Welcome to the Conserve Lake County Native Tree, Shrub and Plant Sale!

We are glad that you are joining thousands of others who are enjoying the beauty and eco-friendly advantages of planting native species at their homes, schools and businesses. Our native plant sale offers over 150 species of trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, sedges and ferns native to our area while raising funds for Conservation@Home.

We're based in Lake County, Illinois but our sale is open to everyone - wherever you live. Celebrating its 21st year, Conserve Lake County is the largest non-profit, county-wide, membership-based conservation organization in Lake County, Illinois. We provide the inspiration, expertise and resources that people need to care for their own land and the land they share.

Still learning about eco-friendly landscaping? Find out about our Conservation@Home program which has great resources for you to use.

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What's New for 2017

ONLINE ONLY - Perennials sold in full flats for extra savings and impact, also one-gallon pots for limited species available

SHOP IN THE WOODS ONLY - Single, small-sized pots available

TREES, SHRUBS & MULCH - Back by popular demand for sale ONLINE and at SHOP IN THE WOODS

    Shop Online

    March 28-April 25, 2017

    Pickup location:
    Pickup your order at Conserve Lake County's office, located in Almond Marsh, 32492 N. Almond Rd, Grayslake Map

    Pickup dates:
    May 19, 20, 21 from 9 am to 3pm

    Plant Availability: We do our utmost to provide you with the plants you order and we work with our growers continually to meet demand. However, we have no control over weather, the occasional  crop failure and disruption in supply. We will do our best to contact you if our growers are unable to supply us with any of the plants you have ordered and you will be issued a refund.

    Shop in the Woods

    May 19-June 3, 2017
    Open 9am- 3pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)


    Why Add Natives to Your Property?

    One of the most important steps you can take to support clean water, rich soil and resilient ecosystems is to add plants to your landscape that are native to northeastern Illinois. Nothing helps soil, water or ecosystems like natives. You'll be delighted with the profusion of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses to choose from, and many work well in designs ranging from formal to casual.

    Native plants evolved under this climate with these soils – so they're hardy and require less maintenance once they’re established. Native plants tend to have deep roots that build rich soil. Those roots aid in both water purification and rainwater absorption. And they provide essential food chain links for songbirds and butterflies – both of which will become regular visitors.

    Where do these plants come from?

    All are of regional ecotype and nearly all are of local ecotype – this means they are descended from remnant plants that grew right in this area and feature the ancient genetic lineage of this particular landscape. Thus, they carry the genetic adaptations of the plants that were originally growing here. Within an ecotype there is still some genetic variation but the pool of plants reflects the adaptations of our specific local environment.

    Plants come from local growers: Taylor Creek Restoration Nurseries, Midwest Groundcovers, Possibility Place, and Red Buffalo.


    Please contact us and mark your email "Plant Sale"