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Schwarz Nursery Garden Center

21W020 Army Trail Rd
Addison, Illinois 60101
(630) 627-6261

Growing Place, The - Aurora

2000 Montgomery Rd
Aurora, Illinois 60504
(630) 820-8088

Pasquesi - Barrington

990 W Northwest Hwy
Barrington, Illinois 60010
(847) 615-9990

Johansen Farms

680 N. Bolingbrook Dr.
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
(630) 739-7587

Barn Owl Feed & Garden Center

1N583 Gary Ave
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
(630) 668-0316

Whispering Hills Garden & Landscape Ctr

8401 Rt 31
Cary, Illinois 60013
(847) 658-5610

Olivia's Garden

10754 S Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60643
(773) 238-5318

Mike Nowak Show

3512 W Mclean Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60647
(773) 960-1139

Growers Outlet Co

7757 S Western Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60620
(773) 476-9279

Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance

300 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60624
(312) 746-4147

The Conservatory is one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions with eight display houses encompassing 2 acres under glass as well as 10 acres of outdoor gardens. There is always something fun, educational and exciting happening at the Conservatory. Admission is free, suggested donation may apply for special exhibits and events. Free parking just south of the main entrance. http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/2014_JulAug-GloriousGardens-GarfieldPark2.jpg

Christy Webber Landscapes Farm & Garden Center

2200 W Grand St
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(773) 533-0477

Christy Webber Landscapes Farm & Garden Center

2900 W Ferdinand St
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(773) 533-0477

Fields On Caton Farm, Inc., The

2412 Hacker Dr
Crest Hill, Illinois 60403
(815) 744-7841

Countryside Flower Shop And Nursery

5301 E. Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
(815) 459-8130

Lurvey Landscape Supply & Garden Center

2550 E Dempster St
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016
(847) 824-7411

Wannemaker's Home And Garden Center

1940 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(630) 852-0700

Berthold's Floral, Gift & Garden

434 E. Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 439-2600

Berthold's Floral, Gift & Garden

434 E. Devon Ave
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007
(847) 439-2600

West End Florist & Garden Center

3800 Old Glenview Rd
Evanston, Illinois 60201
(847) 251-1943

Anton's Greenhouses

1126 Pitner Ave
Evanston, Illinois 60202
(847) 864-1134

Mc Adam Landscaping

2001 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
(708) 771-2299

Alsip Home And Nursery

20601 S La Grange Rd
Frankfort, Illinois 60423
(815) 469-1044

Just The Book Store

475 N Main Street
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
(630) 469-2891

Turks' Greenhouses

22781 W. Route 60
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
(847) 546-1569

Hawthorn Gardens

24481 N Old Mchenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047
(847) 726-0627

Vern Goers' Greenhouse Inc.

5620 S Oak St
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
(630) 323-1085

Green Glen Garden Center & Nursery

2413 E Laraway Rd
Joliet, Illinois 60433
(815) 723-1140

Tholens' Landscape & Garden Center

31E 2500S Road
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
(815) 939-9670

Pasquesi Home & Garden

975 North Shore Dr
Lake Bluff, Illinois 60044
(847) 615-9990

Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53
Lisle, Illinois 60532
(630) 719-7945

Hacker's Glenbard Gardens

640 N Columbine
Lombard, Illinois 60148
(630) 495-4220

Big John's Farm Market & Greenhouse

1754 E Joe Orr Rd
Lynwood, Illinois 60411
(708) 758-2711

Harms Farm & Garden Center

4727 W Crystal Lake Rd
Mchenry, Illinois 60050
(815) 385-5385

Winding Creek Nursery

8241 Millbrook Rd.
Millbrook, Illinois 60536
(630) 553-7211

Contrary Mary's Plants & Designs, Inc.

2735 Route 52
Minooka, Illinois 60447
(815) 521-9535

Jim Melka Landscape & Garden Center

11606 179th St.
Mokena, Illinois 60448
(708) 349-6989

Schaefer's Greenhouse, Inc

120 S Lake Street
Montgomery, Illinois 60538
(630) 896-1936

Lizzie's Garden

24254 111th St
Naperville, Illinois 60564
(630) 904-1066

Growing Place, The - Naperville

25W471 Plank Rd
Naperville, Illinois 60563
(630) 820-8088

Anderson's Bookshops

123 W Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, Illinois 60540
(630) 355-2665

Meinke Garden Center Inc

5803 W Touhy Ave
Niles, Illinois 60714
(847) 647-9455

Knupper Nursery

1801 N Rand Rd
Palatine, Illinois 60074
(847) 359-1080

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

2715 S. Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61102
(815) 965-8146

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is a 155-acre living museum filled with spectacular gardens and rare trees. A 1.8 mile, handicapped-accessible paved path winds through the arboretum plus many secondary, chipped trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden. Filled with beauty, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is waiting for you to explore. Join us at the 23rd annual Garden Fair Weekend on June 4 -5, with flowers, food, antiques, and art! http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/MW-05.16-Glorious_Gardens-Klehm.jpg

J Carlson Growers

8938 Newburg Rd
Rockford, Illinois 61108
(815) 332-5610

Wasco Nursery

41W781 Il Route 64
Saint Charles, Illinois 60175
(630) 584-4424

Heinz Brothers Greenhouses

2010 E Main St
Saint Charles, Illinois 60174
(630) 377-6288

Redbud Creek Farm

2930 N 4351st Rd
Sheridan, Illinois 60551
(815) 496-9400

Blumen Gardens

403 Edward St
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
(815) 895-3737

Pioneer Garden & Feed Store

118 S Villa Avenue
Villa Park, Illinois 60181
(630) 832-0815

Orchids By Hausermann

2N134 Addison Rd
Villa Park, Illinois 60181
(630) 543-6855

Perricone Garden Center & Nursery

31600 Fisher Rd
Volo, Illinois 60051
(815) 344-8678

Prestige Nursery Garden Center

28W761 Army Trail Rd
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
(630) 289-4868

Hidden Gardens, The

16W658 S Frontage Rd
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527
(630) 655-8283

Planter's Palette, T&Z Nurseries, Inc.

28w571 Roosevelt Rd
Winfield, Illinois 60190
(630) 293-1040

The Gardens Of Woodstock

5211 Swanson Rd
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
(815) 337-2509

Read Between The Lynes

129 Van Buren
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
(815) 206-5967

Graff Gardens

7250 Southwest Hwy
Worth, Illinois 60482
(708) 361-7805

Linton's Enchanted Gardens

315 County Road 17
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
(574) 293-9699

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

71N 500W
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
(219) 462-0025

Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery

226 E. U S Highway 6
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
(219) 464-4941

Wenke Greenhouses

2525 N 30th St
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048
(269) 349-7882

Wedel’s Nursery, Florist & Garden Center

5020 Texas Dr.
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
(269) 345-1195

Fernwood Botanical Gardens Gift Shop

13988 Range Line Road
Niles, Michigan 49120
(269) 695-6491

Celebrate spring at Fernwood Botanical Garden! 105 acres of beautiful gardens with miles of walking trails winding to the St. Joseph River. Enjoy the arboretum, prairie, fern conservatory, nature center, art gallery and Railway Garden for kids of all ages. Have lunch at the café and spend the day at Fernwood! We invite you to check the website for details for the many classes, workshops, lectures, concerts, trips, exhibits and additional special events planned for the coming season. http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/MW-05.16-Glorious_Gardens-Fernwood.jpg

Rotary Botanical Gardens

1455 Palmer Dr
Janesville, Wisconsin 53545
(608) 757-3171

Celebrate the beauty of spring at the award winning Rotary Botanical Gardens! Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, the Gardens features 20 acres of botanical splendor with over 24 different garden styles and 4,000 varieties of plants. It’s home to many dramatic and internationally themed gardens, including Japanese, Scottish, French Formal, Italian and English Cottage. It also includes an extensive collection of perennials; trees and shrubs and has become known for spectacular seasonal displays that blend annuals and perennials in exuberant beds and containers. New for 2016: Hummingbird Haven, Heirloom and Giant Aquarium garden areas. http://chicagolandgardening.com/images/businesses/MW-05.16-Glorious_Gardens-Rotary.jpg

Pesche's Greenhouse Inc

W4080 Hwy 50 West
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
(262) 245-6125

Shady Acres Perennial Nursery

5725 S Martin Rd
New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146
(262) 679-1610


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