Welcome to our first ever native plant sale!
Click here to join the EEA and get a discount on your plants! PLEASE NOTE THE PLANT PURCHASE LIMITS IN ORANGE.
Online sales run from now until May 8. Collect your plants on Saturday, May 22: 9:30AM-1:30PM
Pick up will be at the City of Evanston's Morton Civic Center Parking Lot, 2100 Ridge, enter at the North end of the parking lot and you will be directed to the pick-up area. Parking will be clearly marked the day of the sale. Bring boxes or bags to collect your plants. For larger orders flats may be available.
Purchase your plants on-line, print your receipt or save it on your phone. Collect your plants on May 22 at the Morton Civic Center. A time slot for your pick-up (by last name alphabetically) will be assigned to you between 9:30AM - 1:30PM to ensure COVID safe distribution. Your reminder email will be sent out close to the sale date. IMPORTANT: SAVE YOUR RECEIPT.
The sale is organized so that you can select plant communities that will build habitat for diverse native insects and birds. At this inaugural (pilot) sale, we are highlighting certain native plants that support the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (RPBB), which relies on them. They are also great plants for wildlife other than the RPBB: any plants listed in the store below with *RPBB* by their names will help the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Ultimately we want to achieve a richly diverse natural habitat in our city of Evanston and beyond! The sale is organized to help you find the right plants for your garden:
All wildflowers will be sold and distributed as plugs.
Shrubs and trees will be sold in #2 gallon - #5 gallon pots, ranging from 18" - 36" tall.
Sale Proceeds support the EEA and NHE's mission and the Evanston Ecology Center programs.
PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 3 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY.
PLEASE LIMIT PURCHASE TO 2 PLANTS OF EACH VARIETY.
These trees and shrubs can relate to different garden areas. Please read their preferred conditions on the purchase page. The size of the plants being sold are indicated by the Common Name.
Multi-purpose Native Garden doubles as a Rain Garden: From these plants, you can create a rain garden to reduce the water from your downspouts that flows into the city storm sewer, which makes it easier for the sewer system to manage stormwater without overflows into Lake Michigan. Or you can redirect puddles toward these plants so that the water goes where you want and reduces flooding in your yard. Rain gardens also recharge the local water table to help trees during droughtier times.
easier to do than you might think: Remove your existing sod to form a
4" ponding area at least 10' from your house foundation. Voila a two for
one: less flooding and more habitat! Look below for more information on Rain Gardens.
Be a Part of Growing Native Gardens in Evanston!