Wild Ones Business Directory—Illinois

Midwest Groundcovers, LLC & Natural Garden Natives

Print 6N800 IL Route 25, PO Box 748
St Charles, IL 60174
(847) 742-1790
(847) 742-1792 Sales
Northern Kane County Chapter Member

Midwest Groundcovers LLC has been supplying the green industry with high quality plants, including a broad selection of Midwest regional natives, for 44 years. In 2011, The Natural Garden nursery joined Midwest, adding over 240 species of local ecotype natives to our selection. The name Natural Garden Natives® ensures the plants have been propagated from stock beds that were established with ethically collected material from within 90 miles of St. Charles. Natural Garden Natives® are excellent for sustainable plantings and the restoration of private and public areas. Home gardeners in the central Midwest can now find local ecotype natives at independent garden centers under the branded name of Natural Garden Natives®. Midwest Groundcovers is an industry leader in sustainable nursery practices.

Natural Communities

color natural communities812 N Washington Ave
Batavia, IL 60510
Greater DuPage Chapter

Chicagolands Native Plant Source. Here at Natural Communities, we sell native plants and educate the general public to the vast human benefits of native gardens in their yards. We enable the public to purchase a diverse selection of native plants in practicable quantities and prices, from an individual plant to whole flats. We do this by bringing native plants sales to the people, through local and through e-Sales. We also enable the public to plant native gardens through an education/consultation process so that you get the best native garden possible. Nick Fuller, our owner and Principal Ecologist, has been involved in the sustainable industry for over 16 years in the Chicagoland area. He has worked on every scale, from the sale of a single plant to multi-million dollar projects. We can help you with any native need. Our Vision is a native garden in every home.

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery, LLC

Pizzo_Company_Profile-DoubleSide10729 Pine Rd, Leland
IL 60531-0098
(815) 495-2300×102
(815) 498-4406fax
Rock River Chapter Member

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery a wholesale grower specializing in native plants, is known throughout the industry as not only being a reputable grower but also an established knowledgeable broker in the business of restoration ecology and native plants. Our nursery encompasses 40 acres of restored wetland and prairie habitat in DeKalb County, providing us with ready-access to local ecotype seed from a diverse number of native plant species. Our production facility allows for extended growing and targeted, date-specific delivery. We have over 20 years of ecological restoration experience behind our products and understand the business of ecology. We pride ourselves on strong customer relations delivering a superior quality product and customized service to many landscape contractors and designers, nurseries and re-salers, restoration ecologists, roofing contractors, governmental agencies, property managers of all kinds, various institutions, non-profit-organizations and many more.

Possibility Place Nursery

Possibility Place7548 Manhattan Monee Rd
Monee, IL
(708) 534-3988
Will County Chapter Member

For over 30 years we here at Possibility Place Nursery have been growing native species found in Northern Illinois and the Great Lake States. We specialize in over 140 species of woody plants, a majority of which are sourced from within 50 or so miles of the farm. We take pride in the quality of the material that we produce and work hard to help our customers make informed decisions that will result in successful plantings. Add in the roughly 200 species of herbaceous plants, that we grow to order, and you get a full service nursery with great plants and an expert staff to help you. We take public appointments on Fridays and Saturdays, so please call ahead. – All our plants are grown in Rootmaker pots and containers.

Red Buffalo Nursery

redbuffalo10502 Seaman Rd
Hebron, IL 60034
(815) 648-4838
Rock River Valley Chapter Member

Red Buffalo Nursery specializes in plants native to the prairies, wetlands, savannas, and forests of northeastern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin. We grow plants from locally collected seed whenever possible. Plant sales occur at our nursery in the spring and fall, at farmers markets, and by appointment. Visit our website for a plant list, sales dates, and locations. When you are here, be sure to visit our prairie and sedge meadow restoration. We are proud of our natural area and have protected it with a permanent conservation easement. Our services include design, landscaping, and natural areas restoration and management. When we design a garden or create a management plan, we use the original pre-settlement environment as our model. Call us to set up a site visit.

St. Aubin Nursery

St Aubin Nursery Logo (Native Plant)35445 Irene Road
Kirkland, IL 60146
Phone: (815) 522-3535
Fax: (815) 522-6663

For 103 years, St. Aubin Nursery has provided quality specimen plant material for the ecologically responsible with discerning taste. Founded in 1913, we grow a diversified palette of native trees and shrubs. Performance through provenance is always our prime objective. We scour over 15 counties in 5 Midwestern states searching for the finest parent plants from which to propagate our stock.

Containerized, as well as field grown natives, are available at our 400 acre nursery located in DeKalb and Boone Counties in North Central Illinois.

The Growing Place

TGP_WebLogo25W471 Plank Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-4000
Greater DuPage Chapter Member

Experience The Growing Place in Naperville and Aurora. Both locations are filled with inspirational gardens, vast plant selections including many Illinois natives, knowledgeable staff, and events for adults and kids! We invite you to shop in a garden setting for trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, roses, ground-covers, herbs, vegetables, seeds, bulbs, natives and containers. Discover thoughtful gifts, miniatures, and unique garden accents in our Gift Shop.

The Growing Place Landscaping Design Team creates new, renovates old, or works within existing landscapes to create a balanced whole. The team is deeply rooted in The Growing Place tradition of planting the right plant in the right place to reduce maintenance and contribute to an overall successful landscape. We use a diverse selection of plants to satisfy every garden style and cultural need.

Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee

wppcPO Box 352
Woodstock, IL 60098
Lake-To-Prairie Chapter Member

The Wildflower Preservation and Propagation Committee (The WPPC) was formed in 1983, in McHenry County, as a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating the use of native species in the landscape. The WPPC’s mission (much like Wild Ones) is to promote the use of native species through preservation, propogation and education. We accomplish our mission goals by offering the following programs and activities: *Annual Natural Landscaping Seminar (always the last Sat. in Feb) *Annual Native Plant Sale (always the first Sunday in May) *Grants to schools for Outdoor Classrooms *Natural Garden in Your Yard (homeowner mentoring program) *Sales of books and educational materials. *”Walks on the Wildside”