Shop Around: Where to Buy Native Plants Around Chicagoland

Feeling inspired by all the good buzz around native plants? (For more on that, read the myth!) We’ve rounded up your best bets to pick up new seeds and seedlings now, from plant sales through the spring, to actual stores specializing in native plants open year-round.

Arbor Day Plant Sale at Morton Arboretum

April 27-29 (native included, but not exclusively native)

4100 Illinois Route 53

Lisle, IL

Native Plant, Tree, and Shrub Sale with Citizens for Conservation

May 5-6

459 W. Highway 22

Lake Barrington, IL

Backyards for Nature Fair & Native Plant Sale with Schaumburg Park District

May 6

Spring Valley Nature Center & Heritage Farm

1111 E. Schaumburg Rd.

Schaumburg, IL

2012 Native Plant Sale in the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

May 11-12

Mayslake Peabody Estate

1717 31st St.

Oak Brook, IL

Lake County Forest Preserves’ 15th Annual Native Plant Sale

May 12-13

Independence Grove Visitors Center

Libertyville, IL

May 12, 2020

46th Annual Bloomin’ Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden

May 18-20 (native included, but not exclusively native)

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, IL

2012 Midewin Alliance Native Plant Sale  

May 19

30239 S. State Route 53

Wilmington, IL

Go Native Plant Sale at Lake Forest Open Lands

May 19-20

350 North Waukegan Rd.

Lake Forest, IL


Natural Garden Natives  

6N800 Route 25

St. Charles, IL

Pizzo & Associates Native Plant Nursery

10729 Pine Road

Leland, IL

Possibility Place Nursery

(by appointment only)

7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road

Monee, Illinois

Red Buffalo Nursery

10502 Seaman Road

Hebron, IL

Happy planting!