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Home Depot

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I use Home depot for planting in the Spring for my annuals and some vegetables - Dec 30, 2023

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Menards

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Menards is the first garden center that I go to when I need plant or other... - Dec 30, 2023

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Pesche's Flowers

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

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No more expensive than home Depot but a much better selection. - Dec 14, 2023

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Alsip Home & Nursery

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

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Some items are more expensive than other garden centers - Dec 30, 2023

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Lurvey's Garden Center

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

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It’s a lovely store but overpriced. Not all of their plants are worth... - Dec 31, 2023

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Gethsemane Garden Center

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

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One of if not the best garden centers in all of Chicago! - Dec 30, 2023

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Chalet Nursery & Garden Center

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

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The best gardening spot in the north shore, it has everything you are looking... - Dec 29, 2023

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Lowe's

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Had tons of mulch I wanted and in multiple options. Extremely busy with sometimes... - Dec 29, 2023

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Fasel & Sons Garden Center

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

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They have a large variety of items and their plants are always healthy. I... - Dec 16, 2023

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Wannemaker's Home & Garden Center

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

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Alot to see there. Great selection, but prices are quite high. - Dec 27, 2023

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Platt Hill Nursery

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

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Good selection and rewards program, sometimes tou have to wait a while for... - Dec 21, 2023

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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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Countryside Flower Shop Nursery & Garden Center

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

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BEST VARIETY OF PLANTS AROUNT. GREAT QUALITY. - Feb 15, 2023

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Platt Hill Nursery

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

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Excellent choice of plants in the spring, very knowledgeable staff, can answer... - Dec 16, 2023

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Meinke Garden Center

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

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They have a large variety of plants and flowers. - Dec 22, 2023

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Hawthorn Gardens

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

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Unique assortment of products and plants. - Dec 29, 2023

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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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The stuff they have is beautiful and beautifully cared for. They’re not... - Mar 17, 2023

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Home Depot

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

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This location has an extra large selection of plants and flowers in the spring... - Dec 29, 2023

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Pasquesi Home & Garden

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

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They have the best selection of plants from ordinary to unique. It’s... - Dec 29, 2023

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