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 as new information becomes available. A list of nurseries that sell native plants follows.
Citizens for Conservation
Onsite sale will take place May 4-5 2019 from 9am-3pm and will be held on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, IL. Pre-order online until April 14. 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 11th, 2019 9am-3pm Sunday, May 12, 10am- 2pm
16490 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
Openlands Native Tree & Plant sale
Order online by April 28 for best prices and widest selections. Preorder pickup May 17-18 and May 24-25 10am to 3pm. Visit the pop up shop for on sight purchases May 18-31 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays) 9am-3pm, located at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve, 32492 Almond Rd. Grayslake, IL.
Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
Sunday May 5, 2019 at McHenry County College
Noon to 3 pm. 150 Species of forbs, grasses and ferns.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Plant Sale
Spring plant orders March 1-May 6, 2019. This is a pre-order plant sale with plant pick-up on May 1o from 10am-3pm and May 11 9-11am at the TLC office,
4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098
Wild Ones: Rock River Valley Chapter Native Plant Sale
Plant orders information pending
Pick up pending
Schaumburg Community Garden Club Native Plant Sale
Pre-order now thru May 3, 2019. Plant Pick up Saturday, May 18th & Sunday May 19, 2019
Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
Pre-order now thru May 1, 2019 pick up May 11th, 2019 9am-12pm
2453 Vollmer Rd, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
West Cook Wild Ones Spring 2019 Native Plant Sale
Order online now. Pickup is Saturday, June 1, 2019 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church parking lot, 405 S. Euclid Ave. in Oak Park.
Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Pre-order by April 22, 2019 for prairie, pond and woodland plants. Pick up May 31, 2019
2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175
Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:30am-11pm
Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Dr, Wheaton, IL
DuPage Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
Friday, May 10, 2019 11am-7pm & Saturday May11,2019 9am -2pm
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523
The Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale
Pre-order now through April 21, 2019. Pickup May 11, 2019 8am-1pm.
McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
The Nature Foundation -Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 9am-2pm
Sugar Creek Administration Center 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10am-1pm
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr., Elgin, IL 60123
Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
Online orders due May 5, 2019, in-person sale/pick-up Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10am-12pm
Harris Forest Preserve, 10460 Rt Hwy 71, Yorkville, IL 60560
Wild Ones Illinois Prairie Chapter Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 8am – 1pm
Evergreen FS Building
402 N Hershey Rd, Bloomington, IL 61704
Grand Prairie Friends Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11th, 2019, 8AM-1PM
201 Lincoln Square, Urbana, IL 61801
Illinois Native Plant Society Central Chapter Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9am-1pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion
Springfield, IL 62702
Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Friday April 12, 2019 12pm Saturday, April 12, 2019 12pm
Dunes Visitors Center 1215 N. State Road 49, Chesterton, IN
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4, 2019
6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN 46323
Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
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
28 West 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL 60190
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
41W781 Route 64, St. Charles, IL 60175
Tel: (630) 584-4424 (West of Randall Road)
Byron Nursery (Wholesale only)
St. Charles, IL 60174
Linda?s Loves (charitable)
4509 Wilson Ave., Downers Grove.
Tel: (630) 971-2411 by appointment only.
Email: Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Suburban Locations
Blazing Star Nursery
2107 Edgewood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Tree and Shrub Nursery in Marengo, IL
They have a selection of natives included in their stock.
Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Rd., Richmond, IL, McHenry County
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.