Native Plant Sales

Use the search and filter features below to find native plant sales near you. Clicking on the name of a listing will take you to a page with all of the detail information about the sale (times, location, etc.)

This information is being provided as a service to Illinois Native Plant Society members and the general public. Some of these sales may contain non-native species or cultivars. We encourage people to purchase plants native to Illinois.

This listing of native plant sales is just one of many activities of the INPS in support of its mission of “the study, appreciation, and conservation of the native flora and natural communities of Illinois”. If you would like to help INPS with this mission, consider joining INPS or by making a donation. Thank you.

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on this year’s native plant sales. Some have cancelled, some are postponed, and others have gone to online only sales. Some sales, scheduled for later in the year may still be planning to go ahead. This may change as conditions warrant. Even if a sale is cancelled, the organization may be providing additional ways to get native plants, so even with cancelled sales, click on the name to see any additional information. The status of each sale is shown in the first column.

NameIllinois Native Plant Society Central Chapter Plant Sale
RegionCentral
Date of Sale or Plant Pick Up05/09/2020
Time of Sale9AM to 1PM
City (Address)Springfield
Address39.836869, -89.642786
Springfield, Illinois 62702
LocationIllinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion
Websitehttps://illinoisplants.org/central-chapter-plant-sale/
Additional Information

Want to create habitat at home? Join us on Saturday, May 9th at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Commodities Pavilion for the area's largest native plant sale! A great diversity of native trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants will be offered. Multiple milkweed species will be offered as well as a great selection of plants for pollinators and wildlife. The plants are grown from local seed sources whenever available by chapter members and local nurseries

The species list will be posted online about a month from the sale date at http://www.ill-inps.org/central-chapter-plant-sale/. In the meantime, the 2019 list is still posted to give an idea of the diversity offered. This year’s selection will be similar, with a few additions and deletions based on past popularity and availability. If this is your first time attending, plan on arriving early. Quantities are limited and many popular species sell out quickly!

Proceeds from the sale support the chapter's grant program. Grants fund a variety of native plant projects completed by local organizations, schools, graduate students, and more. To find out how your project can benefit from an INPS grant, see http://www.ill-inps.org/central-chapter-grant-info/

If you would like to volunteer at the sale or help with any of the preparations, propagation, or advertising or simply have questions about the sale, please contact sale chair Mary Ring at 217-243-6055 or westring@frontier.com.

If you know of a native plant sale in 2020 that is not listed, let us know! We will review the submission and it should appear in the listing in a few days.

Something inaccurate? Contact us at illinoisplants@gmail.com.