North Shore Plant Club

We bring the nursery to you: a huge selection of "fresh off the farm truck" plants delivered at nearly wholesale prices!


Ever wish it were cheaper and easier to get great plants for your yard?

Our plant buyers' club will help you get the plants you want — from the same sources the pros use — at almost wholesale prices, without spending hours going from store to store!


How does it work?

Several times a month during the spring and summer, we'll provide access to all types and sizes of plants and prices from a rotating list of hand-selected nurseries... Look at the photos and information on our easy to use website and if you want something, let us know. We'll order everything from the grower(s), get the plants and bring them to your home by the following weekend. That's it!

For any number of plants we can bring you without special equipment, we charge a $15 delivery fee (you can pick them up from us if you prefer). Our prices are just a bit over our costs — in comparison to the 100%+ mark-up over wholesale typical at most North Shore nurseries — so you don't need to feel bad about ordering as much as you want, trying something new, giving extras to friends — whatever makes you happy!

We've got everything you might need for your yard: annuals or perennials; small plants in flats or mature plants in big containers. Long-time stand-bys, Illinois Natives, current favorites, and new introductions; plants for solving those problem areas in your yard, or helping you achieve goals for your yard. Even deliveries of mulch, compost or dirt. We're also always trying to find new plants we haven't had before... Here's what's new this week!

Plus, a few resources to help you dream bigger: photos of inspirational landscapes, planters and hanging baskets; a plant color wheel; and a calendar of local plant events.

Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

Reed Grass

First Flame Yellow Plumed Celosia
   

What's Popular in Late Summer & Fall?

This is the best time of year for late-summer perennial stars like Asters, Anemone, Black-Eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Cardinal Flowers, Helenium, Joe-Pye Weed, Phlox, Sedum, and Sunflowers as well as great shrubs like late-blooming Hydrangea paniculata. Many ornamental and native grasses have grown to full size with striking seedheads.

Plus fall ornamentals are already starting to show up... Ornamental Cabbages & Kales, Celosia, Pansies, Ornamental Peppers, and more are becoming available for containers which deserve a refresh and beds which have been scorched by the heat of summer. And the first Mums are budding now, so you'll be able to watch every moment of their fireworks-like display of blooms between now and October.

Looking forward to October, trees, shrubs and vines with brilliant fall foliage become the center of attention: Sugar Maples and Honey Locusts, Burning Bush, Oakleaf Hydrangeas, Fothergilla, Witch Hazel, Sweetspire, Viburnum, Boston Ivy & Virginia Creeper.


You just found a better way to get great plants!

Join the club (it's free), and let us help you get the plants you want without all the hassle and expense of retail!


Need Help?

If you need extra help, shoot us a note at help@northshoreplantclub.com and we'll work through situations by email or phone, or share the names of some great teammates who can efficiently and affordably help you plan a new area in your garden, or coach you on how to care for what you have -- a great option for a new homeowner who inherited a garden but isn't quite sure what to do with it, how to expand on it, or how to care for it!

What people are saying...

I just wanted to thank you for making the North Shore Plant Club available to local residents, and for all that you do to run the organization so efficiently. My family and I have been amazed by the wide variety of plants we are able to purchase, and the high-quality plants we have received! It's like Christmas morning when I get your text saying that our plants are ready for pickup! We had a busy weekend of planting a butterfly garden, all thanks to you. It's official --- we are addicted to the North Shore Plant Club!
Wilmette
We wanted to write a quick note on how impressed we are by the club! We just got your delivery with a personal note and it warmed our hearts so much. It added to our feelings of absolute awe of everything that you have accomplished. I know you had huge numbers of orders this season but that never took away from the speedy, professional and fantastic customer service. To be honest, we have a theory that you guys must be a breed of super-humans to organize all that you have. Thank you for all your efforts and thank you for helping add beauty in this world through plants!
Glencoe
You saved me nearly $1000 on my new boxwood hedge compared with what I would have spent at [redacted]!
Northfield
This spring I spent several days going to all the usual garden centers in the north shore to try to find a few specific plants. It turns out you have them all!
Kenilworth

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Limited Availability

We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at help@northshoreplantclub.com. Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!


Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.


Benefits of Membership

Want a better way to get great plants and make your yard look awesome? Create your account below and get:

  • The best plants… from the same sources the pros use, but at near wholesale prices
  • More plants in more sizes than anywhere else… whether you’re looking for classics or rarities; annuals, perennials or shrubs; one plant or a whole yardful!
  • "No Contact" delivery or easy pick-up at a site near you without fighting the retail crowds. You choose!

Membership is free, but — since we rely on delivery and local pick-up — you have to live near one of our hubs (or be willing to drive to a site to pick them up). If you live farther away, and would like to help us bring the club to your neighbors, please email helpusgrow@northshoreplantclub.com.

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About Ordering From The Plant Club

To secure the best prices for club members and make sure we know the current plants available from each nursery, we take orders only a couple of times a month.

Shoot us an email at help@northshoreplantclub.com, and we'll be happy to talk about plants or let you know when it's time to buy them!