Plant yourself at a plant sale!

In the market for some garden-retail therapy? A variety of groups are holding plant sales. In addition to bolstering your yard, these sales raise money for the sponsoring groups.

April 30-May 1: Bloomingdale Garden Club plant sale. Perennials, annuals, vegetables and grasses, including plants from members’ gardens. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 1. Bloomingdale Village Hall, 201 S. Bloomingdale Road. Information: Helen Price, 630-980-6585 or; Linda Kunesh, 630-221-8684 or

May 1: Citizens for Conservation Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale will offer a large selection of native plants. Knowledgeable volunteers on hand to offer advice and information. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. 459 W. Hwy. 22, Lake Barrington. Information, or 847-382-7283.

May 1: Illinois Wheaton Park District Native Plant Sale. Native flowers, shrubs and trees. 8:30 a.m. until plants are sold out. Wheaton Public Works Building, 821 W. Liberty Drive. Information:

May 1: Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory Plant Sale. Herbs, perennials and annuals. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Members-only sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 30.) 615 Garfield St., Oak Park. Information: 708-725-2460 or

May 1,2,8,15: Sauk Trail Rose Society will sell potted roses 7 a.m. to noon May 1 and 8 at the Park Forest Farmers Market, Lakewood Boulevard (east of Orchard Drive), Park Forest, and also 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2 at the Frankfort Country Market, Oak and Kansas Streets, Frankfort. Also: The Society’s plant sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at Barber and Oberwortmann Horticultural Center, 227 Gougar Rd., Joliet. 708-687-5013.

May 1: Timothy Christian High School Fine Arts Plant Sale. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials. 8 a.m.-noon. 188 W. Butterfield Road (at Prospect Avenue), Elmhurst. Information: or 630-833-7575 ext. 222.

May 1: Tri Village Garden Club of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Banbury Fair, 211 Railroad Ave., (across from the historic train depot), downtown Bartlett. Bruce at 630-837-1727 or go to

May 1-2: Morton Arboretum Arbor Day Plant Sale. 400 varieties of shrubs, trees as well as perennials, and herbs. Noon-4 p.m. May 1; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2. Admission to arboretum is $11; $10 age 65 and over; $8 children ages 2-17. Parking free. Illinois Highway 53 north of Interstate Highway 88, Lisle. Information:

May 1-2: Central States Dahlia Society dahlia plant sale. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe. Admission free; parking, $20 per vehicle for non-members. Information, Dan Kaplan: 847-231-5075 or e-mail, (Also, see May 15 listing for additional sale.)

May 1-2: Glenview/Northern African Violet Society plant sale. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook R., Glencoe. Free admission; $20 parking per vehicle for non-members. Information: 847-729-1690.

May 1-2: Joliet Park District. Spring Plant Sale. Perennials, annuals, vegetables and herbs. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Bird Haven Greenhouse, 225 N. Gougar Road, Joliet. Information: 815-741-7278 or

May 1-2: Wicker Park Garden Club Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave. (west side of fieldhouse; inside the gym if raining). Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, heirloom tomatoes, from local growers and club members. Workshops offered Saturday, May 1: Container Design (ornamental and herb) at 10 a.m.; Grow Vegetables Anywhere, 1 p.m.; Dramatic Accents with Bulbs, Vines and Annuals Planted from Seed, 3 p.m. Workshops, $15 each. Information: 773-278-9075 or

May 2: Schaumburg Community Garden Club Native Plant Sale. Variety of native plants, herbs, non-native perennials. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2. Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. Information:

May 2: Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee Native Plant Sale. More than 150 varieties of native plants; also, heirloom vegetables, native trees. Noon-3 p.m. McHenry County College Cafeteria, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14, Crystal Lake. Information:

May 6: Sunflower Garden Club plant sale. Master Gardeners available to answer gardening questions. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fountainview Pavilion, Rte. 47 and Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, Huntley. Information: 847-373-2983.

May 8: Batavia Dirt Gardeners plant sale. Perennials , native plants. 9 a.m.-noon. Bethany Lutheran Church, Wilson and Lincoln Streets (one block west of Route 31), Batavia. Information: 630-879-7578.

May 8: Bull Valley Garden Club Garden Shoppe. Native wildflowers, herbs, lettuces, unusual perennials from members’ gardens. Also: floral bouquets, plants from a profession grower, garden-themed raffle baskets, and a Children’s Store with Mothers’ Day gifts at children’s prices. 8 a.m. until plants are sold. Old Courthouse lawn, Woodstock Square, 101 N. Johnston St., Woodstock. Information: 815-354-3842.

May 8: Gardeners of Central Lake County plant sale. Mature perennials, herbs, and ground covers dug from local gardens. 8:30 to 11 a.m.. Libertyville Civic Center loading dock, 135 W. Church Street (across from Cook Library), downtown Libertyville. Information: Cindy, 847-918-7157 or

May 8: St John United Church of Christ Church annual Flower Sale. 10 a.m. to noon. 1475 Algonquin Rd. (southwest corner of Roselle and Algonquin Road). Hanging baskets, $16; assorted specialty and Proven Winners plants, $3.50- $4. Information: e-mail Kathy Harlow,

May 8: Garden Club of La Grange Park. 9 a.m.-noon. Memorial Park, 132 Oak Ave., LaGrange Park. 708-352-5059.

May 8: Garden Club of Lake Zurich spring plant sale. Perennials, biennials, houseplants and herbs from members’ gardens. Club members will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on selection, planting and maintenance. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich. Information: 847-550-0329.

May 8: Naperville Community Gardeners. Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets from local growers and members’ gardens, including hostas from member Bea McGovern, whose garden includes more than 400 varieties. Also available will be many heirloom tomato plants. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Community Garden Plots, West Street, just south of Naperville Central High School.

May 8: North Aurora Garden Club plant sale. Perennials, annuals, herbs and more. 8 a.m. to noon. North Aurora Activity Center, Corner of Route 31 and Route 56. Information: Dolores Dunn, 630-897-3678.

May 8: Lake County Indiana Master Gardeners plant sale. Native plants, trees and shrubs; perennials, hanging baskets and annuals. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lake County Indiana Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, Ind. Information: or 219-755-3240.

May 8: Park Ridge United Methodist Church plant and garden sale. Seasoned perennials grown in northern Illinois, hanging baskets, birdhouses, decorative items. 8 a.m. to noon. 418 Touhy Ave., Park Ridge; free parking one block north in church parking lot on Grant Place. Information: 847-825-3144 or

May 8: Men’s Garden Club of Villa Park plant sale. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. MGCVP Greenhouse, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave. (across from Memorial Square), Villa Park. Information: Wayne Matousek, 630-833-8488, or

May 8: Will County Humane Society Plant Sale. Hanging baskets, potted plants, flats of flowers and vegetables, shrubs, trees, new and used gardening tools, decor and gifts. 24109 Seil Road, Shorewood. Noon-5 p.m. Runs in tandem with adoptathon event. Information: 815-741-0695 or

May 8-9: Paseo Prairie Garden Mothers’ Day Plant Sale. Variety of plants, including Illinois natives, flowering plants, herbs, vegetable starts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2612 N. Kedzie Ave. (next to Logan Square elevated stop). Information:

May 8-9: West Suburban Humane Society “Petals for Pets” plant sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. West Suburban Humane Society, 1901 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. 630-960-9600 or

May 14-16: Chicago Botanic Garden Bloomin’ Plant Sale. More than 30,000 annuals, ferns, fruit and vegetable plants, herbs, native wildflowers, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shade perennials, shrubs and vines will be available. 4-7 p.m. May 14; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15-16. (Members only, 1-4 p.m. May 14.) 1000 Lake-Cook Rd., Glencoe. Parking, $20 non-members. Catalog is available online;

May 14-15: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Garden Group plant sale. Assorted annuals for bedding and potting. 3-6 p.m. May 14; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 15. 1133 Pfingsten Road (corner of Cherry and Pfingsten), Northbrook. Information: 847-272-0400.

May 15: Antioch Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale. Locally grown perennials. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Williams Park Library Pavilion, 741 Main St., Antioch. Information: or 847-395-8902.

May 15: DuPage Organic Garden Club annual perennial sale. Variety of plants from members’ gardens. 9 a.m.-noon. Carol Stream Tower Center, Gary Avenue and Lies Road. Information: e-mail

May 15: West Chicago Garden Club plant sale. Thousands of perennials from members’ gardens. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Galena Street at Main Street in West Chicago. Information:

May 15: Wheeling Garden Club’s Annual Perennial Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Northeast corner of Dundee Road and Northgate, Wheeling. Information: Kathy Pico, 847-541-6783.

May 15: Central States Dahlia Society dahlia plant sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kinsch’s Garden Center, 301 W. Johnson St., Palatine. Information, Dan Kaplan: 847-231-5075 or e-mail,

May 15-16: Plant Sale at The Grove National Historic Landmark. Hearty perennials, flowering pots and baskets, herbs and native plants. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview. Also: Container Gardening Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon both days. $30 per container; fee includes all supplies. Information:

May 15-16: Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club Plant Sale. Perennials and native plants from members’ gardens. Also, heirloom tomato plants and assorted herbs sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 16. Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Center, 3849 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove. Information, Penny, 847-540-8212.

May 21-22: Northbrook Garden Club plant sale. Perennials from members’ gardens. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meadowhill Park Chalet, Waukegan Road and Maple Ave., Northbrook. Joyce Brown, 847-272-6812, or

May 22: Downers Grove Organic Gardeners plant sale. Annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Ave., Downers Grove. Information:

May 22: Friends of the Library Garden Day Sale. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, West Plaza, Wheaton. Perennials from members’ gardens. Also, garden accessories and Garden Help Desk. Information: 630-868-7592 or


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