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Plant Sale

Online Native Plant Sale


For the past 16 years, the Lake County Forest Preserves and Possibility Place Nursery have partnered to host one of the most-visited native plant sales in Chicagoland. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are hosting an online sale again this year. Your plant purchases will be shipped right to your doorstep!

Sales of native perennials, trees and shrubs are open NOW all the way through December 31, 2021.Yes, you can order native plants in your sweatpants. You don’t even have to “leaf” home! Get started and see full details on Possibility Place’s online portal.

Order Your Native Plants Online

The Forest Preserves will receive a portion of each registered sale to benefit our environmental education programs and events. Thank you for your support.

Key details for easy shopping:

  • Minimum purchase of 18 pints, in any combination of plants*
  • You do not need to log into Possibility Place’s website to shop
  • One-gallon trees and shrubs will ship beginning April 1
  • Additional perennial inventory will be available after April 15**
  • Perennial plants will ship beginning May 15
  • Tree and shrub inventory will increase in June
  • Different sizes may be available in each species
  • Species available while supplies last
  • Possibility Place will notify you when your order ships

*Requirement for safe and efficient delivery.
**If you see a perennial out of stock early on during the sale, please know that more inventory is on the way.

Are 18 plants more than you need to accomplish your garden goals? Ask a neighbor to split the box!

Not sure where to start with native landscaping? Visit our digital resources hub.


Why Plant Native Species?

You can choose from a variety of native ferns, flowers, plants, shrubs or woody plants suited to almost any backyard. Native plants are beautiful, hardy, less expensive, easy to maintain, beneficial to the environment and thrive in Illinois gardens.

Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

Using rain barrels, backyard composting, and planting native species are all sustainable and environmentally sound practices that will not only be good for your pocketbook, but for your home, community and beyond:

  • Rain barrels reuse stormwater from rooftops and divert water from storm drains, decreasing the impact of runoff to streams and minimizing sewer overflows during heavy rainfall.
  • In addition to creating a nutrient-rich soil for yards and gardens, composting at home means you'll dispose of less material in your waste, diverting a large percentage of materials from landfills.
  • Composting reduces water needed for gardens and improves resistance to plant diseases and insect pests.

Our partners at the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) are once again offering rain barrels and compost bins for sale at reduced pricing. Rain barrels have 55-gallon capacity. Compost bins have 11 cubic foot capacity. Orders are accepted now through April 23, 2021 as supplies last. Pick-up date is May 8, 2021. To place your order, please call Merleanne Rampale at SWALCO at 847-377-4954. Learn more from SWALCO.


The region's popular eco-friendly lawn and garden program is available in Lake County. If you're looking for tips on how to get started with native landscaping, the Conservation Foundation can assess your property and offer advice. Some fees apply. Learn more and sign up for a Conservation@Home consultation today.