Native Plant Sales

Below is a list of 2021 native plant sales in our area listed by date. Please check back often as this list will be updated as new 2021 sale dates are finalized. Visit our Native Plant Nurseries page to find nurseries in our area that sell true native plants.

Tips for Native Plant Sales – Pre-order if possible or arrive before scheduled time for best selectionLook up information on specific native plants and locate plant pictures at the Illinois Wildflowers website.  Visit our Easy to Grow Native Plants page for suggestions on what to plant if you are just getting started with native plants. True native species have two names only.  Cultivars have a third name inside apostrophes.

February 5, Friday until December 31, Friday
Online ordering begins for Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale
Sales open until December 31, 2021. Minimum purchase of 18 pints, in any combination of plants. You do not need to log into Possibility Place’s website to shop. One-gallon trees and shrubs will ship beginning April 1. Additional perennial inventory will be available after April 15. Perennial plants will ship beginning May 15. Tree and shrub inventory will increase in June. Different sizes may be available in each species. Species available while supplies last. Possibility Place will notify you when your order ships. The Lake County Forest Preserves receives a portion of each sale, benefitting its educational programming.
Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale Online Store

March 1, Monday 
Last day to pre-order for Wild Ones Northern Kane County Annual Plant Sale
Pre-orders are open to Wild Ones members of any Wild Ones chapter. If you haven’t received a pre-order form for trees and shrubs from Majestic Oaks, for 38-plug flats from Midwest Groundcovers, or for full- and half-flats of pints from Midwest then please email Kim at [email protected] to request forms. Let her know what chapter you are a member of in the email. Pick-up Schedule for Pre-orders are as follows: Majestic Oaks Trees and Shrubs, May 7 at Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve (Times will be emailed.) Midwest Groundcovers + some plants to browse from Possibility Place, May 14 at Trout Park (Times will be emailed.)

March 1, Monday
Online ordering open for Schaumburg Park District  and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale
This year, we will accept On-Line Pre-Orders for Native Plants only. Pick up days are slated for both Saturday, May 22nd and Sunday, May 23rd. Pick up time will be within 2 hour window based on your last name but we will work with you if you can’t make it within the designated time slot. Focus is to stagger folks coming to pick up plants. All tasks dealing with pick up will be outdoors. Wearing of masks will be mandatory. 6 feet social distancing will be highly monitored by our volunteers. Plant pickup is Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL.
Schaumburg Park District  and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale Online Ordering

March 5, Friday 
Last day to order trees and shrubs for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Sale
Pick Up Date for trees and shrubs is Friday, April 16th, 8 am to 5:00 pm at the Kane-DuPage SWCD office 2315 Dean St. Suite 100, St. Charles, IL.
Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District 2021 Conservation Catalog and Order Form

March 15, Monday 
Online and phone ordering open for Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale
All orders (five-plant minimum) must be placed in advance online or by phone. There is no in-person shopping this year. Orders will be filled in the order they are received while supplies last based on supplier availability. On May 14 or 15 (you choose which day) pick up your order at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook, during the designated time slot based on the first letter of your last name. Pickups will be curbside with limited person-to-person contact. All proceeds from the sale will support educational programming at the Forest Preserve District. If you have any questions or would like to place an order by phone, call the Forest Preserve at 630-933-7247.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale Catalog 

April 18, Monday  
Online order deadline for Citizens for Conservation 25th Annual Plant Sale
Order pickups will be scheduled May 6-9 by appointment only, in order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. Due to unprecedented demand, appointments are now only available late Saturday afternoon and on Sunday morning. At this time we are not planning to hold an in-person sale, updates will be posted here. The pick-up location will be the same as last year, at the “Barns” area of Good Shepherd Hospital, across from CFC Headquarters, 459 W. Hwy 22, Lake Barrington, IL 60010.
Order Online for Citizens for Conservation Annual Plant Sale

April 23, Friday 
Last day to order for Cass D63 2021 Plant Sale
Pickup is ​Saturday, May 8th in Darien. All proceeds to benefit Cass d63 schools. Pre-order by April 23rd (the earlier the better, some may sell out.) $4 each – individual 2.5″ x 3.5″ deep pots (plants grown by Agrecol.) Max of 7 plants per species per order. Native plant gardeners available for design consult at pickup. Extra plants available to sell at pickup!
Cass D63 2021 Plant Sale Online Ordering for Native Plants

April 23, Friday 
Last Day to order plants and packages for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Sale
Pick Up Date for plants and packages is Friday, June 4th, 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Kane-DuPage SWCD office 2315 Dean St. Suite 100, St. Charles, IL.
Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District 2021 Conservation Catalog and Order Form

April 24, Saturday  Wheaton Park District Native Illinois Plant Sale 8:30 am – 11 am 
No pre-orders CASH or CHECK only.  Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL. Across from the Wheaton Police Station.  Low prices, goes fast.

April 30, Friday 
Last day to order for the Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Native Plant Sale
Members-only Pickup is Thursday, May 6, 3-7 pm. Pick-up and Public Sale is Friday, May 7, 3-7 pm and Saturday, May 8, 9 am – 2 pm. The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladen Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Blvd. and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL.
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Native Plant Sale Brochure

April 30, Friday, May 1, Saturday, May 2, Sunday  
Online ordering for The Conservation Foundation Rain Barrels, Native Plant, Tree & Shrub Sale
Online ordering begins on April 30th for the members of The Conservation Foundation. Online ordering is open to the public on May 1st and May 2nd. Contactless Pickup at McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville on Saturday, May 22nd from 8:30 am to 1 pm.
The Conservation Foundation Native Perennial List
The Conservation Foundation Native Tree and Shrub List

May 1, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale

No pre-orders. Over 100 species of flowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs; including prairie, wetland, shade and woodland. Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, 301 S. Colfax St., Griffith, IN 46319.
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale Plant List

Friday, May 7, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, May 8, 9 am – 2 pm
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Native Plant Sale

Pick-up and Public Sale is Friday, May 7, 3-7 pm and Saturday, May 8, 9 am – 2 pm. The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladen Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Blvd. and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL. Those wishing to purchase plants from those available on the pick-up days will be asked to respect social distancing and may have to wait their turn to browse.
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Native Plant Sale Brochure

May 18, Tuesday 
Last day to order for West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Pick up is June 3-5 at your choice of two sites. One is in Miller Meadow Forest Preserve in Maywood, IL and the other is at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center. Details about pick ups and to sign up for socially-distanced pick up times at our plant sale site. There is a 10 percent discount for Wild Ones members in any chapter. In the discount code area, use MEMSAVE10. West Cook Wild Ones is partnering with the Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Conservation @Home Program and the University of Illinois Extension for the Native Plant Sale.
West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale Online Ordering 

May 22, Saturday
Wild Ones Northern Kane County Ticketed Sale at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin
Plants from Taylor Creek Nursery, Possibility Place and more. Whether or not you’re a member of Wild Ones, you will need a free ticket on Eventbrite for an assigned time to enter the sale in order to maintain social distancing.
Register for Wild Ones Northern Kane County Ticketed Sale

August 18, Wednesday
Last day to order for Greater Kane County Wild Ones August Plant Sale
Plan to pick up your plants on September 10 at Schweitzer Environmental Center in Dundee
Greater Kane County Wild Ones August Plant Sale List of Available Forbs, Grasses and Sedges
Greater Kane County Wild Ones August Plant Sale Answers to your Questions
Greater Kane County Wild Ones August Plant Sale Order form for Trees and Shrubs
Greater Kane County Wild Ones August Plant Sale Order form for Forbs, Grasses and Sedges

September 15, Wednesday 5:00 PM
Last day to order for 2021 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Pickup is ​Sunset Park & Pool on Saturday, September 25th from 9:00 – 11:00am in Glen Ellyn. If you have any questions, please call Jan Roehll at 630-428-4500 ext. 121 or email her at [email protected].
2021 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale Online Ordering
2021 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale List
2021 Glen Ellyn Native Tree & Shrub Sale Descriptions

September 25, Saturday
Last day to order for Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Orders can be picked up from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 1st or 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, October 2nd. All trees and shrubs must be pre-ordered. They come in 5-gallon pots. If there is a species you would like that is not on the list, or you want a larger size, please contact the sale coordinator, Brian Hale at 815-289-2384 or by email at [email protected].
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2021 Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale Sale List and Order Form

October 15, Friday, 12:00 pm
Last day to order for The Conservation Foundation McDonald Farm Fall Annual Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Add the beauty, shade, and habitat that native trees and shrubs provide to your home landscape for less than $30 each. The sale opens on Monday, September 20th at 12:00pm and closes on Friday, October 15th at 12:00pm. Pick up your plants at The Conservation Foundation on Saturday, October 23rd from 8:30 – 11:00am. If you have any questions, please call Jan Roehll at 630-428-4500 ext. 121 or email her at [email protected].
McDonald Farm’s Annual Plant Sale List of Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines
McDonald Farm’s Annual Plant Sale Native Trees and Shrubs Descriptions
McDonald Farm’s Annual Plant Sale Online Ordering