Sales are grouped by county, proceeding north to south, and were originally organized chronologically within county. Current listings show a mix of 2022 and 2023 dates. Listings are updated as the information becomes available.
Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
May 7, 2023 First Sunday in May at McHenry County College
Noon to 3 PM Cash and check only. 150 Species of forbs, grasses and ferns. Sale has enjoyed an excellent reputation for 30 years. Excellent Selection. http://www.thewppc.org/sale.html Sales from other vendors available at same location.
The Land Conservancy of McHenry County Spring Sustainability Sale
2023 Pre-orders April 6-27, Pickup May 19, 10 am to 3 pm, and May 20, 10-12
Check website for further details.
4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098
Trees, shrubs, plants, herbs, vegetables, rain barrels, and composters.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS of McHENRY COUNTY
No 2022 information available at this time.
PO Box 1430 | 1102 McConnell Rd | Woodstock IL 60098
Phone: 815 338 3737
email@example.com | web.extension. Illinois.edu/l
Openlands 2023 Native Plant Sale (formerly Conserve Lake County) –
Online ordering available now, thru the fall
Openlands is partnering with Possibility Place Nursery.
Selection will change thru the season. Plants will be delivered
Please check https://www.possibilityplace.com/order-online?partner=ol
Friends of Volo Bog Native Plant Sale
2023 Online Orders thru May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Pick-up is May 13, 10-2 at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL behind the Visitor Center. Order online at
Citizens for Conservation
Order online thru April 16, 2023. Pick-up May 5 and 6
Hill ‘N Dale Preserve, 11801 Ridge Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois.
In person sale on May 6 and 7 as well. Over 200 varieties of forbs, ferns, grasses, trees and shrubs. Check http://citizensforconservation.org Also fall tree and shrub sale by pre-order only in August for delivery in September each year.
Riverwoods Preservation Council
May 13, 2023, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Riverwoods Village Hall, 300 Portwine Road, Riverwoods, IL
RiverwoodsPreservation.com (pre-orders preferred, but open inventory will be available on a first-come/first-served basis)
Lake Forest Open Lands Go Native! Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2023 8AM-1PM
Mellody Farm Nature Preserve
350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Offering a complete selection of native garden kits, shrubs and trees. Pre-order is available for the best selection starting Monday, April 3. Quantities are limited.
The Gardeners of Central Lake County Garden Club
May 13, 2023, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Crawford Warming House
817 W. Lake Street, Libertyvillle
Beautiful healthy local plants for sun or shade, Cash or check http://www.gardenersofcentrallakecounty.org 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
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 9am to 3 pm and
Sunday, May 21, from 10 am to 2 pm.
North Bay Pavilion at Independence Grove in Libertyville
16400 Buckley Rd, Libertyville, IL 60048
The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners of Lake County
Saturday, May 20, 2023 annual plant sale – Featuring a selection of nursery grown plant varieties not readily available in traditional garden centers – Natives, new cultivars of perennials, grasses and pollinator-friendly plants. Many varieties of home-grown tomatoes and vegetables, as well as gently used garden-related items will also be available for sale. Payments accepted in cash, check or charge.
University of Illinois Extension, 100 S. Highway 45, Grayslake, IL 60030. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For further information, go to Lake County Master Gardener 2023 Plant Sale: University of Illinois Extension or phone 847-223-8627
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter – Rockford area
Advance orders are due Friday, April 28, 2023
Members-only pick-up Thursday, May 11, 3-7 pm.
Order Pickup and Public Sales, Friday, May 12, 3-7 pm and Saturday, May 13, 9-2 pm.
The pickup location is 4601 Paulson Rd. Caledonia, IL
Chicago Audubon Native Plant Sale
Order online on their website (below). Pickup date is Sunday, May 21. 2023
12:00-3:00 pm at North Park Village Nature Center,
5801 N Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60646.
Please contact Nancy Bradt at firstname.lastname@example.org
for plant suggestions
Skokie Park District Earth Day Plant Sale
April 23, 2023, 12 noon to 4 pm
4650 Brummel St, Skokie, IL 60076
Go Green Wilmette 2023 Native Plant Sale
Saturday May 13th, 2023 9:00 – 11:00 am
Pick-up Location Gillson Park Beach Parking Lot, Wilmette, IL
Check website for details
Lake Catherine Nature Center
Saturday May 6, 2023, 9 am to 12 p3
7402 W. Lake Catherine Drive, Palos Heights
The second annual District 65 PTA One Fund Native Plant Sale will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10am to 1pm at the District 65 warehouse (2017 Greenleaf St., Evanston). Many native plants, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase, and pick up is available for all who pre-ordered. To view the list of plants available for in-person sale only on Saturday, May 13, visit www.bit.ly/D65nativeplantsale.
Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies
3701 Davis St.
Skokie, Illinois 60076
Sunday May 15th, 2022 9am-2pm
Also place preorders at https://dr-bessie-rhodes-magnet-school-pta.square.site/
Questions contact Tim Timothyneuendorf@gmail.com
Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 9-12 pm
Check website for details
Iron Oaks – Vollmer Parking Lot
Thorn Creek Audubon Society/Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
Saturday, May 20, 2023 Pick up of pre-orders
Limited Open Sale, Check Website
Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
1100 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL 60430
Thorn Creek Native Plant Sale
Schaumburg Community Garden Club
Schaumburg Park District
2023 ONLINE Preorder only, Pick-up only. Pre-orders thru April 21
Pre-ordering information available on website
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
begin on March 4th with last date to order May 25th.
Ingraham Park / Evanston Lorraine Morton Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Sag Moraine Native Plant Community
June 3, 2023, 9AM – 2 PM
Online pre-order packages January 16 – March 1, 2023
Pick-up of pre-orders and individual plant sales June 3, 2023, 9AM – 2 PM
Moraine Valley Community College,
9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465.
Visit the Sag Moraine website to pre-order pollinator garden packages https://sagmoraine.org
Contacts for the sale are:
Linda Negele, email@example.com, 248-701-7054 (mobile)
Catherine Bryla, firstname.lastname@example.org
Comfort Station Native Plant Sale
Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy
2723 N. Fairfield Avenue
Pre-orders April 28 through May 28
Pick-ups June 11, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Visit website for more details
Wild Ones West Cook Chapter Native Plant Sale
2023 Pre-orders March 15 – May 18 tinyurl.com/wowc2023
Two pick-up Locations:
1) Forest Preserve Cook County-Central Warehouse, 2199 South First Ave,
Maywood, IL 60153
2) Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, 12545 W. 111th St. Lemont, IL 60439
Pick up dates
June 8-10, 2023 in Maywood;
June 9-10 in Lemont
West Cook Wild Ones
Southport Neighbors Association Native Plant Sale
Saturday, July 15, 2023, 9 AM
Southport Plaza along the Lakeview Low-Line (3410 N Southport Ave, Chicago IL)
Morton Arboretum Plant Sale
2023 April 27-29 9 am to 4 pm.
Ticketed entry. Please refer to website for details
Requires admission to Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Different availabilities for members
Morton Arboretum Plant Sale
Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
April 29, 2022 last day to pre-order plants
Please check website for details. 2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175
College of DuPage Native Plant Sale
Friday, May 18-20, 2023, See link below for details
Health and Science Center (HSC) Greenhouse
Check this link for information.3
DuPage County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
2023 Friday, May 19 – 10-7 pm, Saturday May 20 9am -2 pm
Refer to website
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook
Shop for flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs and get expert advice
The Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale
2023, Kit sales online May 5 – 7
Pre-ordering details on the website
In person May 13, 3-7 pm and May 14, 8:30 – 1 pm
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
Kane County Forest Preserve Foundation
2023 April 29
Check website for details
LeRoy Oaks Forest Preserves in St. Charles
Greater Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
2023 public plant sale will be May 13th at
Gray Willow Farm in Campton Township. Plants will be sourced from Possibility Place, Majestic Oaks and Midwest Groundcovers.
Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale
Order thru Friday, May 6, 2022
Pick up date of May 18 and July 20.
802 S. Hale St., Plano, IL 60545
Check website for details
Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
No 2022 Information at this time.
10460 Rt. Highway 71, Yorkville
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
2022 Online ordering thru May 1, pick up May 14 and 15
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
More than 150 species of native perennials, trees and shrubs
Illinois Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale List
2023 info Not all sales are INPS – Check https://illinoisplants.org/native-plant-sales/
There will be some duplication with this list.
Wild Ones Illinois Prairie Chapter
Saturday, May 20, 2023, 8:00 to 1:00
White Oaks Township Community Buildding
202 N, Lincoln Street, Carlock, IL
Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
April 23th, 2022, 9-1 pm
1000 W. Oak Hill Road, Porter, IN. Check website for details.
Gibson Woods Wild Ones 16th Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 9-3pm. See website for details
201 S. Colfax, Griffith, IN 46317
Wild Ones, Root River Chapter
2023 Online Pre-orders thru April 2
Plant Pick-up June 3, 22023
Dane Hill Farm, Mt. Pleasant, WI
1826 Old Fancher Road
Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
No 2023 information
W180 N6275 Marcy Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 http://menomoneeriverarea.wildones.org/native-plant-sale/
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: http://www.naturalgardennatives.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/wheretobuy.find . Look for NGN
28 West 571 Roosevelt Road
Winfield, IL 60190
Tel: (331) 248-1016 Nick Fuller Appointment suggested.
Web: NaturalCommunities, Batavia Email: email@example.com
*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
Prairie Wind Native Plants
Central DuPage County
Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment and pickup address.
Prairie Wind Native Plants List of Forbes/Plants With Flowers
Prairie Wind Native Plants List of Grasses
Byron Native Nursery (Wholesale only)
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 email@example.com
Northwest Suburban Locations
Natives Haven Native Wildflower Nursery
13809 Durkee Rd, Harvard, IL 60033
Glacier Oaks Nursery
8216 White Oaks Road
Harvard, IL, 60033
Hawthorn Gardens Center and Gift Store
24481 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Phone number is: 847-726-0627
They provide a selection of straight native species and will provide curbside pick-up.
Blazing Star Nursery
2107 Edgewood Drive
Woodstock, IL 60098
Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Road, Richmond, IL, 60071
Web: http://redbuffalonursery.com/ Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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. https://naturalcommunities.net This listing overlaps with the entry further down of Natural Communities, but there is somewhat different information.
Cook County, Chicago and North Suburban
Christy Webber Farm and Garden
2833 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Pollinator Prairie Patch
Northwest side of Chicago
Visits by appointment only
Reds Garden Center Carries a selection of native plants.
3460 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL
Red Stem Native Landscapes
3057 N. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60618
Online Nursery with In-Person Pick Up
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.
Possibility Place has partnered with Sag Moraine Native Plant Community. Sag Moraine is a non- profit, all volunteer organization committed to promoting native plants and ecological landscaping in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Every time a purchase is made at Possibility Place through a link on Sag Moraine’s website or Facebook page, a portion of the proceeds goes to continue the work of Sag Moraine. Help Sag Moraine by purchasing native plants with this link https://sagmoraine.org/resources/
Further Afield: Other native plant nurseries can be found through the Plant Natives webpage. Illinois is on this page: http://www.plantnative.org/nd_idtoks.htm
Cardno Native Plant Nursery (formerly JFNew)
Online ordering only
128 Sunset Drive, Walkerton, IN 46574
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Online Resource Catalog
Cardno Native Plant Nursery Current Inventory and Pricing
*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. 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. http://www.prairienursery.com
Please check native plant nurseries for a more complete list of
native plant nurseries.