NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus, a number of Native Plant Sales are being cancelled. As the information comes in, the information will be updated, but do plan to check with organization.
Sales are grouped by county, proceeding north to south, and organized chronologically within county.
Dates for 2020 are being updated as they become available.
Cancelled – Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee
May 3, 2020 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
2020 Online thru May 4, Pickup May 8 (10am to 3pm) and May 9 (9am to 11am), 4622 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098
Trees, shrubs, plants, rain barrels, and composters.
McHenry County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
May 17, 2020. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1102 McConnell Road, Woodstock
Cancelled -Openlands Native Plant Sale (formerly Conserve Lake County) –
2020 Information You can order online from April 1 to April 30. See link for details. Pick up orders or buy at the pop-up shop May 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 31610 N. Almond Road, Libertyville, IL, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please check their website at Openlands Native Plant Sale
Online ordering is encouraged for better selection and prices.
Friends of Volo Bog Native Plant Sale
2019 Online Orders thru Saturday, April 11
Pick-up is on April 18 and 19 at Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 W. Brandenburg Road, Ingleside, IL behind the Visitor Center. Order online at https://www.friendsofvolobog.org/native-tree-shrub-sale
Citizens for Conservation
Cancelled – First weekend in May, 2020 will be May 2 and 3, 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 March 1 until April 13. Check http://citizensforconservation.org 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
Mellody Farm Nature Preserve
Saturday, May 16th, 2020 8AM-1PM
350 North Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Cancelled – The Gardeners of Central Lake County Garden Club
Saturday, May 9, 2020, 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 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 9th, 2020 9am- 3pm
Sunday, May 10th, 2020 10am- 2pm
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 16, 2020 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 http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lm/lakemg/4140.html or phone 847-223-8627
Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter – Rockford area
Constance McCarthy, President
Chapter Contact: (815) 627-0344 or Email Rock River Valley President
2019 Plant Sale – Orders due April 26. Pick up Friday, May 10 and Saturday May 11. Pick up times TBA. Please check this link .
Chicago Audubon Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
Pre-order thru May 19, 2019.
Plants shipped direct for a fee, or pick up plants in Batavia.
Wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees. Please visit
Skokie Park District Earth Day Plant Sale
Date not yet available for 2019
4650 Brummel St, Skokie, IL 60076
Go Green Wilmette 2019 Native Plant Sale Pick-up Location
Saturday May 9th, 2020 9:00 am til Noon.
West Park, 3555 Lake Ave., Wilmette, IL
Lake Catherine Nature Center
Information not yet available for 2019
8:00 am to 11:00 am7402 W. Lake Catherine Drive, Palos Heights http://www.lakekatherine.org/special-events.cfm
Irons Oaks Native Plant Sale
2020 Sale date, May 9, 9:00 to Noon
20000 Western Avenue, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
Thorn Creek Audubon Society/Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 9:00 am to noon
Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve
1100 Ridge Road, Homewood, IL 60430
Schaumburg Community Garden Club
Schaumburg Park District
2019 Pre-ordering information available on website
1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
Wild Ones West Cook Chapter Native Plant Sale
Order now for pick-up June 1, 2019.
405 S Euclid Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302t
Morton Arboretum Plant Sale
April 27-28, 2019, for public. (Open to members April 26)
Saturday hours to public 9:00 am to 1:00 PM.
Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Requires admission to Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle
Different availabilities for members
Kane-Dupage Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Order due Monday, April 22nd, 2019, Pick up May 31
2315 Dean St, St. Charles, IL 60175
College of DuPage Native Plant Sale
Monday, May 6, 2019 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Health and Science Center (HSC) Greenhouse
Proceeds benefit Russell R. Kirt Prairie operations.
After the sale, plants will be available at a booth at the
college-wide plant sales. Check this link for information.
DuPage County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
2019 Friday, May 10 • 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook
Shop for flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs and get expert advice
Conservation Foundation Native Plant Sale
Order online at https://naturalcommunities.net by April 22, 2020
Pick up on Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from 8AM-1PM
10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
Northern Kane County Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
28 Brookside Dr, Elgin, IL 60123
Plano Middle School Native Plant Sale
May 15, 2019
802 S. Hale St., Plano, IL 60545
Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale
2019 Pick up date Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am to Noon. Pre-order by May 5.
10460 Rt. Highway 71, Yorkville
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Bringing Nature Home Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 18th, 2019 9AM-2PM
17540 W. Laraway Road, Joliet, IL 60433
More than 150 species of native perennials, trees and shrubs
Illinois Native Plant Society Kankakee Torrent Chapter Native Plant Sale
Date not yet available for 2019 (Check INPS listing below)
Small Memorial Park during Rhubarb Festival
S 8th Ave, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Illinois Native Plant Society Native Plant Sale
May 11, 2019 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion
801 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL
Friends of Indiana Dunes Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 13th, 2019 8AM-1PM
1215 N. State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
Gibson Woods Wild Ones 16th Annual Native Plant Sale
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
6201 Parrish Ave, Hammond, IN 46323
Wild Ones Menomonee River Area Native Plant Sale
2019 date not yet available
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Northwest Suburban Locations
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 selected of straight native species and will provide curbside pick-up.
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
Red Buffalo Nursery
5515 Hill Road, Richmond, IL, 60071
Tel: 815-678-4848 Appointment suggested.
Web: http://redbuffalonursery.com/ Email:email@example.com
Spring sale dates – first two weekends in May. 10 am to 4 pm.
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. https://naturalcommunities.net 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: http://www.plantnative.org/nd_idtoks.htm
*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