Native Plant Sales

2018 Chicago Area Native Plant Sales

2018 Chicagoland Native Plant Sales are listed above!

All Chicago area plant sales are listed in the above 2018 link, as are the nurseries that sell true native plants.

Arrive before scheduled time for best selection.

ALL Chicagoland native plant species sold/listed link from this page!  (Nursery inventory at bottom)

Locate plant pictures at:

True native species have two names only.  ?Cultivars? have a third name inside apostrophes.

Everyday:  See Nursery list at bottom of page, or here: Native Plant Nurseries

March 31, TuesdayEarly-bird ordering deadline for discounts to Natural Communities purchases.  Over 100 species.  Use the code “Early Bird” in the Order Summary box at checkout for a 10% discount at: Natural Communities Orders   Schedule pickups in Batavia after online purchase, or at Natural Communities Pickup Locations .  Greater DuPage Wild Ones members may contact first to get a 20% discount special code. Join DuPage Wild Ones

March 31, Tuesday.  Pre-order deadline for West Cook Wild Ones (see May 17th).  Doug Tallamy is speaking at a conference at the same place and day; order plants and register for the conference.  45 forbs, 7 trees, 17 shrubs, 6 grasses/sedges.  Pickup at Dominican University, River Forest on May 17, Sunday.  West Cook Wild Ones 2015 Plant Sale

April 10, Friday.  Pre-order deadline for Citizens for Conservation (see May 2nd).  Trees and shrubs by pre-order only.  Citizens for Conservation 2015 Plant Sale

April 17, Friday.  Pre-order deadline for Schaumburg (see May 3rd).  Check or money-order only.  Pre-orders may be picked up one day early on Saturday May 2, 1-3p.m.

April 18, Saturday.  Earth Day Celebration.  11:00 am – 3:00 pm  Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, IL.  Varied presenter sales. No pre-orders.  Geneva Earth Day  MapQuest map:

April 20 Monday.  Pre-order deadline for Rock River Valley Native Woodland Plant Sale (see April 24th). Rock River Wild Ones 2015 Woodland Plant Sale

April 24 & 25, Friday/Saturday.  Rock River Valley Wild Ones Native Woodland Plant Sale 3PM (Fri)/ 9AM (Sat).  25 Woodland plant forbs, 5 Woodland grasses/sedges, 5 Woodland Ferns.  15813 Anderson Rd., Durand, IL.  Rock River Wild Ones 2015 Woodland Plant Sale

April 25 Saturday.  Illinois Native Plant Society 9AM.  2015 List TBD.  2014 had 75 species of shrubs and trees, 101forbs.  Commodities Pavilion, across from the Grandstand at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield.  INPS 2015 Plant Sale

April 25, Saturday.  Wheaton Park District 15th Annual Plant Sale 8:30 AM.  109 forbs, 48 shrubs, 31 trees, 20 grasses/sedges, 8 ferns and 2 vines.  No pre-orders CASH or CHECK only.  Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton.  Across from the Wheaton Police Station.  Low prices, goes fast. Wheaton PD 2015 Native Plant Sale

April 25, SaturdayPre-order deadline for presenter pickup at Green Earth Fair, Naperville (see May 3rd).  Natural Communities Orders

April 27, Monday.  Last day to order butterfly, hummingbird and pond PACKAGES.  Kane ? DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District.  Pick-up date is Wednesday May 13, 2014  at Kane-DuPage SWCD office 2315 Dean St., St. CharlesKane/DuPage Soil & Water 2015 Plant Sales

April 27 Monday.  Pre-order deadline for Rock River Valley Native Prairie Plant Sale (see May 15th). Rock River Wild Ones 2015 Prairie Plant Sale

April 30, Thursday.  5PM Pre-order deadline for Forest Preserve of DuPage County (see May 8th). FPD DuPage 2015 Native Plant Sale

May 2, Saturday.  Northern Kane County Wild Ones 10AM  Hawthorn Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr., ElginNorthern Kane Wild Ones 2015 Plant Sale  NE corner of US 20 (Lake St.) and Randall.

May 2, Saturday. Gibson Woods Plant 15th Native Plant Sale 9AM  “Over 100 species of Native Plants”  for 2015. 2014 had 114 forbs, 21 grass and sedges, 12 trees, and 12 ferns.  Gibson Woods Nature Center, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, IN.  MapQuest link for directions: Gibson Woods MapQuest  For ordering:  2015 list nearing completion mid-March 2015.  All Natives, no cultivars!!!

May 2 & 3, Saturday/ Sunday.  Citizens for Conservation19th Annual Native Plant Shrub and Tree Sale  9AM – 3PM  98 plant forb species, 21 grass and sedges, 36 shrubs, 36 trees, and 9 ferns.  Sorted packages available.  Trees and shrubs by pre-order only, pre-orders may be picked up one day early, Friday.  459 W. Highway 22 in Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.  Citizens for Conservation 2015 Plant Sale  See 5-5-15 Unsold CFC Inventory for special pricing on unsold items marked with an “X” and call Ginger at 847-331-3568 for questions on pickups.

May 3, Sunday.  12th Green Earth Fair, 12:30-5:00.  McDonald Farm 10 S 404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville.  630-664-5681.  Varied presenter sales. Website: Green Earth Fair 2015 MapQuest:  McDonald Farm  Directions:

May 3, Sunday.  Schaumburg Park District  and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale 10AM   69 plant forb species, 8 grasses, 1 vine, 2 trees, 8 shrubs and 5 ferns  Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 847-706-6767 Schaumburg Native Plant Sale 2015 for plants and pre-orders.  Mapquest link:

May 3, Sunday.  Wildflower Preservation and Propogation Committee   Over 150 total species for every  environment.  8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake.  (Date probable as of mid-March) WPPC Plant Sale 2015

May4, MondayPre-order deadline for Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale (pre-order only).  24 Forbs, including Woodland, Prairie, and Rain Garden, 3 Grasses.    Pickup date May 20, Wednesday 2:40 – 6:30PM at 804 S. Hale Street, Plano,IL 60545. MapQuest:  Order Form: Plano Plant Sale or call Amy at 630-392-4394.

May 8 & 9, Friday/Saturday.   Forest Preserve of DuPage Native plant sale 9AM  55 forbs, 6 grasses/sedges, 7 shrubs, 6 trees.  Pre-orders may be picked up one day early, Thursday.  Mayslake Peabody Estate,1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook.  FPD DuPage 2015 Native Plant Sale   Pictures shown.  MapQuest:

May 9th, Saturday.  Pre-order deadline for West Chicago?s Blooming Fest (see May 16th). Natural Communities Orders

May 15 & 16, Friday/Saturday.  Rock River Valley Wild Ones Native Prairie Plant Sale 5PM (Fri)/ 11AM (Sat).  44 Forbs, 11 Grasses/Sedges.  4601 Paulson Rd., Caledonia ILRock River Wild Ones 2015 Prairie Plant Sale  Exit Riverside east of I-90, MapQuest:

May 16, Saturday.  West Chicago Blooming Fest, 9AM.  Varied presenter sales.  West Chicago MapQuest:  West Chicago Blooming Fest

May 17, Sunday.  West Cook Wild Ones, Native Plant Sale and Conference 1:30 PM.  45 forbs, 7 trees, 17 shrubs, 6 grasses/sedges.  Pickup pre orders at Dominican University, River Forest. Pictures shown; conference with Doug Tallamy can be added to plant order shopping cart on this site: West Cook Wild Ones 2015 Plant Sale

May 23?, Saturday.  Date TBD.  Midewin  National Tallgrass Prairie Discontinued in 2015.

May 30, Saturday.  Forest Preserve District of Will County Native Plant Sale 9AM. “More than 100 species of perennials, shrubs, and trees.”  No pre-orders.  Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 Laraway Rd., Joliet 815-727-8700.  Mapquest link: 2014 Plant list: Info:  Will County FPD 2015 Native Plant Sale All Natives, exhibitors, rain or shine!

August 31, Monday.  Pre-order deadline for Citizens for Conservation (see Septmber 19).  Order form and plant list at CFC 2015 Shrub & Tree Sale

September 19, Saturday 9:30am – Noon.  Citizens for Conservation’s 2015 Fall  Native Shrub and Tree Sale. 24 trees and 29 shrubs only by pre-order by 8-31; pre-orders may be picked up at  459 W. Highway 22 in Lake Barrington, across from Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Pictures, prices, and description: CFC 2015 Pics & Info

September 26, Saturday.  Pre-order deadline for Rock River Valley Native Shrub and Tree Sale (see October 2 & 3).

October 2 and 3, Friday/Saturday.  Rock River Valley Wild Ones Shrub and Tree Sale.  trees,  shrubs, and vines Rockford Area Wild Ones

NATIVE PLANT NURSERIES may be found at this page: Native Plant Nurseries

Plant Lists to the Native Plant Nurseries:
NAPERVILLE Nursery  (type ?native? in search box)
AURORA Nursery  (type ?native? in search box)
MONEE Nursery Plant List
ST CHARLES Nursery Plant List NGN
DOWNERS GROVE Private Sales Fall 2015 see: Linda’s Loves Natives Plants 2015
BATATVIA Private Sales
McHENRY Area Nursery Plant List

Please call ahead, or check terms for ordering.