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Home Depot

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very basic gardening, not a huge variety of soil, seeds, testing supplies.... - Nov 17, 2022

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Menards

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Is one of my favorite stores - Nov 17, 2022

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Pesche's Flowers

170 S River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-759-2800

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My family has shopped here for years. Always the best selection - Nov 17, 2022

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Alsip Home & Nursery

20601 S La Grange Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423 815-469-1044

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Alsip has a great variety of plants during the spring season. They also gave... - Nov 17, 2022

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Lurvey's Garden Center

2550 E Dempster St
Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-824-7411

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Need better setup for different plant varieties, e.g., succulents, tropical,... - Aug 23, 2020

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Chalet Nursery & Garden Center

3132 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 847-256-0561

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Purchased and installed 15 shrubs exactly as I requested. All plants doing... - Oct 08, 2022

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Gethsemane Garden Center

5739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60660 773-878-5915

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Super cute shop and they have such a great selection - Nov 15, 2022

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Lowe's

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you have to be careful that you are charged the correct price - Nov 06, 2022

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Fasel & Sons Garden Center

10841 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-422-5335

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Fasals is very expensive but their products are the best. I purchase flowers... - Nov 06, 2022

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Wannemaker's Home & Garden Center

1940 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-852-0700

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The best garden center around! - Sep 22, 2021

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The Growing Place Nursery & Flower Farm

25W471 Plank Rd
Naperville, IL 60563 630-355-4000

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Very popular, 10-acre full service nursery. But the parking space is very... - Mar 31, 2021

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Platt Hill Nursery

222 W Lake St
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 630-529-9394

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We buy trees from them as well as perennials and annuals. Healthy plants! - Nov 16, 2022

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Countryside Flower Shop Nursery & Garden Center

5301 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-8130

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I bought Homecoming flowers here but the garden side pulled me to it. Love... - Nov 16, 2022

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Platt Hill Nursery

2400 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL 60110 847-428-6767

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Excellent garden center - Nov 10, 2022

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Meinke Garden Center

5803 W Touhy Ave
Niles, IL 60714 847-647-9455

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Not fancy, but a very wide assortment of quality plants, low-pressure atmosphere,... - Sep 22, 2022

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Hawthorn Gardens

24481 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 847-726-0627

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They have a huge variety and are very knowledgeable. - Nov 03, 2022

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Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouse

10300 E 9000 N Rd
Grant Park, IL 60940 815-465-6310

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It is about 45 MINUTE drive to reach the garden center, but I will not go... - Sep 20, 2021

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Urhausen Greenhouses

6973 N East Prairie Rd
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 847-675-1573

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This place has limitations (It is a greenhouse...literally), but... - Mar 24, 2021

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Pasquesi Home & Garden

975 N Shore Dr
Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847-615-2700

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Beautiful, spacious store, staff very helpful, good depth & breadth of... - Jan 30, 2022

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Home Depot

2000 Butterfield Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-792-9600

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Have everything you need in one place - Nov 06, 2022

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