2018 Illinois Native Plant Sales

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Looking to add native plants to your landscape this year? Here is a list of  Illinois native plant sales by county plus a few in nearby Indiana and Wisconsin. More native plant sales may be added to the list as information becomes available. A list of nurseries that sell native plants follows.


Lake County

Citizens for Conservation
Onsite sale will take plae May 5 and 6, 2018 from 9am-3pm and will be held on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. Pre-order online until April 12. Also, fall tree and shrub sale by pre-order only in August for delivery in September each year. 


Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 13th, 2018 9am-12pm
16490 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048 


Lake Forest Openlands Go Native! Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 8am-1pm
Mellody Farm Nature Preserve
350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045 


Openlands/Conserve Lake County Native Plant Sale
Order Online March 29-April 29, 2018
On-site store will open at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve in May



McHenry County

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
First Sunday in May ? 2018 will be May 7, at McHenry County College
Noon to 3 pm. 150 Species of forbs, grasses and ferns.


The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Plant Sale 
This is a pre-order plant sale with plant pick-up on May 11-12 at the TLC office,
4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098  



Winnebago County

Wild Ones: Rock River Valley Chapter Native Plant Sale
Plant orders due in by Monday, April 27, 2018
Pick up Friday, May 11 3-7pm & Saturday, May 12 9am-2pm 



Cook County

Schaumburg Community Garden Club Native Plant Sale
Pre-order now. Sunday, May 20th, 2018 10am-2pm
Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193 


Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
Pre-order by April 13, 2018, pick up May 12th, 2018 9am-12pm
2453 Vollmer Rd, Olympia Fields, IL 60461


Go Green Willmette Native Plant Sale
May 12, 2018, 9am-2pm
Lakeview Center in Gillson Park, 800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette, IL 


Lake Katherine Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8am-11am
7402 West Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463 



DuPage County

Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Order due Monday, April 20, 2018 for prairie, pond and woodland plants. Pick up June
2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175 


Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:30am-11pm
821 W. Liberty Dr, Wheaton, IL


DuPage Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale 
Friday, May11, 2018 11am-7pm & Saturday May12  9am -2pm
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523


The Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale 
Pre-order now through April 22, 2018.  Pickup May 12 8am-1pm.
McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565



Will County

The Nature Foundation -Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 9am-3pm
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433 



Kane County

Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10am-2pm
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr., Elgin, IL 60123



Kendall County

Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale 
Online orders due May 6, 2018, in-person sale/pick-up May 27, 2018, 10am-1pm
Harris Forest Preserve, 10460 Rt Hwy 71, Yorkville, IL 60560



McLean County

Wild Ones Illinois Prairie Chapter Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19th, 2018, 8am ? 1pm
Evergreen FS Building
402 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704



Champaign County

Grand Prairie Friends Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12th, 2018, 8AM-1PM
Lincoln Square
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL 61801 


Sangamon County

Illinois Native Plant Society Central Chapter Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28th, 2018, 9am-2pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion
801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL 62702




Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 14, 2018 8am-1pm
Dunes Visitors Center 1215 N. State Road 49, Chesterton, IN


Gibson Woods Wild Ones Native Plant Sale 
Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am-2pm
6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN 46323




Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
June 1st-30th, 2018
Johnson?s Nursery, W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051




Area Nurseries Selling Native Plants

*Items with asterisk are not exclusively natives, but are shown in listings of resources selling native plants. There may be additional full-service nurseries that carry some natives.


West Suburban Locations

*The Growing Place (Two Locations) NGN

Natural Garden Native brand
25 W 471 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville: (630) 355-4000

2000 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504
Aurora: (630) 820-8088

NOTE: Natural Garden Natives TM (NGN) is a true native brand that represents natives sourced from within 90 miles of St. Charles. They can be purchased directly from the warehouse of Midwest Groundcovers (below). They can also be found at numerous nurseries as listed here. Look for NGN


*Planters Palette
28 West 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL 60190


Natural Communities
No brick and mortar location. Order online and pick up on Route 25 in Batavia or at various plant sales they supply. See the website FAQs for more information.
Tel: (331) 248-1016


*Midwest Groundcovers LLC Natural Garden Natives
6N800 Illinois Route 25
P.O. Box 748 , St. Charles, IL 60174 (near Bartlett)
Tel: 847/742-1790 Fax: 847/742-2655


*Wasco Nursery
41W781 Route 64, St. Charles, IL 60175
Tel: (630) 584-4424 (West of Randall Road)


Byron Nursery (Wholesale only)
POBox 125
St. Charles, IL 60174


Linda?s Loves (charitable)
4509 Wilson Ave., Downers Grove.
Tel: (630) 971-2411 by appointment only.
Email: Linda at melin80@sbcglobal.net


Northwest Suburban Locations

Blazing Star Nursery
2107 Edgewood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098


Ohana Farms
Tree and Shrub Nursery in Marengo, IL
They have a selection of natives included in their stock.


Natives Haven Native Wildflower Nursery
13809 Durkee Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
(815) 344-6623


Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Rd., Richmond, IL, McHenry County
Tel: 815-678-4848 



Possibility Place Nursery
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449
Tel: 708/534-3988 Fax: 708/534-6272 By appointment only.
Web: http://www.possibilityplace.com

Further Afield: Other native plant nurseries can be found through the Plant Native website, the Illinois listing is here.


Mail Order Native Plant Nurseries

Prairie Moon Nursery ? highly-respected nursery with all native plants, pure species. Selling seeds, potted trays and bare root stock. About 700 Species. Online catalog, (great Plant Finder feature) or physical catalog. http://www.prairiemoon.com


Prairie Nursery ? another highly-respected nursery with a long history or selling native plants. Pure species. Seeds and plants. Plant finder feature for the online catalog, or request a catalog.


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