Landscape Coaching


Our Design Philosophy

The Growing Place designs new renovates old or works within existing landscapes to create a balanced whole. Our Design Team is deeply rooted in The Growing Place tradition of planting the right plant in the right place to reduce maintenance and contribute to a successful, long-lasting landscape. We use a diverse selection of plants to satisfy every garden style and cultural need. To schedule an appointment contact us at 630-820-8088 or e-mail


In-Store Landscape Coaching

Our Design Team is available to give one-on-one advice at either location throughout the year. One hour In-Store Landscape Coaching appointments are available. Download a detailed questionnaire and instructions PDF here and fill in before your appointment. In-Store coaching sessions are perfect if you’re looking for design advice for a small, simple area that you will be installing yourself. Fee for an In-Store Landscape Coaching session is $70. This fee includes one hour with a designer plus time to view plants. You will receive:

• Expert assessment of your area.

• Plant recommendations for your site conditions based on your personal style and needs.

• A rough sketch and/or notes of plant placement and spacing.

• A coupon towards a one-time plant purchase.

Download a detailed questionnaire and instructions PDF here.

Download and save this form to your computer before filling in the information.

At-Home Landscape Coaching

A home visit is often the best way to assess your landscaping situation and gardening challenges. One of our Design Team members will walk the area with you and discuss your goals. Fees start at: $140 for the first hour and $40 per half-hour thereafter. You will receive personalized notes on:

• How to work with your problem areas.

• Design solutions and plant recommendations.

• Plant health care, identification and maintenance instructions.

• Gardening techniques, tips and solutions.

• A rough sketch of the area and/or notes of plant placement and spacing.

• Handouts on topics discussed and links to resources.

• A coupon towards a one-time plant purchase.

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

Summer Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm 

Growing for the future with
right plants in right places.