Below is a list of 2020 native plant sales in our area listed by date. Due to COVID-19 the plant sale dates are subject to change and there are several 2020 sales that have been cancelled. Please check back as the date gets closer to confirm or check directly with the organization hosting the plant sale. 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 selection. Look 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.
March 6, 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 has been changed to Friday, May 29th, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation Spring 2020 Catalog & Order Form
April 13, Monday
CANCELLED Online order deadline for Citizens for Conservation Annual Plant Sale
Online plant order pickup will be in May at a date and location still to be determined. In person plant sale dates for May 2nd-3rd have been cancelled.
April 24, Friday
Last day to order prairie, pond and woodland plants for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Sale
Pick Up Date for prairie, pond and woodland plants is Friday, May 29th, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation Spring 2020 Catalog & Order Form
May 1, Friday
Pre-order deadline for The Conservation Foundation Native Tree & Shrub Pre-Sale
Pickup at McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville on May 8th or 9th. Pickups will be coordinated after order submission.
The Conservation Foundation Native Tree & Shrub Sale Order Form – Plant List
May 1, Friday, 8 am – May 3, Sunday, 11 pm
Online ordering open for McDonald Farm Online Veggie & Native Plant Sale
Pickup times will be scheduled on May 8th and 9th to follow social distancing guidelines. You will be able to choose a pickup date and time when you check out your online order. Pickup will be at McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville.
May 2, Saturday
Garden Club of Villa Park Plant Sale
This plant sale will include both native and non-native plants. Plants will be available for non contact pickup in Villa Park. Delivery is also available to locations in Bensenville, Addison, Villa Park, Elmhurst and Lombard only. All plants must be ordered and paid for online. You will be asked to choose a pick up or delivery window hour. Deliveries and pick up will be between 11 am and 3 pm.
Garden Club of Villa Park Native Plant List
May 2, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
POSTPONED Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale
This plant sale will not be on May 2nd as originally scheduled. Please check back for new date and details. No pre-orders. Over 100 species of flowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs; including prairie, wetland, shade and woodland.
Gibson Woods Nature Center, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond, IN.
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale Plant List
May 2 & 3, Saturday/Sunday, 9 am – 3 pm
CANCELLED Citizens for Conservation 24th Annual Native Plant Sale
459 W. Highway 22 in Lake Barrington, Barn Area of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.
May 3, Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm
CANCELLED Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee 2020 Native Plant Sale
No pre-orders CASH or CHECK only. Over 150 total species for every environment.
8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake.
WPPC Native Plants List for Sale
May 7, Thursday, 3 pm – 7 pm
May 8, Friday, 3 pm – 7 pm
May 9, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
May 15, Friday, 3 pm – 7 pm
May 16, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Native Plant Sale
To obtain the Native Plant Sale brochure and order form please email Constance McCarthy at [email protected]. For pick-up on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, May 7, 8, or 9, please return the form by Tuesday, May 5. Payment for advance orders will be by PayPal (no need to already have a PayPal account) OR by cash, check, or credit card at the time of pick-up. Curbside pick-up will be available for those not wishing to get out of their car. Barring last minute issues with the supplier, all plants listed in the brochure will be available for sale to in-person shoppers, as well. Quantities may be limited, so shop early for best selection. Customers must respect social distancing requirements and are requested to wear a mask. If the sale becomes congested, you may have to wait your turn to shop so that social distancing can be respected.
Paulson Farm, 4601 Paulson Rd., Caledonia (near SportScore2 and the Northeast YMCA).
May 9, Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm & May 10, Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale
Independence Grove, 16400 West Buckley Road Libertyville.
Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale Plant List
May 13, Wednesday
Last day to order for West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Online sales will close at 5 pm. Pick Up Date is Saturday, June 6th, 10 am to 2:00 pm. When placing your order, you will select one of two pickup locations, in Maywood or Lemont. Provisions for social distancing will be in place as conditions dictate. This year, 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 15, Friday 4 pm to 8 pm (Ticketed Event Only) & May 16, Saturday 9 am to 2 pm (Free Event)
CANCELLED Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale (There may be an online sale to replace this in person sale. Please check back for updates.)
No pre-orders. There will be more than 100 species of native perennials, trees and shrubs available for sale, all supplied by Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, IL.
Sugar Creek Administration Center, 17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet.
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale – 2019 Plant List (The plant sale list for 2020 has not been finalized yet)
May 17, Sunday
Last day to pre-order for Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale
The sale has changed to preorders with scheduled curbside pickups only. There will not be a tent sale this year. You will receive an invoice before May 31 via email with steps on how to securely pay for your plants online. On June 5 or June 6 (you choose which day) pick up your order at Mayslake Peabody Estate at 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook, during the designated time slot based on the first letter of your last name. Pickups are curbside with limited person-to-person contact.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale Catalog
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale Order Form
May 17, Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm
CANCELLED Schaumburg Park District and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale
Pre-order pickup is May 16th from 11 am to 1 pm and also on the date of the sale.
Meineke Nature Center at Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
May 30, Saturday, 8:30 am – 11 am
CANCELLED Wheaton Park District Native Illinois Plant Sale
No pre-orders CASH or CHECK only. Low prices, goes fast.
Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton. (Across from the Wheaton Police Station.)
Wheaton Park District Native Plants List for Sale
Check back in August for more information on Citizens for Conservation Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale. (Online pre-ordering will be in August and plant sale will take place in September.)