Best Garden and Nursery Stores in Chicago

Why These Garden and Nursery Stores?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Garden and Nursery Stores on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Chalet Nursery & Garden Shop

Chalet Nursery & Garden Shop has been providing the finest quality garden supplies and landscaping services to Chicago-area customers for 100 years. The expansive 9,500 square foot garden retail center offers everything necessary to create and maintain the perfect garden. Knowledgeable and friendly staff stands ready to direct customers to home essentials, holiday supplies, pet products, and much more. Chalet Nursery & Garden Shop specializes in exceptional landscape design services of virtually any size and style. Expert outdoor designers deliver superior quality construction and installation of gazebos, patios, pergolas, waterfalls, walkways, and more.

Wilmette, IL 60091


Clovers Garden

Clovers Garden has been the go-to place for gardeners in the Chicago area for more than 60 years. Helping customers grow the best gardens possible is a top priority. The nursery selects only the finest quality plants to care for before shipping to customers. Clovers Garden employs professionals and garden enthusiasts to provide top notch care to each plant in the greenhouse. The nursery is always in search of unique and hard-to-find plant varieties to offer to customers. Gardeners can choose from a large variety of peppers, tomatoes, herbs, mosquito plants, seed kits, and seasonal items.

North Riverside, IL 60546


Farmers Market Garden Center

Farmers Market Garden Center has everything necessary to create green spaces in urban environments. The family owned company specializes in providing city dwellers with original container gardens, rooftop installations, interior floral design, and seasonal décor. Chicago-area garden enthusiasts looking to enhance backyard or balcony spaces will find a wonderful selection of whimsical accents, accessories, and unique furniture. The team of passionate horticulturists and floral specialists enjoy helping clients create personal sanctuaries in a large city. Customers can expect to find an array of native plants, organic garden products, soils, potting, mixtures, and more at the urban garden center.

Chicago, IL 60618


Fasel & Sons Garden Center

Fasel & Sons Garden Center has been meeting the needs of passionate gardeners for nearly 55 years. The Chicago-area garden center maintains an expansive selection of flowering annuals, herbs, and vegetables. A range of departments comprises the center including gardening supplies, décor, birding, flowers, and much more. Knowledgeable staff can provide inspiration and offer fun, whimsical ideas to breathe new life into tired landscapes. Fasel & Sons provides professional landscape design services to create the perfect look for outdoor spaces.

Oak Lawn, IL 60453



Fertile caters to the needs of urban gardeners, homeowners, and landscape contractors in the Chicago area. The expansive 25,000 square foot urban garden center offers the highest quality selection of cut flowers, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and garden elements. Knowledgeable staff can provide exceptional advice to help customers create personalized botanical at-home oasis.

Chicago, IL 60614


Good Earth Greenhouse

Good Earth Greenhouse is a go-to source for top quality wholesale plants and flowers for landscapers and designers in the Chicago area. The business specializes in offering a variety of plants, gardening supplies, containers, and décor to create fresh landscapes. Churches, schools, and businesses can count on Good Earth Greenhouse to offer special pricing and high-quality products for fundraising events. The expansive center sources trees, shrubs, perennials, native plants, and more from mostly local growers. Customer satisfaction is a top priority, and the professional staff ensures in-season plants are available just in time for Easter, fall pumpkin season, and winter holidays. Good Earth Greenhouse also promotes eco-friendly sustainable gardening practices with a full line of organic gardening aids, mulches, and soil amendments.

River Forest, IL 60305


Hinsdale Nurseries

Hinsdale Nurseries has been providing homeowners and landscaping professionals with the highest quality products and service for over 150 years. The Chicago-area business maintains an expansive nursery of 550 acres containing quality shade and ornamental trees, shrubs, and evergreens. Chicagoland Grows varieties, spaced specimens, and broadleaf evergreens are a nursery specialty. Garden enthusiasts and professionals rely on Hinsdale Nurseries to provide an array of trees, shrubs, evergreens, annuals, perennials, roses, and groundcover. Knowledgeable staff stands ready to assist in choosing everything from a single plant to the expert design and maintenance of an at-home garden retreat. The full-service landscaping design and maintenance team will keep properties healthy, clean, safe, and attractive.

Willowbrook, IL 60527


Hoelterhoff’s Nursery

Hoelterhoff’s Nursery has been the go-to garden center in the Chicago area for nearly 80 years. The family owned and operated business offers gardening enthusiasts an expansive selection of bulk products, plant materials, garden supplies, and much more. The knowledgeable staff at Hoelterhoff’s help customers to create the perfect landscape to meet every style, taste, and budget.

Bartlett, IL 60103



Pesches has been providing Chicago-area customers with a destination home and garden store for over 93 years. The family owned garden center offers an exhaustive variety of quality plants, home furnishings, décor, collectibles, holiday items, and much more. Knowledgeable staff can help select plants as well as solve horticultural problems. Pesches commits to delivering attentive service, expert advice, and top quality plants and garden products. The business offers three distinct departments that can meet any gardening, landscaping, and outdoor retreat goal. The flower shop has the freshest cut flowers, plants, and gift baskets for every occasion. Pesches garden center houses an overwhelming selection of flowering plants, shrubs, ornamental grass, seeds, bulbs, tools, and more. The nursery has hundreds of different varieties of evergreens, trees, and everything necessary to create a beautiful yard.

Des Plaines, IL 60016


Schwartz Nursery Garden Center

Schwartz Nursery Garden Center has been growing quality trees and shrubs for over 40 years. The family owned Chicago-area business specializes in providing locally grown greenery at the seven-acre facility. The full-service garden center has an expansive selection of perennials, vines, and ornamental glasses to meet every taste and budget. Gardening accessories, soil amendments, fertilizers, and plant care products are also available to create the most beautiful and healthy landscapes. Schwartz Nursery Garden Center employs knowledgeable staff to assist customers to select the right plants that complement any home or garden.

Addison, IL 60101



Wannemaker’s has been the go-to spot for all things lawn and garden for more than 50 years. The family owned Chicago-area business has everything necessary to grow a garden, plant a tree, outfit a patio with furniture, and decorate for the holidays. Customers can count on Wannemaker’s to have the most vibrant and fresh assortment of plants. Exceptional service is a top priority. Friendly staff helps garden enthusiasts with everything from annuals and perennials to fertilizers and flower care. The expansive business provides a variety of quality patio furnishings like benches, umbrellas, tables, chairs, fire pits, and more. Accents for the home and surrounding garden are available including terra cotta pots, planters, flags, and candles.

Downers Grove, IL 60515


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