Native Plant Sales: Chicago Area

Arrive BEFORE the scheduled time for best selection, prioritize your list.
 (Area Nursery inventory at bottom) See plant pictures at: http://www.illinoiswildflowers  

True native species have two names only.  “Cultivars” have a third name inside apostrophes.  “Nativars” are plants that no longer participate in natural reproduction patterns; use natives instead.

April 16, ongoing into summer  PRIVATE SALE: Gail Lord, Wild Ones member, is moving.  She has savanna and woodland plants for sale.  Dig your own;very reasonable prices.  Bring bags; shovels provided. Call for appointment 630-297-8697.  Leave message if no answer.  Downers Grove

Pre-order deadlines and sales are listed in date order.

March 18, Friday Final order day for trees & shrubs, Kane – DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District 2019 Catalog     Pick-up on Friday,  April 26, Kane County Fairgrounds St. Charles.

April 10, Tuesday Final pre-order day for Citizens for Conservation  Pickup pre-orders May 3; Plant Sale Open to Public May 4-5th 459 W. Hwy 22, Lake Barrington, IL 60010CFC 2019 Sale

April 13, Saturday.  Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale, 8AM-1PM.  Over 100 species, planting advice provided.  Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49 Chesterton, IN.  Take Hwy. 49 north of Hwy.12.  IN Dunes Map  (219) 926-1390.

April 15, Mon Final pre-order day for DuPage Forest Preserve Plant Sale. Orders filled in order of receipt.  Pickup May 10,  Mayslake Peabody Estate Oakbrook.  Open to Public May 10-11.     

April 22, Monday.  Last day to order forbs & grasses.  Kane – DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District. Forbs and Grasses;Pollinator and Rain Garden packages Kane-DuPage SWDC 2019 Spring Catalog.   Pickup Friday, May 31, 8AM – 4:30PM at Kane-DuPage SWCD office 2315 Dean St.,  St. Charles. MapQuest pickup: Kane DuPage SWCD Offices

April 20 & 21, Friends of Volo Bog Native Tree and Shrub Sale,  Saturday(10-2)/Sunday(11-2)   Pre-order by April 13.  Pick-up Behind the Visitor Center at Volo Bog State Natural Area.    Volo Tree & Shrub Order Form   Friends of Volo Bog Info  28478 W. Brandenburg Rd., Ingleside Volo Bog Entrance

April 21, 2019, pre-order from this link through 11:59pm for The Conservation Foundation’s 2019 Native Plant Sale.    Pickup at the McDonald Farm Plant Sale on May 11th.  A limited selection of natives and a plethora of organic vegetable seedlings will be available for sale.

April 26, pre-order deadline, Villa Park Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.  at the Villa Park Historical Society Outdoor Pavilion, 220 S. Villa Ave., Villa Park, IL  60181To pre-order, Click Here

Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28, 2019  Open only to Arboretum members with pre-purchased timed tickets from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday. During these hours, shoppers will not be admitted before the time on their tickets.  Open to both members and visitors with paid admission from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.  LOCATION: Parking Lot 33  on the West Side.

April 27, Saturday.  Wheaton Park District Annual Plant Sale 8:30AM-11AM.  2019 Plant list  here.  No pre-orders and CASH or CHECK only.  Low prices!  Come early! Long line. Plants go fast!!    Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, across from the Wheaton Police Station. 

April 30 (6pm) Pre-order deadline for Riverwoods Plant Sale.   Pickup Friday, May 17 (1-4pm) and Saturday, May 18 (11am-1pm)  Place Your Order On-Line  

Wednesday, May 1 pre-order deadline for Plano Middle School 7th Annual Native Plant Sale, sponsored by Leadership Students to raise funds for native landscape improvements at the school and encourage homeowners to incorporate plants that support Illinois wildlife into their yards. Pick-up date Wednesday,  May 15,  2:40-6:00 p.m. at the Maintenance Building behind the Administration Office at 802 S. Hale Street.  

May 4, Saturday. Gibson Woods Wild Ones 19th Native Plant Sale 9AM  – 2PM.  Gibson Woods Nature Center, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, IN.  Plant List here.    Take 169th or 165th to Parrish Ave.,  go north to end of street. 

May 4, Saturday. 9AM -1PM   Downers Grove Organic Gardeners Plant Sale  Start your garden with organic vegetables, herbs, perennials and natives.  Enter parking lot off of Sheldon Ave. Proceeds from this sale support DGOG’s mission to encourage sustainable gardening practices.   Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove.  Enter from Sheldon Ave., park in north lot.  

May 4, Saturday.  Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale  10AM-1PM . Hawthorn Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Dr., Elgin.   NE corner of US 20 (Lake St.) and Randall Rd.  Come early for the best selection.  128 species of native plants, some in plugs and some in pints as well as a selection of native shrubs and trees from Majestic Oaks Nursery.  Cash, check and credit accepted.  Prices are $3.50 for plugs, $5.50 for pints, $6.50 for fern pints, $22 for 3 gallons shrubs/trees, $25 for 5 gall0n.   Visit the Northern Kane Wild Ones web site for a detailed plant list.

May 4, Saturday 8-1. Opening Day!  Woodstock Farmer’s Market May and June Saturdays only 8AM – 1PM.  Red Buffalo Nursery presents from their inventory. 

May 4 & 5, Saturday/ Sunday.  Citizens for Conservation 22nd Annual Native Plant Shrub and Tree Sale  9AM – 3PM  For plant lists, see  CFC 2019 Sale.    10%member discount.  Pre-orders due April 10 and may be picked up one day early, Friday May 3, 11AM-6PM.    459 W. Highway 22 in Lake Barrington at Hospital and Barn Pickup

May 5, Sunday.  Wildflower Preservation and Propogation Committee  Noon-3PM.  Over 150 species available! Native plants for every environment: prairie, savanna, woodland and wetland. (Quantities are limited.) Best native plant prices around!  Come early for the best selection. Books and field guides are available for purchase.  Check or cash only… sorry, no credit cards. ATM on site. McHenry County College Cafeteria, Indoors!  8900 US Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake.  

May 5, Sunday Final pre-order day for Schaumburg Garden Club May 19-20 Sale   Schaumburg Plants & Pics (see May 20 below)

May 5 , Sunday Final pre-order day for Kendall County FPD.  Pickup day June 1, Harris Forest Preserve, Yorkville Plant selection 2019.

May 11, Saturday.  Growin’ Green Garden Market at SCARCE   9AM – 1PM. Food scrap amended compost, sustainably grown seedlings, NE Illinois native plants (extra plants from the Wheaton Plant Sale; good prices!) Rain barrels, local honey.  Meet local farmers, learn about the CSA model and sign up for a produce subscription.   799 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn.

May 11 & 12,  Forest Preserve District of DuPage Native  Plant Sale   11AM – 7PM (Fri.), Sat 9-2.      2019 Catalog & Order Form Pictures shown: DuPage Plant PicsPre-orders March 12 – April 16 by email, phone or mail. Tented. Mayslake Peabody Estate  1717 W. 31st St., Oak Brook

May 10 & 11, Friday/Saturday.  Rock River Valley Wild Ones Online Native Prairie Plant Sale  The chapter offers affordable native plant species for woodland, wetland (rain garden) and sunny locations in its annual native plant sale. The brochure will be available by April 14.  Orders are due April 27th.   Pick up dates and times will be, Friday, May 10, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Saturday, May 11, 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.  Order early! Supplies are limited. Orders are taken through the due dates and will be filled in the order received. In the event of shortages, you will have a choice of substitution or refund. We may not be able to notify you before pickup time of crop failures or sold out plants. Other plants may be available for substitution at the pickup location.  Additional plants are available at the pickup site. Browsers are welcome! Because we cannot ensure availability or selection of the extra plants, it is wise to pre-order the plants you want.  Pick up Location:  4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladen Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Blvd. and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL.

May 11, Saturday  8AM-1PM  The Conservation Foundation Plant Sale and Open House. We will have a variety of plants for sale including organic vegetable seedlings and native plants! There will be childrens activities and other fun gifts and gear available for sale as well. Make sure to register for one (or all) of the tours as well!         Mc Donald Farm 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville

May 11 & 12, Saturday 9AM -3PM/ Sunday 10AM – 2PM. Purchase native flowers and woody plants, a rain barrel (Saturday only) or a compost bin. As you shop, learn about eco-friendly practices to benefit your home, pocketbook, and community. Educators will be available onsite at the sale to answer your questions. Download the  2019 Plant List searchable by species.  North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove, 16400 West Buckley Rd., Libertyville

May 11, Saturday.  8am – 11am.  Lake Katherine Native Plant Sale   “a variety of native wildflowers and grasses”.  Lake Katherine Events  7402 W. Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens

May 11, Saturday. 2019 Native Plant SaleGo Green Wilmette 9AM – 2PM. 44 Forbs, 1 Fern, 8 Grasses/ Sedges, 7 Trees/Shrubs.  Butterfly, Shade and Rain Garden PACKAGE KITS.  Website is instructive, includes filters: Go Green Plant Sale. Cash, check or credit card.    West Park3555 Lake Ave. 
Wilmette, IL 60091 United States 
+ Google Map.

May 11, Saturday. 39th Plant & Bake Sale 7:30AM until sold out. No list, natives with herbs and vegetables.   811 S. West St, Naperville 

May 11, Saturday 8AM.  Bull Valley Garden Club.  Limited selection, Red Buffalo natives, no plant list.  In the parking lot of Bohn’s Ace Hardware, Rt. 47 Woodstock.

May 15, Wednesday 2:40 – 6:00PM. Pickup Day for Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale 2019.    802 S. Hale, Plano Plano Middle School.

May 17, Friday  Will County FPD Bringing Nature Home Native Plants Pre-Sale & Fundraiser Event 4PM – 8PM  Tickets May 18,  Saturday  9AM – 2PM,  Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale.  No pre-orders. All Natives, exhibitors, rain or shine!  Plant List coming soon at Will County FPD Plant Sale  Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 Laraway Rd., Joliet 815-727-8700.  Mapquest link: Sugar Creek Offices

May 18, Saturday 9AM – 2PM.  2018 Extension Master Gardener Sale. Plant List TBD.  100 S Hwy 45, Grayslake.  847-223-8627 . U of I Extension – Grayslake

May 18, Saturday, May 19, Sunday.  Schaumburg Park District  and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale 10AM-2PM  Tented, Pre-orders made thru May 6th may be picked up one day early Saturday May 18 1-3PM. Day of sales too.  Accepting both credit cards and mail in checks for plants and pre-orders. Schaumburg 2019 Native Plant Sale 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 847-706-6767   Spring Valley Nature Center

May 19, Sunday Final pre-order day for the 2019 West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale.  Oak Park  (see June 1 below).

June 1, 2019. Saturday 10AM-1PMKendall County FPD.  Large selection may be pre-ordered; fewer available day of sale.  Plant selection 2019 Pre-order by May 5th.   Pickup at:  Harris Forest Preserve, 10460 Rt Hwy 71, Yorkville.  West of Hwy 47. 

June 1, Saturday, 10AM – 2PM. 2019 West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale.   Searchable web page, 10% Member discount.  Some items sell out.  Pre-orders due May 19.  405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park,  Euclid Methodist Church Pickup

June 1, Saturday 10AM – 2PM. Bargain Bulb & Plant Sale. Unsold inventory from the May 20 Schaumburg Plant Sale, discounted.  1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, 847-706-6767   Spring Valley Nature Center

September 2019, Saturday.  Date TBD Citizens for Conservation Tree & Shrub Sale 9:30 – Noon.

September 21, 2019, Saturday  – Orders are due  Rock River Wild Ones Native Tree and Shrub Sale  Pick up dates will be, 
September 27, Friday 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and
 September 28, Saturday 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Brochure will be available early September.


Woodstock Farmer’s Market, May and June Saturdays only 8AM – 1PM.  Red Buffalo Nursery presents from their inventory.  More info from this link: Woodstock Map

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

Nursery Inventories:
NAPERVILLE Nursery  (type “native” in search box.  True native species have two names only.)
AURORA Nursery  (type “native” in search box.  True native species have two names only.)
MONEE Nursery Plant List
ST CHARLES/ Midwest Gr Plant List (select natives in “Plant Category” box; East of Fox River, by Bartlett)
ST. CHARLES/WASCO Plant Finder (West of Fox River) or see: Wasco Nursery Native Plants
BATATVIA Private Sales
RICHMOND Nursery Plant List  Open House: May 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 10AM – 4PM.
HARVARD Nursery Plant List
MARENGO Nursery Trees 
Northern IN Plant List Updated weekly.

NEAR YOU: Many other nurseries sell the NGN brand of true natives.  Ask for NGN Natives.  NGN brand Zip Code Locator Cities listed by area: 2018 NGN-Nurseries