Learning Gardens

Enjoy & Learn in Our Gardens

Keeping new gardeners and veteran green thumbs in mind, we have refined and expanded our existing plantings to create Learning Gardens at each location. You’ll find themed gardens demonstrating common situations such as sunny borders, dense shade and wet tolerant areas. There are gardens designed to attract hummingbirds and butterflies, showcase long-blooming plants, cutting flowers and incorporating natives. The miniature garden is one of our most popular, but make sure to search each garden to find a tiny world!

Visit the Learning Gardens often! They change frequently as plants grow and bloom. Each location has about an acre filled with more than 800 well-labeled plants. There’s no better way to learn what a plant will do than to see it mature in a garden.

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

Winter at The Growing Place

December 24 - March 29

In the winter we are closed to the public. However, we do have staff onsite Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm if you need to stop in for a gift card. Just give us a call to let us know you're coming.

Mark your Calendars! Opening Day is March 30, 2019

Growing for the future with
right plants in right places.