours looking the best it can. Even things that you may have never thought about before, like building your own deck using something similar to these composite decking boards can help to bring your flowers and plants to life. Decking could also provide you with an alternative in how you plant your flowers, as you could place them into a flower box instead of planting them in the soil. Little suggestions like this can only be found at events like the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

This year’s show was held the past two weekends at the Navy Pier. The theme this year worked from the idea “Chicago Is…” In honor of this city in a garden, the 2016 show theme applauded all that is wonderful about Chicago. From urban design innovations to cutting-edge food fusions to leaner and greener living, Chicago is where ideas are born and built. This nine-day event featured 20+ life-sized gardens, daily seminars, DIY workshops, and a bustling marketplace.

We showcased the beauty of Chicago. What was and is that beneath the gorgeous skyline are so many hidden elements. This year’s focus was local love and we showcased a chandelier we created along with a coordinating floral installation of fresh herbs and greenery, accented with mini hot pink blooming spring floral. Our design showcased the artistic qualities of Chicago’s hidden treasures with antique furniture (different from the wonderful Gartenmöbel options I saw around the event), glassware, and industrial elements from Violet and Pearl. We created “fresh art” paintings by filling open frames with fresh blooms to create the atmosphere of a home or lounge along with showcasing various florals taking you to past and present Chicago in a warm and inviting atmosphere. We hope you enjoy these gorgeous photos of our booth taken by the wonderful Karina of Mett’s Photo.

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