Want to know where to find Chicagoland's best garden centers for that spring garden planting? Here's a list that will tantalize you into a passionate gardening frenzy!
Countryside Flower Shop & Garden Center is in Crystal Lake, Illinois - a northern suburb with a lot of small town feel. Customer service at the garden center is terrific; they want you to have success in growing. Good selection of perennials and annuals for your garden.
Nice little nursery in the northern burbs filled with helpful associates with a passion for gardening. Great selection and variety of plants, particularly perennials and vegetables. Best stocked in early spring - so get out early and nab all the goodies!
If you want fantastic service and amazing perennial and annual plant selection, this is the sweet little nursery for you. Located in the western suburbs, the owners of this facility grow potatoes in the back fields to help the community and have a gorgeous shop and property area. Their containers and flower designs are unique and beautiful. Worth a trip out from the city!
Schaefer Greenhouses is located in the far western suburbs near Aurora and is an astoundingly fun stop for the gardening frenzied. You will find fresh flowers, annual and perennials, a gift shop, water gardening supplies, and more. Family run, the staff is helpful and passionate about helping you be successful at gardening.
Alsip Nursery is a great private nursery in the Chicagoland burbs. While Alsip has an amazing selection of products, more importantly, they are actively involved in helping community. A great spot to help learn more about gardening.
The Growing Place is a gorgeous little garden center with a strong selection of common and uncommon plants. Great staff here, with helpful suggestions to keep even a brown thumber growing green.
This is a fantastic small neighborhood garden center in the heart of Chicago's Northwest side. Family owned with lots of happy helpers on staff, Farmers Market is a real gem.
Huge and filled with plants galore, Gethsemane Garden Center is a jewel on the far north side. Beautiful plants, educated staff, and lots of growing help. Get yourself an education and spend a day sight-seeing the gorgeous shops at this garden hot spot.
This is a good old fashioned nursery center with a flower shop to die for. Pesche's has a reputation of having a giant selection - almost overwhelming - with a dedicated staff to help you with your every need. Good service. Good selection.
Midwest Groundcovers is a giant operation that services both wholesale and retail needs. With a huge growing facility stretched across parts of the western suburbs, the property is a sight to behold. It's a field trip to see all the facility and the famous gardens located around the corporate offices. Specializing in native and drought tolerant plants, Midwest staffers are experts on growing naturally. A must see stop and shop for your garden!