Pumpkins go to Hollywood this weekend!

We’re excited to bring back PumpkinPalooza in full force on October 1 & 2 at the Aurora location. Giant decorated pumpkins, hayrides, games, pumpkin painting and more!

Fresh Fall Annuals

Our mums are on the shelves and ready for you! Pansies, kale, cabbages, rudbeckia, peppers, grasses, and many more fall favorites are available for fantastic fall color options.

All Perennials & Roses $2-$25

All perennials and roses are on sale now through the end of the season. It’s a great time to buy and get a head start on next season!

Garlic Fest October 8

Get ready for some bad breath — garlic cooking demos with Ask Aunt V, garlic sampling, and garlic planting tips October 8, 2022 in Aurora!

Plant for the Future

Step Into Our Gardens & Find Yours

We think everyone can have a green thumb. (Yes, even you!) We’re here to help you find the right plants for your yard and give you the confidence you need to be successful in your garden.

Garden Center

Anything but ordinary, you’ll find a wide selection of outdoor and indoor plants, trees, shrubs, vegetables and herbs tucked in amongst our gardens, knowledgeable staff, as well as classes, workshops, and festivals for adults and kids.

Gift Shop

Explore our gardens and open-air Gift Shop for indoor and outdoor decor, mini garden accessories, birdbaths, gazing balls, containers, and more!


Wander through our gardens for inspiration or just to relax and recharge. Both locations have over an acre of well-labeled gardens and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy.


7 Days a Week

Closed Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2022

Gardening Advice

Watering Instructions

Know when to water and how much. Tried and true techniques from our plant experts to get you on the right path. read more


Planting Instructions

We’ll help you find the right plant for the right place and give you advice for a successful garden. read more



Our Branches

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: (630) 820.8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630) 355.4000

TGP Garden Blog

The Weekly Scoop

Stay up to date with timely garden advice, new and featured plants, garden projects, and more!

DIY Pump-cculent Decor

DIY Pump-cculent Decor

The design staff at The Growing Place gets compliments each year on their pump-succulents. Here's our recipe for your own DIY success. Making pump-cculents is a creative activity to do with friends and family. All ages can hunt for natural accents outdoors, pick out...

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Landscape Design Tips From Our Experts

Landscape Design Tips From Our Experts

  Creating a beautiful landscape involves utilizing some key design components.  We talked to our experts who shared their secrets so you can design a space that looks like it was created by the professionals.Getting Started The first step to any design project...

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Plant Search

Find the Right Plant for the Right Place



Our online plant search is here to help you plan your garden or landscape. Search our selections for pictures and detailed descriptions about most of the plants we carry.