Planning for the 2013 Spring Flower Shows

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Spring Flower Show at Garfield Park Conservatory  ©CindyRippe 2012-2013
It's that time of year.  I start writing the dates of the Northern Illinois Area Spring Flower Shows into my datebook.  It's a time to escape the cold, enjoy the beauty, breath in the scent of flowers, marvel at the talent of the designers and to take about a million photographs. I get lost behind the lens of my camera and many times just stand quietly studying the colors, structure and stages of growth that make up the plant. I guess I feel a connection and momentarily communicate with them.

Lucky for me, it's a part of my business, to study and teach botanical art. I even enjoy reading about the events in the news and on the internet. The anticipation is part of the fun!

I thought you might want to check out a few of the shows as well this year so here's a list with links to the websites of each one.

Northern Illinois Area Shows

Lincoln Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show - January 26 - May 12, 2013
Garfield Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show -  February 1 - May 12, 2013
Chicago Flower and Garden Show - March 9-17, 2013
Macy's Chicago Flower Show - March 24 - April 7, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - Northern Illinois Gesneriad Society Show  March 23 - 24, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show  April 6-7, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - Midwest Daffodil Society Show  April 27 - 28, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - North Shore African Violet Society Show  May 4 - 5, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - American Rhododendron Society Show  May 11 -12, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden - Northshore Iris and Daylily Society Iris Show  May 25 -26, 2013

Additional Spring Flower Shows by State

A list of shows and information on attending a flower show
If you know of additional Flower Shows please add to the list in the comment section below.


The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.  Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.  Auguste Rodin



1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with the newbie party.

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