Gardening Events

Attend a Seed Swap this spring!
We've collected a list of Chicagoland events to make it easy to find one near you. or check out our map. To have your event added, please email

Native Landscape Design Workshop
January 30, 2024, 6 - 8 pm, via Zoom
Coaching sessions February 13 or 27, 6-8pm, via Zoom

2024 Virtual School and Community Garden Training Series
Thursday, February 15th from 6 to 8 PM - Introduction, Getting Started, and Volunteer Engagement
Thursday, February 22nd from 6 to 8 PM - Vegetable Gardening
Thursday, February 29th from 6 to 8 PM - Ornamental Gardens and Curriculum

Four Seasons Gardening Webinar Series
January 23 - Native Seed Starting for Spring Planting
February 13 - Insects to Know: Spotted Lanternfly and Periodical Cicadas
March 5 - Rain Garden Essentials: Design, Build, Plant

Revised (July 2023)
Dates and links to area garden walks open to the public. 

Upcoming 2023 Illinois Native Plant Sales:

Native Plant Sales near Cook County:

West Cook Wild Ones Spring Native Plant Sale

Thorn Creek Audubon and Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve Native Plant Sale

Sag Moraine Spring Native Plant Sale

Evanston/Skokie District 65 PTA One Fund Plant Sale 


Statewide Plant Sales:

Illinois Native Plant Society lists state-wide plant sales