What better place to have the 70th Annual GWA Conference and Expo than in the heart of America! Chicago is the fulcrum of the nation where trends from the east smash together with trends from the west to create a beautiful and delicious hybrid. Chicago boasts one of the most prominent green scenes featuring lush gardens with unique stories, gorgeous private estates, and is home to some of the industry’s most prominent companies.
This year we’re teaming up with the IGC Show to offer a truly one-of-a-kind experience that will immerse conference attendees in multiple aspects of the gardening world. The story tours highlight many of the cities innovative efforts to bring plants to the forefront of everyday life, all while being an urban metropolis.
Even beyond the tours, Chicago has much to offer. From breweries dedicated to botanicals, to floating wildlife oases along the Chicago River, there are story ideas around every corner. Don’t miss the chance to catch your reflection in “The Bean” or to stroll down Navy Pier. Chicago’s got it all, the only thing missing is you!
Take advantage of our #GWA2018 interactive map. Have a look at where we are headed on our tours, or for additional points of interests for you to enjoy during your stay in Chicago!