Opening March 27

In 2021 we’re looking forward to celebrating 85 years of helping you plant joy in your gardens. Tell us why you garden! We’d love to hear from you. Email

Winter Classes

Stay cozy on your couch this winter for our virtual classes! From houseplants to landscaping to veggies, there’s something for everyone.


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.

Closed for the Winter

We are closed for the winter but we are busy behind the scenes planting and planning for 2021! Winter office hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. 

See you in the Spring!

Opening Day March 27, 2021

Contact Us

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!

10 Tips Before You Prune

10 Tips Before You Prune

Winter is a great time to see the architecture of trees and bushes without the leaves. When temps are above freezing as the ice and snow melts, look for crossing branches and dead, diseased, or damaged wood. Removing these will improve air and light...

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New & Noteworthy Plants

New & Noteworthy Plants

Each year we get excited about new varieties available in the plant world. Here are a few of the ones you'll see at The Growing Place this spring. Opening day is just around the corner on March 27. We look forward to helping you choose which plants are...

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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.