As we self-isolate during the COVID-19 pandemic, many folks are looking for ways to pass the time, connect with other living things, and stay in touch with nature. Not only are people adopting and fostering animals in record numbers, but interest in home gardening also appears to have risen. If you’ve been wanting to get green with everybody else while supporting local businesses, check out these five plant shops for gardening tools and tips in Chicago.
Adams & Son Gardens
1057 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Family-owned and operated since 1993, this neighborhood garden store in Chicago also runs a blog on their website full of helpful tips for different gardening projects. At the shop, they’re able to accommodate requests for floral baskets and arrangements.
Gethsemane Garden Center
5739 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60660
This plant shop in the Edgewater & Andersonville area of Chicago is committed not only to helping you realize your home gardening dreams but also to building a strong and connected community through events and neighborhood projects.
Plant Shop Chicago
4601 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
You can find just the right plant babies to grow big and strong on your empty windowsill with the help of Plant Shop Chicago, located in the Albany Park/Mayfair area. The people of Plant Shop Chicago are here to help you select something that truly fits your life and your budget.
CityEscape Garden Center
3022 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612
This Garfield Park-based, European-style garden center has been bringing a wide and impressive variety of flowers and other greenery to Chicago for over 10 years. In addition to finding the supplies you need to complete your home gardening project, you can also work with design staff to plan your new backyard (or back patio) paradise.
1646 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
This plant shop in Chicago caters to everyone from landscape professionals to homeowners. Fertile (of Lakeview) not only sells cut flowers, shrubs, trees, and more but can also provide guidance for garden design and maintenance.