Do more good with your garden. The Native Plant Sale will take place in person and online this year! To shop in person, join us from 9 am–3 pm on Saturday, May 20 and 10 am–12 pm on Sunday, May 21 at the North Bay Pavilion within Independence Grove in Libertyville. To shop online and get ordering details, click here.
Purchase native flowers, ferns, forbs, grasses, shrubs and trees. As you shop, learn about eco-friendly practices to benefit your home, wallet and community. Experts will be available at the sale to answer questions. Choose from 100-plus species. Inventory is limited. Plants are not restocked overnight—the best plant selection will be on Saturday. We encourage shoppers to bring their own boxes to transport plants home.
Plants are provided by Possibility Place Nursery.
Admission to Independence Grove is free for all Native Plant Sale customers. Plant prices vary.
The Native Plant Sale is an annual fundraiser benefiting our environmental education programs and events. Thank you for your support.
Why Plant Native Species?
You can choose from a variety of native ferns, flowers, herbaceous plants, shrubs or woody plants suited to almost any property. Native plants are beautiful, less expensive, easy to maintain and beneficial to the environment. They thrive in Illinois yards and gardens.
Browse our native landscaping resources
The Chicago region’s popular, eco-friendly lawn and garden program is available in Lake County. If you’re looking for tips to get started with native landscaping, Openlands can assess your property and offer advice. Some fees apply.
LAKE COUNTY SEED COLLECTION GUIDE
Produced by Kelly Schultz & Dale Shields
Photography by Dale Shields
Collecting native seeds is fun! The Lake County Seed Collection Guide is an illustrated guide for seed collectors throughout the Chicago region. The book provides color photographs and descriptions of nearly 500 species of plants in seed, organized by season, habitat and growth form. The guide was designed and written for anyone to pick up and enjoy.
View a snapshot of 60 species as you prepare for the Native Plant Sale.
View the Guide