You could spend hours roaming among intricate bonsai trees, hanging spider plants, blooming flowers and tons of other greenery at this massive Andersonville nursery, which has supplied Chicagoans with everything landscaping, garden and houseplant-related for nearly 40 years. Pay the shop a visit to chat with a staffer for houseplant advice and browse the greenhouse's sizeable planter collection to beautify your plant before taking it home. Got an extra-green thumb? Stop by the greenhouse's sale section to find slightly bedraggled plants for an excellent price—all they need is a little extra TLC.
It's a good time for buying houseplants in Chicago. After the pandemic sent demand for home greenery to unprecedented levels—and inspired more than a few plant enthusiasts to ditch their day jobs in favor of opening their own shops—you'll find tons of brick-and-mortar and delivery options for adding a little color to your home or apartment, regardless of whether you're a greenhorn or a green thumb. Browse these airy storefronts to pick out sun-loving Monstera, alocasia, fiddle leaf figs and other trendy plants, or consult with knowledgeable staffers for advice on the best plants to fit your needs (even if you're stuck with a busy schedule and north-facing windows). Plus, if you need to pick up a bouquet, you'll find that a few of these businesses double as the best flower shops in Chicago. Ready to make your home look like a proper Chicago garden? Check out the best plant stores in Chicago for gorgeous greenery, garden accessories, workshops and more.
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