85 Reasons to Garden

Tell us why you love to garden. Email grow@thegrowingplace.com. We’d love to hear from you!

Garden Art Saturdays!

We have a great lineup for our last Garden Art Saturday on July 31.

August Events

We’re excited to be hosting events on site again!

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.


Open 7 Days a Week!

Closed July 4, 5, & 6 to give our staff time off to enjoy the holiday. Regular hours resume July 7.

Masks recommended for unvaccinated people.

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 Smallscape

DIY Smallscape

As we celebrate a big anniversary, our theme is ’85 Years of Planting Joy’.  The past year taught us that we all enjoy spending more time outdoors. We also work better together, like a delicate and complex ecosystem. The experience and knowledge of our staff is...

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9 Reasons to Love Ninebark

9 Reasons to Love Ninebark

Physocarpus opulifolius, commonly known as Ninebark, is a shrub that can work for almost any landscape. Varieties come in different colors and sizes. All provide year-round interest. Below are 9 reasons to love Ninebark.1. It's a Growing Place Choice Plant! We choose...

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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.