We’re Open!

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 grow@thegrowingplace.com

2021 Plant Guides here!

Copies available for pick up at any time. There’s a box on our gate at both locations or they are on the porch in front of the Gift Shop in Naperville and the Classroom building 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.

Spring Hours

Open 7 Days a Week!

Closed Easter Sunday
April 4, 2021

Masks are required for entry.
Read all COVID-19 precautions here

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!

A Spring Blooming Landscape

A Spring Blooming Landscape

Spring blooms signal the arrival of warmer weather and dot the green landscape with pops of color. Many April and May flowers are crucial for early pollinators. Those who enjoy bird song and first sightings of hummingbirds and butterflies will appreciate...

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Go Native!

Go Native!

The theme for Earth Day, April 22 is Restore our Earth. One way to make your own green footprint is to plant natives in your yard. The Growing Place carries over 100 species of native plants that provide the food and shelter our birds, butterflies, and...

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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.