Tours & Talks

The Growing Place

Group Tours & Speakers

We offer a variety of opportunities for groups, scouts, and schools. We love creative activities featuring plants! If you don’t see what you’re looking for—call us! We are happy to do customized programs.

For Children

We can provide a learning experience for your preschool, birthday party, classroom, scouting or playgroup at our Aurora location. Enjoy a garden tour, an introduction to plants and how they grow, and a hands-on nature activity. Seasonal activities include paint and plant a flower pot in the spring or paint a pumpkin in the fall. Fees apply. Call (630) 355.4000 for availability and pricing.

For Adults

We welcome group tours throughout the growing season, except the month of May. Our staff is available to guide you through our production greenhouses at the Aurora location and/or the Learning Gardens at both locations. Gather inspiration, learn how we grow our plants, and enjoy! Box lunches available on request.

For Offsite Groups

We are happy to travel to you! Rates vary depending on location. Call (630) 355.4000 for more information and availability.

Download a PDF of our available talks and workshop here


Plant Search

Find the Right Plant for the Right Place



Our online plant search is here to help you plan your garden or landscape. Search our selections for pictures and detailed descriptions about most of the plants we carry.