We are a family owned garden center with 2 locations. Both locations are tucked away off the beaten path, but once you find us you’ll be back again and again. Our Naperville garden center is located on Plank Road, 3 blocks east of Naper Blvd and just south of Ogden Ave.
Our Aurora garden center is on Montgomery Road, 2 blocks north of Ogden Ave and 10 minutes west of the Fox Valley Mall. If you’re coming from the west, the Aurora location is 5 minutes from the Route 30 and Ogden Ave intersection.
Started in 1936, our Naperville location grow into and overflow every inch of the 4.5-acre site. Each season, new displays pop up with ideas to incorporate into your own garden. Shop our extensive plant selection, stroll through our Learning Gardens or just relax by the pond. Opened in 1989, our 18 acre Aurora location also has many Learning Gardens for you to wander through and gather ideas. We like to think of this location as our family-friendly farm. Kids can discover several play areas and even a magical hidden garden! Find the perfect garden gift inside our charming historic farmhouse, built in 1860 by A.T. Thatcher, we moved the farmhouse to save it from demolition. In 2000, the city of Aurora gave the farmhouse landmark status.
Both locations are filled with inspirational gardens, a wide selection of plants, knowledgeable staff, and gardening fun. Fests, classes, and workshops for adults and kids! Shop in a beautiful garden setting for perennials, natives, annuals, herbs, fruits, vegetables, roses, groundcovers, trees, shrubs, seeds, bulbs, containers, and supplies. Explore our gift shop to discover thoughtful gifts, miniatures, and unique garden accents. We also offer Landscape Design services and container design services both in store and at your home.
My kids and I love the Growing Place! All the plants I need (and so many more!) And a fun sandbox and slide for the kids.
Tamra Burnette Harrington
My favorite Garden Center �������... I love the variety and quality of the plants. I alway enjoy coming to the Naperville Store
Was at your Naperville location yesterday and I want you to know how helpful and pleasant it was to deal with Liz from you annuals section. She is a keeper!
I love coming here to get ideas for my planting beds! They have a very knowledgeable staff and many flowers, plants, trees, and yard décor to choose from. This is my favorite Garden Center around! More...
Den Sue DeWeerdt
I am always amazed by the knowledge when I visit the Aurora location. I came in last weekend and showed Joanie what I though might be weeds only to find she immediately identified the 1" saplings as Rudbeckia. How nice it is to know what is sprouting. We are always asked if we need help and greeted with a friendly smile. Love to visit! More...
Nora Bautista Gorman
Everyone was so nice, knowledgeable and approachable! The variety of plants, trees, herbs, etc. are beyond my expectations! Thanks and we will be back!!! :-)
My favorite garden place! They always have the best quality plants, shrubs, and trees. They are my first stop each growing season!
I personally have only come here for decorations and bulbs but they have a lot of options and it's a very cute center.
Karen Baetzel Mellenthin
Love this Garden Center. They have some of the COOLEST and most unique plants around !! I live a little far away but it's worth the drive & I constantly get people stopping in front of my house to ask what this or that is & it's ALWAYS from The Growing Place Naperville.
Love this place! loads of great ideas and healthy plants, trees etc. a fun garden to get lost in. Staff is great, go here you'll love it too!
Monika Pandya Burchfield
Little pricey, but the Staff is knowledgeable and I love they have a sand pit for kids to play in while I shop.
Debbie Nelson Talaska
A great place to get a new plant for the garden, replace that parkway tree, get a diagnosis on a leaf problem or start a new landscape with one of the professional designers. They can help you grow your garden. More...
Jonna Frazier Gajda
A wondeful place not only for the best plants flowers and vegetables but also to feed the soul with the beauty of the place
Very nice garden center. I loved the layout and my kids loved the pumpkin event today. Bought some really nice mums too at a good price �
They have multiple sod signs through the entrance including one on the street that says "sod today" so I went in to buy 30 rolls which is not a large quantity when it comes to sod, they only had 10 rolls available. Should not post that many sod signs if they have such a small quantity. Need to purchase larger quantities to meet demand especially early in the season. More...
Kim Mcconville Tobak
We love The Growing Place! We’ve been coming here for years to buy flowers, outdoor decor and holiday decorations. This is great place to visit all year round. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and creative. They work with a few local landscapers to complete larger jobs. Highly recommend! More...
The growing Place in the winter is a wonderful place to visit. Whether you're looking for a Christmas tree or boughs of evergreen branches for the perfect swag, this is the place to go. The gift shop is full of nifty gift ideas and the staff is always pleasant and helpful. I go there for all my Christmas decorations. More...
Lorene Smith Keller
I LOVE how they have things out in gardens that are themed (shade or butterfly, etc) so you can get an idea of what things will look like grouped together...
Niki Portillo Thompson
I’ve had great experiences here. Randy gave me all kinds of tips for pear and peach trees. Everybody I’ve spoken with has been very friendly and helpful.
Best experience for a gardener looking for high quality plants that are also healthy for birds and bees, which is important to me. There’s better place for gaining knowledge and ideas from the huge variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables and spice gardens you will see if you visit. Highly recommend! More...