Spring's in the air, and these 15 mighty independent nurseries in Chicago can brighten your space

by Carrie Bradon | Apr. 5, 2018, 4:55pm |

Being close to nature can help us be happier and even healthier.

We all love nature and being in it, from having a picnic in the park to relaxing on a boat; but many times, we have a disconnect from being in nature and our day-to-day lives. 

Whether this is because you live in a city where green space is hard to find or simply because you don't have time to invest in gardening, finding ways to incorporate plants into your world can be a challenge. 

For those who are wanting to start a new hobby, though, gardening can be a great way to pass the time and can even boost your feelings of well-being, as being around plants has been linked to health and happiness. If you don't know the first thing about gardening, there are experts all around at local nurseries who want to help you get started. 

Ready to dig into gardening? Here are 15 mighty independent nurseries and garden shops waiting to help you. 

What makes an independent business "mighty"? Click here to find out more.

Adams & Sons Gardens

1057 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-0991
You'll enjoy strolling through this shop, surveying all of the plants and yard decor they have to offer.

Gethsemane Garden Center

5739 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 878-5915
This is a paradise on Earth, with beautiful blooms in many colors.

Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center

2833 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 829-8200
The welcoming experts here will make you feel like family.

Sprout Home

745 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 226-5950
Not only is this an adorable shop, but it's a great resource for those who are new to gardening.

Fertile Ltd

1646 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-8733
Fertile Ltd. has a wide variety of plants for a great price.

Farmer's Market Garden Center

4110 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-1200
The Farmer's Market Garden Center has wonderful deals and great quality.

Kilbourn Park & Organic Green House

3501 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 685-3359
Customers love the variety and expertise found here.

Old Town Gardens

1555 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 266-6300
Old Town Gardens is affordable and casual, and they have a great selection of items.


2457 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-8208
The name says it all, and a quick visit can answer any other questions you may have.


1134 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 989-8283
From home decor to gifts to plants, you will love the options available at Qideas.

City Escape Garden & Design Center

3022 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 638-2000
City Escape will make you feel as though you are in a truly magical plant-filled wonderland and will help you discover how to re-create your own green haven.

Plant Shop Chicago

4601 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
(872) 212-5827
All types of plants are easy to find at Plant Shop Chicago.

Growers Outlet

7757 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 476-9279
A wonderful option if you are looking for a good deal.

Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply

2901 W. Ferdinand St., Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 533-1414
You'll find all things that you need to start a successful garden at Fiore.

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