Events & Native Plant Sales

Conserve Lake County Native Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale
Almond Marsh
March 28 - April 25, 2017
Location: 32492 N. Almond Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030
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We are glad that you are joining thousands of others who are enjoying the beauty and eco-friendly advantages of planting native species at their homes, schools and businesses. Our native plant sale offers over 150 species of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, sedges and ferns native to our area while raising funds for Conservation@Home.

We're based in Lake County, Illinois but our sale is open to everyone - wherever you live. Celebrating its 21st year, Conserve Lake County is the largest non-profit, county-wide, membership-based conservation organization in Lake County, Illinois. We provide the inspiration, expertise and resources that people need to care for their own land and the land they share.


Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale
Public Works Building
April 20, 2017
Location: 821 W. Liberty Dr. Wheaton IL 60187
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The City of Wheaton, Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, and the Wheaton Park District encourage residents to plant native plants in future landscape projects. Native plants are adapted to the soils and climate of our area. They’re beneficial because they don’t require irrigation or fertilizer, are resistant to drought and insects, will not harm or degrade native ecosystems, and are beautiful and interesting.


The Conservation Foundation McDonald Farm Plant Sale
McDonald Farm
Ends April 30, 2017
Location: 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565
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This year Natural Communities Native Plants is proud to partner with The Conservation Foundation to offer a pre-order native plant sale with nearly 200 species native to the Chicago Wilderness Region!!! These include native flowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, shrubs, and trees. We will also offer a selection of the best native landscaping plants for purchase the day of the event. 


5th Annual Native Plant Sale of the Northern Kane County Wild Ones
Hawthorne Hill Nature Center
May 6, 2017
Location: 28 Brookside Drive, Elgin, IL 60123
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The Northern Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones.  We  are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.  Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.  


Citzens for Conservation Native Plant Sale
Good Shepherd Hospital
May 6 - 7, 2017
Location: Highway 22, Barrington, IL 60010
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Each Spring and Fall, Citizens for Conservation hosts a native plant sale to encourage planting native species in the area. Our database of native plants holds pertinent information for planting in this area that can be accessed during off-sale times for your reference.

Our Spring sale May 7 and 8, 2016 is our largest, where we offer hundreds of species of native forbs, ferns, trees, shrubs, and woodland species. In 2015 our Spring Sale resulted in over 16,000 species being sold and planted in the surrounding area.   Since this year marks the 20th year of CFC plant sales, we're hoping to sell 20,000 individual plants.


Plant Chicago - Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
The Plant
Ends May 7, 2017
Location: 1400 W 46th St. Chicago, IL 60609
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Plant Chicago is a 501c3 nonprofit with a mission to develop circular economies while empowering people of all backgrounds to make their cities healthier and more efficient.  This year Natural Communities Native Plants is proud to partner with Plant Chicago to offer a pre-order native plant sale with nearly 200 species native to the Chicago Region!!! Proceeds from the sale will benefit Plant Chicago's education, farmers market, and technology demonstration programming.


DuPage County Forest Preserve Native Plant Sale
Mayslake Peabody Estate
May 12-13, 2017
Location: 1717 W. 31st St. Oak Brook, IL 60523
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Want to help pollinators? Then plant native plants! Flowers, grasses, trees and shrubs perfect for creating habitat in your own backyard. Advice from Forest Preserve District plant experts. Receive tips on attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to your garden.


Plant Sale at The Grove
The Grove
May 13, 2017
Location: 1421 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL 60025 
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A variety of flowering pots, baskets, herbs and native plants will be available for purchase. The event is co-sponsored by the Grove Heritage Association and the Glenview Park District. Proceeds benefit The Grove.


Kendall County Forest Preserve District Native Plant Sale Fundraiser
Harris Forest Preserve
Ends May 13, 2017
Location: 10460 Rt Hwy 71, Yorkville, IL 60560
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This year Natural Communities Native Plants is proud to partner with the Kendall County Forest Preserve District to offer a pre-order native plant sale with nearly 200 species native to the Chicago Region!!! Proceeds will benefit the projects of the Forest Foundation of Kendall County in support of the Kendall County Forest Preserve District. 


Illinois Prairie Wild Ones
Evergreen FS Building
May 20, 2017
Location: 402 N Hershey Road, Bloomington, IL 61704
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Purchase plants for enhancing or creating a Butterfly Garden, Hummingbird Garden, Drought-tolerant Garden, Rain Garden, Shade Garden, or an Urban Garden (plants under 3 feet). Proceeds from the sale help the chapter fund our Wild Forever Grant Program and our monthly educational programming.


The Crestview Garden Club
The Abbey
May 20, 2017
Location: 407 St. Charles Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126
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An eagerly awaited annual event. One of the largest garden club plant sales in the Chicagoland area. The sale include hundreds of plants grown in members' own gardens and proven performers in the Chicago climate: shade and sun perennials, grasses, herbs, shrubs, vines. Come early for best selection.


Schaumburg Community Garden Club Native Plant Sale
Spring Valley Nature Center
May 21, 2017
Location: 1111 E. Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60193
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Turn your typical suburban yard into a native haven attracting birds, butterflies and other beneficial wildlife.  Even a soggy area of lawn can become an ecologically sound rain garden that is better adapted to handle rain water runoff.  Problem shady areas can become beautiful woodland settings.  Native plants not only add beauty; they also allow us to make a positive impact on soil, water, and air quality.  Not sure where to start?  Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions regarding plants and gardening!