From Cubs Spring Training to spring festivals, Chicago area parks and gardens are celebrating the season with fun shows and events
Cubs Spring Training
Mesa isn’t the only place to find Cubs logos and icons. The Chicago Park District’ has turned its historic Garfield Park Conservatory’s Show House into a celebration of baseball and the World Series Champions for its annual Spring Flower Show.
This year the theme is Spring Training. Visitors will see Wrigley Field’s marquee, bleachers, ivy-covered wall and a huge World Series trophy. The “Spring Training” show even includes an icon scavenger hunt.
Opened February 18, the show continues through May 14, 2017. Garfield Park Conservatory is at 300 N. Central. For more information visit Garfield Park Conservatory or call (312) 746-5100.
You can still wander among thousands of gorgeous orchids at Chicago Botanic Garden. The annual Orchid Show continues through March 26, 2017. The Garden is at 1000 Lake Cook Rd., east of Edens Expressway, Glencoe. Admission is free. Non-member parking is $25 per car. For more information visit CBG and call (847) 835-5440
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
You can find inspiration for your garden whether it’s a handkerchief-sized patch, a walkway or a personal hide-away at Chicago’s annual Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier, March 18-26, 2017. The theme is Chicago Neighborhoods. There are 20 gardens to walk around including some with water features and others with sculptures. In addition the show has seminars, a market section, workshops and family activities.
The show is upstairs in festival Hall A and B. Tickets are $5 children, $15 weekdays and $17 weekends. Navy Pier is at 600 E. Grand Ave. For more information visit Flower Show.
Maple Syrup Festival at NPV
Watch the magic that turns sap tapped from a maple tree into maple syrup at the North Park village Nature center March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Park Village Nature Center. A free event, the festival also includes crafts, storytelling and music. North Park Village Nature center is at 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. For more information visit NPV or call (312) 744-5472.