Spring Native Plant, Shrub & Tree Sale

Citizens for Conservation (CFC) helps residents to create way station habitats for pollinators, birds, and wildlife. CFC provides consultations, resource information, educational events, and helps source quality native plants. Our annual Spring plant sale is recognized across the region.

450 West IL Route 22, Barrington
In the barn area east of Good Shepherd Hospital
Members Only sale: Friday, May 6, 11 am – 6 pm
Open to the Public: Saturday and Sunday, May 7 & 8, 9am – 3 pm
We are excited to return to an in-person sale again in 2022!

  • Plant Sale online ordering closed on April 17th.
  • Pick Up— Online Orders:  We have over 400 orders to distribute this year!  While that’s great for native plants and animals, it may result in some delays during the open pick up process.  Please feel free to pick up anytime during sale hours on Friday May 6 between 11am-5pm and Saturday May 7 between 9am – 3pm. To avoid long lines, come in the afternoon.  There is no drive-through pickup this year; please park behind the sale area.

Each May, CFC hosts one of the oldest and largest native plant sales in Illinois.  Since its start in 1996, the plant sale has grown to selling over 17,000 plants each year, expanding native habitat in yards throughout the Chicago region. Included are:

  • More than 350 varieties of native perennials, ferns, sedges, grasses, shrubs, and trees 
  • Plants for shoreline and slope stabilization
  • Rain, shade, and butterfly gardens
  • Native wildflowers
  • All plants sold are free of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Our online native plant database makes planning and shopping easy.  This database provides details on hundreds of native plants. It also has a great filtering capability: in addition to common filters such as sun and water, you can also filter by color; by tolerance to deer, rabbit, or black walnut; and by species that you want to attract, such as hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles and bees. And if you’re buying a tree or a shrub, you can learn forbs, grasses, sedges, and ferns grow well with your selection. 

CFC members receive a 10% discount on plant orders. More Membership info here.