About Us

We created the North Shore Plant Club to make gardening more accessible to more people. We wanted people to be able to buy more plants, and didn’t want cost to hold us or our neighbors back from adding them to our gardens. We think everyone should have the chance to experience the joy that comes from nurturing something and helping it grow right in front of your eyes.

When we launched the Plant Club three years ago, we offered a few friends the chance to add some plants to an order we were placing from a couple of the Midwest’s most respected nurseries. We shared our pricing with them via a couple of simple spreadsheets. Word got around. Neighbors told neighbors. A few social media posts later, and we had a pop-up nursery filled with more than 1000 plants on our hands.

When you join the Plant Club (for free) you get opportunity to purchase thousands of plants for just a bit more than wholesale pricing – plus lots and lots of information. We have Club members who will even help you design your garden or select specific plants to solve particular issues around your yard. If you have questions about what to order to fill a few pots or containers, we can help with that too. The fact that each plant is affordable means Club members feel a little more comfortable experimenting with new plants, grasses, shrubs and trees, which makes gardening even more fun.

Browse the plants on our website – and come back frequently, as we’re always adding new growers. We place orders a couple of times a month during the Midwest’s spring and summer seasons and the dates for ordering and receiving plants are both posted on the site.

Happy gardening!


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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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