Various organizations, parks, or forest preserve districts will sponsor sales of native plants this spring. We list the Illinois sales by county and have added nearby Indiana and Wisconsin sales.  Within county, they are listed by date of the sale.  A list of nurseries that sell native plants follows.

Organizations

McHenry County

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
First Sunday in May – 2017 will be May 7, at McHenry County College
Noon to 3 PM. 150 Species of forbs, grasses and ferns. Sale has enjoyed an excellent reputation for 30 years. Excellent Selection.  Native trees and shrubs from Ohana Farms, plus Organic Heirloom Vegetables and Herbs from W & M Landcorp Organic Nursery available.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Plant Sale
This is a pre-order plant sale with pick-up on May 19th-20th, 2017
4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098

Lake County

Citizens for Conservation
First weekend in May, 2017 will be May 6 and 7, held on the grounds of Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Lake County. Over 200 varieties of forbs, ferns, grasses, trees and shrubs. Pre-orders on line until April 12. Also, fall tree and shrub sale by pre-order only in August for delivery in September each year.

Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 9AM-12PM
16490 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

Lake Forest Open Lands Go Native! Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 8AM-1PM
350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Gardeners of Central Lake County
Plant Sale   May 13, 2017
Crawford Warming House
817 W. Lake Street
Libertyville IL  60048
8:30 – 11:00 am
Natives, perennials, herbs, vegetables Dug from members gardens or grown from seed

Conserve Lake County
Please check the website for details.  You can order online or shop on-site from May 19 to June 3.

Lake County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 9AM-2PM
Lake County Extension Office,
100 S. Highway 45, Grayslake, IL
Sale includes a selection of native plants.

Winnebago County

Wild Ones: Rock River Valley Chapter – Rockford area
Constance McCarthy, President
Chapter Contact: (815) 627-0344 or Email Rock River Valley President
Please check the website for information and dates of sales.

Cook County

Skokie Park District Earth Day Plant Sale
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
4650 Brummel St, Skokie, IL 60076

Go Green Wilmette
Order online by May 5th, 2017, in-person sale and pickup May 13th, 2017

2017 Native Plant Sale Pick-up Location #1
3555 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL

2017 Native Plant Sale Pick-up Location #2
999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL

Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 9AM-12PM
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Plant Chicago Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2017.   10 AM – 2 PM
1400 West 46th Street, Chicago, IL
Hosted by Natural Communities, Native Plants
Pre-orders close on May 7.

Schaumburg Community Garden Club Native Plant Sale
Sunday, May 21st, 2017 10am-2pm
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193

Maine East High School Ecology Club and AP Environmental Science Class
Native Perennial Plant Sale
May 29th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dempster @ Dee entrance
$4.00 per plant, 45 species.
Proceeds with benefit Ecology Club and school-wide fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse America.

Wild Ones West Cook Chapter Native Plant Sale
Order by June 7, 2017, pick up June 24th (Re-scheduled Date)
405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

DuPage County

Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Order due Monday, April 24th, 2017, Pick up May 18th
2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175

Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 29th from 8:30AM-12PM
821 W. Liberty Dr, Wheaton, IL

DuPage Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
May 12th 11-7PM, May 13th 9-2
717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 9AM-1PM
McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565

Kane County

Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
28 Brookside Dr, Elgin, IL 60123

Kendall County

Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale
Order by May 1st, 2017, pick up May 17th or June 15th
802 S. Hale St., Plano, IL 60545

Will County

Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 9AM-3PM
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433

Kankakee County

Illinois Native Plant Society Kankakee Torrent Chapter Native Plant Sale
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Small Memorial Park during Rhubarb Festival
S 8th Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

Indiana

Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 8th, 2017 8AM-1PM
1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

Gibson Woods Wild Ones 16th Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6th, 2017
6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN 46323

Wisconsin

Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
June 1st-30th, 2017
W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052

Area Nurseries Selling Native Plants

*Items with asterisk are not exclusively natives, but are shown in listings of resources selling native plants. There may be additional full-service nurseries that carry some natives.

West Suburban Locations

*The Growing Place (Two Locations) NGN

Natural Garden Native brand
25 W 471 Plank Road, Naperville, IL 60563
Naperville: (630) 355-4000

2000 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504
Aurora: (630) 820-8088

NOTE: Natural Garden Natives TM (NGN) is a true native brand that represents natives sourced from within 90 miles of St. Charles. They can be purchased directly from the warehouse of Midwest Groundcovers (below). They can also be found at numerous nurseries as listed here. Look for NGN

*Planters Palette
28 West 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL 60190
630-293-1040

Natural Communities
No brick and mortar location. Order online and pick up on Route 25 in Batavia or at various plant sales they supply. See the website FAQs for more information.
Tel: (331) 248-1016

*Midwest Groundcovers LLC Natural Garden Natives
6N800 Illinois Route 25
P.O. Box 748 , St. Charles, IL 60174 (near Bartlett)
Tel: 847/742-1790 Fax: 847/742-2655

*Wasco Nursery
41W781 Route 64, St. Charles, IL 60175
Tel: (630) 584-4424 (West of Randall Road)

Byron Nursery (Wholesale only)
POBox 125
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-513-5105

Linda’s Loves (charitable)
4509 Wilson Ave., Downers Grove.
Tel: (630) 971-2411 by appointment only.
Email: Linda at melin80@sbcglobal.net

Northwest Suburban Locations

Glacier Oaks Nursery
8216 White Oaks Road
Harvard, IL, 60033
815-482-7404

Blazing Star Nursery
2107 Edgewood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-4716

*Ohana Farms
Tree and Shrub Nursery in Marengo, IL
They have a selection of natives included in their stock.

Natives Haven Native Wildflower Nursery
13809 Durkee Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
(815) 344-6623
http://www.nativeshaven.com

Red Buffalo Nursery
10502 Seaman Rd., Hebron, IL, McHenry County
Tel: 815-648-4838 Appointment suggested.
Email:jack@redbuffalonursery.com

*Pesche’s Garden Center & Flower Shop
170 S River Rd (US 45),
Des Plaines IL 60016  (map)
We are located 1 block north of Rand Rd./US 12
Call Us! 847-299-1300
Pesche’s has eliminated neonics
Their Native Plant List

South Suburban Locations

Possibility Place Nursery
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449
Tel: 708/534-3988 Fax: 708/534-6272 By appointment only.
Web: www.possibilityplace.com

Further Afield: Other native plant nurseries can be found through the Plant Native website, the Illinois listing is here.

Mail Order Native Plant Nurseries

Prairie Moon Nursery – highly-respected nursery with all native plants, pure species. Selling seeds, potted trays and bare root stock. About 700 Species. Online catalog, (great Plant Finder feature) or physical catalog. http://www.prairiemoon.com

Prairie Nursery – another highly-respected nursery with a long history or selling native plants. Pure species. Seeds and plants. Plant finder feature for the online catalog, or request a catalog.

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