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.

NEW for 2017 — Saturday Morning Garden Gurus!
Stop in each week to see what we’re doing in the gardens. Our gardeners will be available to answer questions, offer advice and show you how to do some simple garden tasks. You can come to either location between 9am-10am to ask your questions. There will be coffee and a guru waiting for you. Saturdays, May 6 through June 17

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 Office Hours

January 1 - March 23

During the winter months while we are not open to the public, we do have office hours Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and are happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are stopping in, please call ahead.

Spring Begins March 24, 2018!  

Growing for the future with
right plants in right places.