How to Contact Us

We are currently working with a limited number of staff on site. The best way to reach us at this time is to email or if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram you can send us a direct messages and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We know you are excited to get planting! We are too but we are taking every precaution to keep our staff and you safe. Thank you for your patience. We are all in this together.


Drive-thru Shopping in Aurora

Things are evolving here at The Growing Place to adapt to our new reality. Because the shelter in place order has been extended to April 30, we are keeping our sales floors closed until it is lifted. Right now we’re perfecting our drive-thru service at our Aurora store. It’s a new and novel way to get your plants.

Hey spring – we’re ready…

2020 Plant Guides are here!

Pick up your free copy Opening Weekend April 11, during regular business hours. Don’t worry we have plenty of copies for everyone.

Bare Roots, Big Results

Bare Root Tree Deadline Extended to April 11

Simply put, bare roots are trees and shrubs sold without soil around their roots. This makes them a lightweight, easier to handle option that will adapt to the soil conditions in your yard quicker. They’re only available for a short time in spring so call 630.355.4000 to place your order.

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 gift shop and gardens for indoor and outdoor decor, mini garden accessories, birdbaths, gazing balls, containers, and of course, our signature Bluebirds!


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.


Whether you want to plant it yourself or have us do the work, your dream landscape is waiting. With 3 types of design appointments, there’s one that fits your needs and budget.

An Unusual Spring

April Drive-Thru Shopping in Aurora

Due to the extended shelter in place orders through April 30, we are running a “drive-thru” at our Aurora location. Learn More
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays. (Closed: Mondays & Thursdays) 
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: The Growing Place in Aurora



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!

What’s Blooming Now?

What’s Blooming Now?

Since all the news is terrible, I took a (solitary) walk through our gardens to just take a breath and see what good magic was happening out in the gardens. It's comforting to see that amid the chaos, the garden can always bring a little peace. Most of these pictures...

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Don’t Clean Up Your Garden (Yet)

Don’t Clean Up Your Garden (Yet)

The sunshine and warmer weather beckons us outdoors. We walk around the yard and see the effects winter has left behind. Knowing it’s not quite time for spring growth, we eagerly want to be prepared to see it. So we start spring cleaning. But wait! Walk the yard, look...

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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.