Below is a list of 2023 native plant sales in our area listed by date. Please check back often as this list will be updated as new 2023 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 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.
February 10, Friday
Last day to pre-order for Wild Ones Greater Kane County Annual Plant Sale
To place a pre-order, you must be a member of Wild Ones. Pre-orders are open to Wild Ones members of any Wild Ones chapter.
Order Form for Trees and Shrubs from Majestic Oaks
Order Form for Ferns from Possibility Place
Order Form for Pints and Plugs from Midwest Groundcovers
Reference List of Full Flats from Midwest Groundcovers
You will be notified by email when to pick up your plants. Planned dates below:
Pick up shrubs and trees at Schweitzer Environmental Center on April 28th.
Pick up flats of pints and plugs at Gray Willows Farm in Campton Township on May 6th.
Pick up ferns at Gray Willows on May 12th or wait till the public sale on May 13th.
Click here for more information on how to order.
March 1, Wednesday
Last Day to order for Sag Moraine Spring 2023 Native Plant Sale
Four new design packages by Wild World Gardens will be offered this year which will include all plants needed for the designs. Pick-up: Sat. June 3, 2022, 9am-2pm, Moraine Valley Community College parking lot D3 (9000 W. College Pkwy in Palos Hills)
Sag Moraine Spring 2023 Native Plant Sale Online Ordering
March 1, Wednesday – April 21, Friday
Online ordering for Schaumburg Park District and Schaumburg Community Garden Club Plant Sale
We offer native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees on our website. Most of the prairie plants are provided as small 2.5″ plugs 2 -3 years old with a fully developed root system in a 5” deep soil mass. Most woodland arrive in 3 – 4-½” pots. All trees and shrubs come as 5-gallon potted plants. Pick up days are slated for both Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st. Just like last year, 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 based on CDC mandates at the time. 6 feet social distancing will be highly monitored by our volunteers. Plant pickup is Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd., Schaumburg, IL. Call Spring Valley Nature Center at (847) 985-2100 if you have any questions.
March 1, Wednesday – April 16, Sunday
Online ordering for Citizens for Conservation Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale
Online ordering begins March 1st and closes on April 16th or when capacity if full. Pick-up dates for on-line orders will be May 5th and 6th at Hill ‘N Dale Preserve located at 11801 Ridge Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois. There will be an in-person sale for members on May 5th and the public in-person sale will be on May 6th and May 7th at Hill ‘N Dale Preserve.
March 17, 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 21st, 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 Spring 2023 Catalog & Order Form
April 1, Friday 9:00 AM – April 30th, Sunday
Online ordering for The Nature Foundation of Will County Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
This year’s spring sale features over 100 species of flowering plants including a selection of spring ephemerals as well as sedges, grasses and, new for this year, ferns! There is also a selection of native trees and shrubs that will be available for the online sale. Orders placed online must be picked up on Saturday, May 20 or Sunday, May 21 at the Isle a la Cache Preserve, 501 E. Romeo Road (135th Street) in Romeoville. There will also be an in-person “pop-up” sale on the pickup days. Check out our Learn & Grow page to register for one of our free native plant seminars or download a variety of plant lists, garden design ideas, and other resources!
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale Native Plant List
Bringing Nature Home Spring Native Plant Collections
Bringing Nature Home Native Tree and Shrub List
CANCELED April 28, Friday
Last day to order plants for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Sale
Pick Up Date for plants is Friday, June 2nd, 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 Spring 2023 Catalog & Order Form
April 28, Friday
Last day to pre-order for Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter Native Plant Sale
Choose from over 55 carefully selected native plant species for rain gardens, butterfly gardens, pollinator gardens, and to attract insects and birds. The plant sale brochure includes information that will help you select plants for your gardening needs. Members-only pickup is on Thursday, May 11 from 3 to 7 p.m., followed by order pickups and public sales on Friday, May 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available on pickup days to assist you with your purchases and if you have questions. This year over 35 plant species will be offered that are not on the brochure and will be available at the public sale dates only. The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladin Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Boulevard and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL. A map will be in the native plant sale brochure.
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2023 Native Plant Sale Brochure
April 29, Saturday, 8:30 am – 11 am
City of Wheaton Illinois Plant Sale, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and Wheaton Park District Native Illinois Plant Sale
Cash will NOT be accepted. Payment must be made by check or credit card. Wheaton Public Works Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL. Low prices, goes fast.
Wheaton 2023 Native Illinois Plant List
May 4, Thursday, May 5, Friday, May 6, Saturday, May 7, Sunday
Online ordering for The Conservation Foundation McDonald Farm Annual Plant Sale
Online ordering of kits begins on May 4th for the members of The Conservation Foundation. Online ordering of kits is open to the public beginning May 5th through May 7th. Pickup is at McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville on Friday, May 12nd from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. There will also be an in-person sale on these days at McDonald Farm. Native plants, organic veggie and herb starts, rain barrels, organic compost and more will be available at the in-person sale along with tours of the farm. Please check back closer to the event for a link to the online ordering form.
May 5, Friday, 3 pm
Online ordering deadline for Friends of Volo Bog Native Shrub & Tree Sale
Order early – supplies are limited. Order Pick-up Saturday, May 13, 2023 10 am-2 pm at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL, behind the Visitor Center. All proceeds will support educational programs, projects, and events at Volo Bog State Natural Area.
Friends of Volo Bog Native Shrub & Tree Sale Order Form
Friends of Volo Bog Native Shrub & Tree Sale Species Descriptions
May 5, Friday, 11 am to 5 pm, (Members Only)
May 6, Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm (Public Sale)
May 7, Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm (Public Sale)
Citizens for Conservation Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree In-Person Sale
24,000 native forbs, grasses, trees, and shrubs have been ordered for the in-person sale. The Citizens for Conservation online native plant database provides details on hundreds of native plants. It also has a great filtering capability: in addition to common filters such as sun and water, you can also filter by color; by tolerance to deer, rabbit, or black walnut; and by species that you want to attract, such as hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and bees. And if you’re buying a tree or a shrub, you can learn forbs, grasses, sedges, and ferns grow well with your selection. Location for the sale is at Hill ‘N Dale Preserve located at 11801 Ridge Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois.
May 6, Saturday
SCARCE Growin’ Green Garden Market
Native plants will be available along with organic vegetable and herb seedlings, compost, rain barrels, workshops, crafts, music, eco-vendors, and gardening books. Location is SCARCE 800 S Rohlwing Rd (IL Rt 53), Addison, IL
About 1/2 mile north of North Ave on the west side of the street.
May 6, Saturday, 9 am – 3 pm
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale
Over 100 species of flowers, grasses, sedges and shrubs including prairie, wetland, shade and woodland. This outdoor event is RAIN or SHINE – please dress accordingly. Please bring your own boxes. Checks or credit/debit cards preferred. Arrive early for best selection! Location is Lake Etta County Park, 4801 W 29th Ave Gary, IN 46406.
Gibson Woods Wild Ones Annual Native Plant Sale Flyer
May 7, Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm
The Wildlife Preservation & Propagation Committee Native Plant Sale
Over 150 quality, locally grown, native plant species are available including plants for every environment: prairie, savanna, woodland, and wetland. Many of our members are on hand to answer questions and help with getting the right plant in the right environment. Plan on arriving early for the best selection because people start lining up around 11:00 a.m. A little pre-planning is helpful so you know where to go for what you are looking for. Quantities may be limited and due to crop failure, some may not be available. There will also be a book table with an extensive selection of titles on our natural world.
WPPC Native Plant List
WPPC Native Garden Plans
May 11, Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm
May 12, Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
College of DuPage Native Plant Sale
In partnership with the COD Horticultural Spring Plant Sale, the Natural Areas Team will be offering native plant plugs grown by students. Species selection is limited this year. Credit cards only. Location for the sale is TEC Greenhouse, 425 Fawell Rd., Glen Ellyn. For more information, contact Anna Bakker at Bakkera2107cod.edu or 630-942-3919.
May 11, Thursday, 3 pm – 7 pm (Members Only)
May 12, Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm (Public Sale)
May 13, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm (Public Sale)
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter Native Plant Sale
Sale will be at 4601 Paulson Rd. (same as Paladen Parkway), Caledonia IL, just off East Riverside Blvd. and I-90 on the east side of Rockford, IL. In addition to the over 55 native plant species that were available for pre-order there will be over 35 plant species offered at the public sale that are not on the brochure. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available on pickup days to assist you with your purchases and if you have questions.
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter 2023 Native Plant Sale Brochure
May 12, Friday, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May 13, Saturday, 8:30 am to 1 pm
The Conservation Foundation McDonald Farm Annual Plant Sale
Many varieties of native plants, organic veggie and herb starts, rain barrels, organic compost and more will be available at the in-person sale along with tours of the farm.
May 13, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
Wild Ones Greater Kane County Chapter Public Plant Sale
Native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants from six trusted growers will be available. Click here for list of plants expected to be available. Sale will be at Gray Willows Farm in Campton Township, 5 Corron Rd, Campton Hills, IL, 60175.
May 18, Thursday
Last day to order for West Cook Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Pick up is on June 8, 9, and 10 at the Forest Preserves of Cook County Central Warehouse, 2199 S 1st Ave, Maywood, IL or on June 9 and 10 at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St. in Lemont, IL. See details to sign up for a pick up location and time 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 18, Thursday, 3 pm – 6 pm (Advanced Shopping Ticketed Event, tickets go on sale April 1)
May 19, Friday, 10 am – 7 pm
May 20, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Native Plant Sale
Shop in person for native flowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees! Native Plant Pre-Sale Shopping (ticketed in-person event) will take place at Mayslake Peabody Estate on May 18th. Tickets go on sale April 1st. The public Native Plant Sale will take place May 19th, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & May 20th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street in Oak Brook. Bring your own boxes for your plant purchases. Here’s a Native Plant Sale list of flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs that may be available for sale this year. Actual plant availability will be based on what the supplier delivers the week of the sale. Plant experts will be available to answer your questions and make recommendations. Cash, credit, and checks are accepted.
May 20, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
May 21, Sunday, 9 am – 12 pm
The Nature Foundation of Will County Bringing Nature Home Spring Pop-Up Native Plant Sale
Come on out to the beautiful Isle a la Cache Preserve at 501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road) in Romeoville, and shop in-person for your native plants. While you are shopping for plants, there will be native plant experts on hand to help you select your plants and answer your questions.
Saturday, May 20, 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday, May 21, 10 am – 12 pm
Lake County Forest Preserves In-Person Native Plant Sale
Purchase native flowers, ferns, forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. As you shop, learn about eco-friendly practices to benefit your home, wallet and community. Experts will be available at the sale to answer questions. Choose from 100-plus species. Inventory is limited and first-come, first-serve. The best plant selection will be on Saturday. Plants are not restocked overnight. We encourage shoppers to bring their own boxes to transport plants home. Location for the sale is North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048.
Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale Plant List
July 29, Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm
July 30, Sunday, 9 am – 12 pm
The Nature Foundation of Will County Summer Blooms Pop-Up Native Plant Sale
Features a variety of late-blooming native plants that are much-needed sources of nutrition for pollinators, especially bees and butterflies. More than 60 individual species of native plants will be available and include pollinator magnets such as blazing stars, asters, goldenrods, anise hyssop, ironweed, and culver’s root to name a few. Come on out to the beautiful Isle a la Cache Preserve at 501 E. 135th St. (Romeo Road) in Romeoville, and shop in-person for a variety of different species of native plants perfect for the pollinators in your life! While you are shopping for plants, you can chat with amazing native plant experts. They will help you select your plants and answer your questions.
The Nature Foundation of Will County Summer Blooms Native Plant Sale List
August 1, Tuesday to September 11, Monday, 8 am
Online ordering for Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Fall Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Find the perfect native tree or shrub for your space. Pick up is Friday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. James Farm in Warrenville. Plants must be ordered in advance; there will not be any in-person sales at the farm. Orders will be filled in the order they’re received while supplies last based on supplier availability. Check out the catalogue of plants with names, growing conditions, and prices.
August 19, Saturday
The Nature Foundation of Will County Hummingbird Fest Native Plant Sale
Stop by Hummingbird Fest for a mini native plant pop-up sale. It’s a small but mighty selection of hummingbird favorites including wild columbine, cardinal flower, purple coneflower and more! Plants are $3 each. Supplies are limited. “Buy More – Save More” pricing is available if you purchase larger quantities: tray of 15 plants for $40, 25 plants for $65 and 50 plants for $120, any combination. All prices include sales tax. Pay with cash, check, or credit card. All sales final. Sale is at Plum Creek Nature Center, 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401. For a complete list of native plants available for sale, click here.
September 1, Friday, 9 am to September 24, Sunday
Online Pre-ordering for The Nature Foundation of Will County Autumn Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Click here for a preliminary list of what will be for sale online. Prices generally run between $20 and $45 depending on the size of the tree or shrub. Online orders can be picked up on Saturday, September 30 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm at Isle a la Cache Preserve, 501 E. Romeo Rd. in Romeoville. There will also be an in person pop-up sale at this location on September 30th.
September 8, Friday, 2 pm to 5 pm
Greater Kane County Wild Ones Fall Native Plant Sale for Members
Wild Ones members can buy herbaceous plants at the plant sale on the 8th. The GKWO committee has ordered 30 flats of plugs from Taylor Creek Nursery, and the list of plants expected is here. Members can order shrubs and trees from Majestic Oaks Nursery by submitting an order form online by August 22nd. Some plants are limited in quantity; orders will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Pickup will be on the 8th at the sale. For more information on ordering email [email protected]. This sale is for members only. To join, go to wildones.org
September 13, Wednesday
Last day to order for Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter Native Tree and Shrub Sale
Some quantities are limited so order early. Pick-up dates and times are Friday, September 22, 3 to 7 pm and Saturday, September 23, 9 am to 12 pm. Pick up Location is 4601 Paulson Road, Caledonia IL 61011.
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Native Tree & Shrub Sale Species List and Order Form
September 15, Friday
Last day to order for West Cook Wild Ones Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Pick up is on Saturday, September 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at 405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park. 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 Tree & Shrub Sale.
West Cook Wild Ones Native Tree & Shrub Sale Online Ordering
September 30, Saturday
The Nature Foundation of Will County Autumn Native Tree & Shrub Sale
Sale will take place at Isle a la Cache Preserve – Romeoville. More information coming soon!