Save money at Spring Plant Sales.
Many public gardens and garden clubs hold plant sales each spring to raise funds for their organizations. Some organizations sell excess plants and some have the plants grown specifically for the sale. These plants are generally of a much better quality than the plants you find at your big box plant seller and often at very reasonable prices. Bring bags or a box to transport your purchases as they may not have any or run out. Also bring cash in small bills and arrive early as everything will get picked over and sell out.
Oak Park Conservatory Spring Plant Sale
When: Friday, May 4, 2018 2:00 – 6:00pm FOPCON members only. Saturday, May 5 8:00 – 4:00pm and Sunday May 6 12:00 – 3:00 Open to the public. More info.
Where: Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield St. Oak Park, IL (708) 725-2400
The sale features a large selection of vegetables, herbs and flowers, including many unique varieties, grown in our Conservatory greenhouses.
Wicker Park Plant Sale
When: Saturday & Sunday May 12 and May 13 , 2018 10am – 4pm
Where: 1425 N. Damen, West Side Field House or Inside Gym if Raining
Herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals, hanging baskets and perennials available to purchase. Kids can decorate 4 inch pots, fill them with soil, and then plant seeds in the pots to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.
All the plants offered at the sale will be personally hand-picked by Wicker Park Garden Club members to perform well in Chicago. Volunteers will assist you with finding the plants that will work best in your gardens, containers, or roof tops – and – help you find the perfect gift for your mother.
Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse
When: May 19-20, 2018 10AM-2PM; May 23 50% off everything. More info
Where: 3501 North Kilbourn Avenue
quality and affordable organic plants for your garden or patio. We will have over 10,000 plants for sale and we hope you walk away with an armful. From flowers to tomatoes and peppers, to perennials, we hope to have what you need for your interest.
There will be kids activities on Sunday as well if you wish to bring the whole family along for a hands on event. It is cash only so make sure to bring cash with you! Also parking is available on the street, but it is wise to bring a wagon and box to help with shopping and loading up your plants.
Hyde Park Garden Fair
When: May 19-20, 2018 10AM-2PM More info
Where: Hyde Park Shopping Center 55th Street and South Lake Park
The Spring Garden Fair includes 10 plant departments (at right), and supports many special projects (see “About Us”). In early spring, members of the Garden Fair visit nurseries from Wisconsin to Indiana to hand-pick thousands of plants, based on years of gardening experience and emphasizing varieties suitable for city gardens—for example, those that are shade-tolerant or fit into smaller spaces.
Lurie Garden Plant Sale
When: Sat, Jun 2, 2018 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM More info
Where: Lurie Garden, Millennium Park, Monroe between Columbus and Michigan. The sale will be held in the walking plaza to the west of the Lurie Garden.
Spring is a perfect time for planting! The Lurie Garden Plant Sale will offer a variety of perennials and grasses to provide interest throughout the seasons, as well as food and shelter for local fauna. All proceeds support Lurie Garden public programs. Please bring your own bags or boxes to transport your plants