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2022 marks  Citizens for Conservation’s 26th Annual Native Plant Sale!

ONLINE ORDERS OPEN  MARCH 1 – APRIL 17

Please note: online preorders are subject to a $35.00 minimum to help cover our processing costs.

Pre-order pick ups May 6  11am – 5 pm and  May 7 9am- 3pm

Please note that there is no drive-through pick up this year.  Please park behind the sale area. To avoid long lines, consider arriving after 1 pm.

CFC Members only sale May 6 11am-5pm

Public Sale May 7 & 8 9am-3pm

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We need your volunteer help during the week of May 2 – 8!  View the sign up here. 

Located at the “Barns” area of Good Shepherd Hospital,

across from CFC Headquarters, 459 W. Hwy 22, Lake Barrington, IL 60010

PLEASE NOTE: We do not ship orders. Pick-up only.

Planning & Planting Reference

Here are downloadable plant lists that include cultural information about many plants often offered in the sale. Please note that not all species are available every year:

Woodland Plants Trees and Shrubs
Forbs, Ferns, Grasses & Sedges

Click Here to jump to the sale!  Orders are filled in the order that they are received, so order early to avoid possible disappointment on sold-out plants.

Members of Citizens for Conservation receive a 10% discount on their order.  Interested in becoming a member?  View our membership options here!

Mother’s Day Special!  We’re offering special garden packages to celebrate Mom.  These gardens were designed with the small home yard in mind–all plants are under 3 feet tall.

Want to help stabilize stream and lake banks?  Click here for details on how and plant lists.

We discount all of our milkweed varieties as an incentive to help the desperate monarch butterfly population. It looks like efforts across North America are working but we need to continue to provide this essential plant to support monarch populations and their migrations. Monarch butterflies simply cannot survive without milkweed.  Adult butterflies and other pollinators also rely on flower nectar for food.  Try to ensure that you have plants in flower from early spring through late fall.  Asters and goldenrods are great season extenders.

Questions?  Native plant experts from our Habitat Corridors Program are available for a brief online or phone consultation. Email your request by April 1 to [email protected] with your name and contact information, and a native plant expert will be in touch to set up an appointment. Please include Native Plant Sale in the subject line.

All of our plants are free of neonicotinoid pesticides.

A Note about Woodland Species

Woodland forbs are now categorized under the main forbs category. Check the “filter by” box by shade or part shade to help find plants suitable for your growing conditions. (Here are the plants previously listed under Woodland Species, in case you’re looking.) Many sedges and ferns also make good woodland plants.

Details of the sale:

COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place in accordance with county guidelines.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
You can use our contact form or call CFC Headquarters at (847) 382-SAVE (7283).

Thank you for helping CFC accomplish its mission of Saving Living Space for Living Things!