Get Growing! EXPO

A greening and gardening event – in person! Plant experts will be on hand to teach you how to maximize your green space. Each event will have inspirational garden vignettes, free educational programs on the hour, and shopping at Plant Truck Chicago.

Learn about all things plants – outdoors and in person! Over the course of three weekends, Team Get Growing will visit communities across Chicagoland to connect and inspire. Plant experts will be on hand to teach you how to maximize your green space. Each event is FREE to the public and will have

  • Inspirational garden vignettes
  • Containers with small-space ideas
  • Native plant varieties
  • Learn how to plant a vegetable garden
  • Educational workshops
  • Build your own terrarium
  • Shop plants from Plant Truck Chicago


NPL Construction Co. is sponsoring the FREE education at the inaugural Get Growing! Expo series and LaManda Joy and her team of educators from City Grange are excited to collaborate too, covering topics that matter most to Chicago gardeners.

On-site sessions are at noon, 2pm and 4pm daily, and will explore plants for pollinators, food gardening tips & tricks, and the FUNdamentals of container design with annuals. Each engaging session will be followed by Q&A where gardeners, and would-be gardeners, can ask the experts their pressing questions.

Joining the City Grange team is Chicago-based author and illustrator, Flora Caputo, who will be sharing her expertise on using pollinator plants in containers so everyone can enjoy a beautiful view while helping the bees and butterflies. And signing copies of her Bee Native! books.

If that weren’t fun enough, Team Get Growing will be providing Make & Take terrarium workshops twice daily at 1pm and 3pm.

Get Growing! EXPO

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Saturday 11:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Sunday 11:00AM – 6:00PM

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