Perennials — Plants That Return Year After Year

When Emma started Emma's Perennials in 1936, perennials were field-grown and dug up when customers wanted them. She was one of only three perennial growers in the entire Chicago area. It was this beginning that inspired Rich Massat to take on the task of restoring Emma's Perennials—now The Growing Place.

Since then we have expanded our perennial selections to include over 1000 varieties. Each year many new selections are introduced to the collection. Current selections include many native plants, vines, ferns, ornamental grasses, succulents, groundcovers, rain garden and miniature plants. Many of these are grown at our Aurora location. Gardeners at heart, we plant perennials in the Learning Gardens at each location so you can see firsthand how they will mature in your own 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 Hours

November 1 - December 23

Monday - Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 11am-4pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day
November 22

Growing for the future with
right plants in right places.