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Get Growing Plant Sale

Get growing with a plant sale and expert demonstrations.

Get Growing Plant Sale

Friday & Saturday
May 17 & 18, 2019

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plant Sale Hours

Friday, May 17
President’s Circle: 10 – 11 a.m.
Director’s Circle: 11 a.m. – noon
All members: noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 18
General public: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Get Growing Plant Sale includes a plant sale and staff demonstrations. Members have earliest access to the plant sale. Become a member today for the widest selection of plants and containers. The sale will offer for sale one-of-a-kind plants and beautifully composed containers designed by Garden staff. The containers are grown on-site at the Greenhouses. This year, the containers are attractive to pollinators, as the Garden is exploring the vital role pollinators play in our everyday lives and in a healthy, diverse planet.

Garden horticulturists and staff will offer practical tips and demonstrations on plant selection and planting.  More than 4,000 plants will be available for sale, in categories including annuals & tropicals, sun perennials, shade perennials, bulbs & seeds, trees & shrubs, and edibles.

Other highlights of the plant sale include 500 vegetable seed packets (donated by Seed Savers Exchange), 500 tomato and pepper plants grown in-house, and 210 specially designed containers including hanging baskets and succulent containers. A wide variety of geums, sedums, daylilies, coral bells, hibiscus, coneflowers, daisies, and more, will be available for sale, including varieties that are locally bred and/or exceptional performers for our region.

The Woman's Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society presents a plant sale consisting of thousands of specialty plants donated from nurseries and botanical institutions from across the country.

Demonstration Schedule
Runnels Courtyard   

Friday, May 17

11 a.m: Growing Tomatoes in Containers with Lisa Hilgenberg, Horticulturist
2 p.m: Succulent Container with Anna Andersen, Assistant Horticulturist

Saturday, May 18
11 a.m: Edible Ornamental Container with Julia Zoltowsky, Assistant Horticulturist
2 p.m: Summer Bulb Container with Claire Roos, Assistant Horticulturist

Free; regular parking fees apply 

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