Wheaton's Environmental Improvement Commission encourages the community to "grow native" and consider environmentally friendly plants through its annual Native Plant Sale. The sale will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24 at the City of Wheaton Storage Yard, 820 W. Liberty Drive. This event is provided through the partnership of the City's Environmental Improvement Commission, City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District to encourage the community to choose eco-friendly plants for their landscapes.
Please note that due to Covid-19 safety protocols, this year's sale will be slightly different than past years. The sale will be outdoors in the Public Works Storage Yard (across the street from the Public Works building), and face masks and social distancing will be required. Sales are limited to credit card and checks only; no cash sales allowed. Volunteers will be on site to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and to control the number of people allowed into the sale at one time.
Parking for this event will be at the Commuter Parking Lot 9, just east of the Storage Yard, at Liberty and Carlton Avenue.
Native plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees and grasses sold are all varieties native to northern Illinois, which make them drought-resistant and hardy choices for our climate. You will be able to preview the types of plants available at the sale on the City's website closer to the date of the sale.
You can also pre-order a rain barrel in cooperation with the Conservation Foundation, and pick it up at the event. Visit https://upcycle-products.com/il-programs/wh/ to pre-order your rain barrel. Mail-in orders are due by April 16; online orders are due by April 19.