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Date(s) - 08/29/2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Growing Place Aurora


Celebrate our 85th year with us as we say THANK YOU for shopping at TGP.

~Weekend Special~

  • 20% off regular price items (Saturday, Aug 28 & Sunday, August 29 only. Both locations, both days.)


  • We have some great raffle items this year including, a Ginkgo tree, a perennial shade combo, a perennial sun combo, a Fall Container combo, and a Virtual Design Session! (Saturday in Naperville & Sunday in Aurora. Winners will be contacted Monday for pickup)
  • Everyone attending will receive 5 raffle tickets to enter in the raffles of your choice.
  • Wear your 85th Anniversary pin for an extra 3 raffle tickets!

~Free Activity for Kids & Adults~

  • Paint a “Good-Natured Rock” (aka Kindness Rock) then place it in your neighborhood for someone to find and brighten their day. (Saturday in Naperville & Sunday in Aurora)

~Silent Auction to Benefit The Gardenworks Project~

  • Hidden away in a storage closet we stumbled across the very last 4 of our signature Bluebirds. This weekend we’re going to auction them off to the highest bidder. All proceeds will be donated to The Gardenworks Project.
  • The Gardenworks Project is a volunteer-led organization founded in 2012 to serve the western Chicagoland suburbs. Its mission is to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment, and those facing food insecurity. In 2020 they built 109 Home Gardens, installed 4 Community Gardens, and served 1903 clients.
  • Meet The Gardenworks Project at the Naperville location on Saturday, Aug 28 from 11am-3pm.
  • Place your bid for a Bluebird at either location! Bids must be placed in person. Saturday in Naperville & Sunday in Aurora. The highest bidder for each bluebird will win. Checks should be written directly to The Gardenworks Project.

~Saturday’s Talk Schedule in Naperville~

  • 11am: Adding Fall Color with Trees & Shrubs – Marsha Z., a tree and shrub expert, shares what to add to your garden for the best fall color and how to plant this fall for success next spring.
  • 1pm: Garden Walk & Talk – Take a guided tour through our Learning Gardens. See what’s in bloom, hear about some of our favorite plants, and learn what you can do in your garden this fall.

~Sunday’s Talk Schedule in Aurora~

  • 11am: Perennial Fall Garden – Kyle Lambert, Perennial Manager, highlights perennials for fall color and best care tips for long-lasting success.
  • 1pm: Garden Walk & Talk – Take a guided tour through our Learning Gardens with Perennial Guru, Joannie. See what’s in bloom now, what will bring fall color, and what Joanie’s favorite garden tips are.