Chicago Plant Sales in May

Chicago Plant Sales in May

Mother’s Day weekend is traditionally the time of the year that we start our gardens in Chicago. If you didn’t start seeds indoors for your garden, you can catch up with these Chicago plant sales in May.

Chicago Seed Library Seedling Sale

I will be selling some seedlings (mostly hot peppers) at the Empty Bottle Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 11, 2013 12-5PM. FREE!!! The bar is open so attendees under 21 must be accompanied by an adult, ID required, to raise money for the Chicago Seed Library. Come have a drink, buy a seedling from me and have some fun! I’ll also bring some seeds for annuals that can be directly sown into the garden this time of year if you would like to swap seeds. And of course, if you want to talk about gardening there will be plenty of time for that, too. The Empty Bottle is located at 1035 N Western Ave.

Annual Paseo Prarie Garden Mother’s Day Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 2614 N. Kedzie, at the intersection of Milwaukee and Kedzie Avenues (Blue Line California stop). Large selection of perennials, native, and organic heirloom vegetable seedlings are available at this sale.

Lurie Garden Spring Festival and Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get your garden gloves on popular perennials and grasses similar to those planted in this amazing garden.
Lincoln Park Conservancy Plant Sale

Don’t have a garden, or a mom with a green thumb? The Lincoln Park Conservancy is putting a unique twist on the plant sales that pop up around Chicago on Mother’s Day weekend. You can “buy” plants, trees and shrubs that will help beautify and maintain the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. See the website for more details.

May 17 & 18
Hyde Park Garden Fair

May 18 & 19
Kilbourn Park Green House Plant Sale


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  • Thanks for this- I will SO be going to Lincoln Park for Saturday's Sale thanks to you!

  • In reply to Lauren Rapciak:


    The plant sale at LP isn't a "real" plant sale. What you're doing is adopting plants that will be maintained at the lily pond. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Thanks for mentioning the Hyde Park Garden Fair. I live close to the plant sale and last year I bought some of my favorite producers there - a lovely ground cover thyme, prolific tuscan kale, strong but still good textured basil and some shade flowers that I don't remember the name of...
    It's a great sale. I plan to go by tomorrow and will post my finds at (my blog about my little community garden plots).
    Happy Growing, all!

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