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Native Plant Sale

Guests browsing inventory at Native Plant Sale

Do more good with your garden. Please check back for details on our Native Plant Sale in May 2024.

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.


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