Sales are grouped by county, proceeding north to south, and organized chronologically within county.  




McHenry County

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
May 6, 2018  First Sunday in May 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.  Sales from other vendors available at same location.  

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Plant Sale
Online thru May 7, 204622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098

McHenry County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 20, 2018. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock

Lake County

Openlands Native Plant Sale online (formerly Conserve Lake County) – please check their website at Openlands Native Plant Sale. You can order online from March 29 to April 29.  See link for details. Pick up orders May 18-31 at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve at 32492 N. Almond Road, just south of Route 120 in Grayslake.  

Friends of Volo Bog Native Plant Sale
April 3-22, Orders thru Saturday, April 14, at 3:00 pm.
Pick-up is on April 21 from 10 am to 2 pm, and April 22 from 11 am to 2 pm at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL behind the Visitor Center

Citizens for Conservation
First weekend in May, 2018 will be May 5 and 6, 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 10. Also fall tree and shrub sale by pre-order only in August for delivery in September each year

Lake Forest Open Lands Go Native! Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12th, 2018  8AM-1PM
350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045

The Gardeners of Central Lake County Garden Club
Saturday, May 12, 2018, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Crawford Warming House, 817 W. Lake Street, Libertyvillle
Beautiful healthy local plants for sun or shade, Cash or check  or call Cindy at 847-772-2186
Knowledgeable club members on hand to help you with your selection.   

Lake County Forest Preserves Native Plant Sale
Sunday, May 13th, 2018 10AM-2PM
16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048

The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Lake County
May 19, 2018
  annual plant sale – “From our Garden to Yours”. Plants available include perennials shared from the Master Gardener’s gardens, natives, herbs and vegetable plant seedlings. Used garden-related items will be available for sale in our “Garden Treasures” area. Payments accepted in cash and check only.
University of Illinois Extension, 100 S. Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030.  9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  For further information, go to or phone 847-223-8627

Openlands Native Plant Sale
(formerly Conserve Lake County)
Pop-up Shop on site sale at Almond Marsh Forest Preserve at 32492 N. Almond Road, just south of Route 120 in Grayslake.  Shop on site May 18-31, except Mondays and Tuesdays.

Winnebago County

Rock River Valley Chapter – Rockford area
Constance McCarthy, President
Chapter Contact: (815) 627-0344 or Email Rock River Valley President
2018 Plant Sale – Orders due April 27. Pick up Friday, May 11 3:00 to 7:00 and Saturday May 12, 9:00 to 2:00.  Please check this link  
for information and dates of sales.

Cook County

Native Plant Sale, Fundraiser for Chicago Audubon
Pre-order thru April 29.
Pick up plants in Riverside, May 19
63 East Burlington Street, Riverside, Illinois 

Skokie Park District Earth Day Plant Sale
Date not yet available for 2018
4650 Brummel St, Skokie, IL 60076

Go Green Wilmette 2018 Native Plant Sale Pick-up Location
Saturday May 12th, 2018  (No pre-ordering in 2018)
Lakeview Center in Gillson Park,  Wilmette, IL

Lake Catherine Nature Center
Saturday, May 12, 2018,
8:00 am to 11:00 am7402 W. Lake Catherine Drive, Palos Heights

Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
Check website for 2018 date
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60461

Schaumburg Community Garden Club
Schaumburg Park District
Sunday, May 20st, 2018 10am-2pm
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193

Wild Ones West Cook Chapter Native Plant Sale
Pre-orders until May 20, 2018.  Pick up on June 2
405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302t

DuPage County

Morton Arboretum Plant Sale
April 29, 2018, for public.  (Open to members April 27 and 28)
11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Requires admission to Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle

Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Order due Monday, April 20th, 2018, Pick up June 1
2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175

Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 28th, 2018  from 8:30AM-1PM
821 W. Liberty Dr, Wheaton, IL
Check details here

DuPage Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
May 11th 11-7PM, May 12th 9-2 2018
Final pre-order day April 16
1717 31st St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale
Order online at by April 22, 2018
Saturday, May 12th, 2018 from 8AM-1PM
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565

39th Annual Naperville Community Gardeners Plant Sale
Saturday, May 12th. 7am to 1pm

Wide selection of Native pollinator plants, shared member Perennials, Annuals and Veggies Naperville’s Ron Ory Garden Plots On West St.More info at http/

Kane County

Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
28 Brookside Dr, Elgin, IL 60123

Kendall County

Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale
Date not yet available for 2018
802 S. Hale St., Plano, IL 60545

Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
May 27, 2018, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Pre-order by May 6.
10460  Rt. Highway 71, Yorkville

Will County

Forest Preserve District of Will County
May 19, 2018  9-2 pm
17540 Laraway Road, Joliet

Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 9AM-2PM
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433

Kankakee County

Illinois Native Plant Society Kankakee Torrent Chapter Native Plant Sale
Date not yet available for 2018 (Check INPS listing below)
Small Memorial Park during Rhubarb Festival
S 8th Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901

Sangamon County

Illinois Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale
April 28, 2018  9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion
801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL

Indiana locations

Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 14th, 2018 8AM-1PM
1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304

Gibson Woods Wild Ones 16th Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 5th, 2018
6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN 46323

Wisconsin location

Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
June 1st-30th, 2018
W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052

Nurseries Selling Native Plants

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, above. They can also be found at numerous nurseries here: .  Look for NGN

*Planters Palette
28 West 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL 60190

Natural Communities
Tel: (331) 248-1016 Nick Fuller  Appointment suggested.
Web: NaturalCommunities, Batavia  Email:

*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)
Web: Wasco Nursery  Pollinator Kits $99
They have a selection of native plants included in their stock

Byron Native Nursery (Wholesale only)
POBox 125
St. Charles, IL 60174

Linda’s Loves (charitable)
4509 Wilson Ave., Downers Grove.
Tel: (630) 971-2411 by appointment only.
Web:  Linda’s Loves 2016 Plants.  Email: Linda at

Northwest Suburban Locations

Glacier Oaks Nursery
8216 White Oaks Road
Harvard, IL, 60033

Blazing Star Nursery
2107 Edgewood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098

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

Red Buffalo Nursery
10502 Seaman Rd., Hebron, IL, McHenry County
Tel: 815-648-4838  Appointment suggested.
Spring sale dates – first four weekends in May 2015.  10 am to 4 pm.
Fall sale dates – first two Sat/Sundays in September 2015.
Also sell at farmer’s markets.  Check their website for information.

Natural Communities Native Plants  This company does not have a brick and mortar store, but serves the Chicago area.  Free local pick-up.
Orders shipped.  This listing overlaps with the entry further down of Natural Communities, but there is somewhat different information.

Cook County, North Suburban

Reds Garden Center  Carries a selection of native plants.
3460 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL

South of the Chicago Area

Possibility Place Nursery
7548 W. Monee-Manhattan Road, Monee, IL 60449
Tel: 708/534-3988 Fax: 708/534-6272  By appointment only.
As of July, 2018, you can order a selection of plants online.

Further Afield:  Other native plant nurseries can be found through the Plant Natives webpage.  Illinois is on this page:

*Listings 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

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.

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.