Never, EVER run out of plants!

That's our mantra! There are some great garden centers in your area should you ever need a plant fix RIGHT NOW. Or be looking for inspiration. Or wanting to take a class. No excuses necessary here...

Here are some of our favorite nurseries in areas near Plant Club sites. Feel free to share your favorites, so we can pass them on to other club members!

Chicago North Side

Gethsemane Garden Center
5739 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660

Far North Suburbs

Gurnee Garden Center
797 Waveland Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Hoffman Garden Center
23089 Rt. 176
Mundelein, IL 60060

Mini Earth
22525 Peterson Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030

Turk's Greenhouses
22871 IL Route 60
Grayslake, IL 60030


The Growing Place - Aurora
2000 Montgomery Rd.
Aurora, IL 60504

The Growing Place - Naperville
25w471 Plank Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

1940 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

North Shore

3132 Lake
Wilmette, IL 60091

Ferraro Garden Spot
826 Skokie Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

975 North Shore Blvd.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Red's Garden Center
3460 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

Windy City Garden Center
2000 Green Bay Rd.
Evanston, IL 60201

Northwest Suburbs

Countryside Flower Shop
5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Rt. 176)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Leider Garden Center
1625 Leider Ln.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

2550 Dempster St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Pesche's Flowers
170 S. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Whispering Hills Nursery
8109 S, St. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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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 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.

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