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Where to Find the Best Houseplants and Garden Plants for Sale in Chicago

Updated September 10th, 2022 by Petal Republic Chicago

Welcome to our local guide to the best plant shops, garden centers, and plant delivery services in Chicago, IL. Here you’ll find a collection of our favorite spots for tropical houseplants, cacti, succulents, interior and exterior trees, garden plants, and more throughout the year. In addition, many provide a speedy doorstep plant delivery service throughout Chicago, and you can also swing by and collect in-store. Enjoy!


16 Best Plant Delivery Services in Chicago, IL.

MORE INFO:PRICE:DELIVERY:ONLINE SHOP:
1) Bloomscape$$3-5 daysbloomscape.com
2) UrbanStems$$1-2 daysurbanstems.com
3) Plants Delivered Chicago$$2-3 daysplantsdelivered.com
4) Terrain$$$3-5 daysshopterrain.com
5) The Sill$$3-5 daysthesill.com
6) Léon & George$$$$3-5 daysleonandgeorge.com
7) FromYouFlowers$ 1-2 days fromyouflowers.com
8) Lively Root$$ 3-5 dayslivelyroot.com
9) Plants.com$$ 3-5 daysplants.com
10) Sprout Home$$$3-5 dayssprouthome.com
11) Plant Shop Chicago$3-5 daysplantshopchicago.com
12) Asrai Garden$$$$3-5 daysasraigarden.com
13) Chalet Nursery$Pick-Upchaletnursery.com
14) CityEscape$$Pick-upcityescape.biz
15) Gethsemane Garden Center$Pick-upgethsemane.com
16) Farmers Market Garden Center$Pick-upgardenchicago.com

The Best Places to Get Plants Delivered in Chicago:


1) Bloomscape ($$)

Bloomscape Plants Delivered in Chicago

About Bloomscape:

Bloomscape was founded by Dutch horticultural maestro Justin Mast. Here you’ll find an excellent variety of home-grown houseplants throughout the year.

They’ve also created their own unique packaging technology to ensure plants arrive in tip-top shape every time. Moreover, every plant arrives ‘living room ready’, complete with the appropriate soil mix and planter. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

You can quickly sort through Bloomscape’s online shop to find the perfect plant for your exact living environment. What’s particularly helpful is that you can factor in whether you have pets, how much space you have, maintenance requirements, and the general light conditions where the plant is intended to live. 

In addition, you’ll find all the classics here, including monstera, yucca plants, jade plants, jasmine plants, and a range of indoor ferns.

Prices typically start around $30 for smaller plants, $60 for medium, and $100+ for larger varieties. There’s also an excellent collection of plant gift baskets as well which make a nice treat for birthdays, thank you messages, housewarmings, and more.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Bloomscape delivers plants throughout Chicago. Orders typically arrive within 3 to 5 days.


2) UrbanStems ($$)

About UrbanStems:

UrbanStems are a modern and stylish flower and plant delivery specialist and one of our favorite flower delivery services in Chicago. Here you’ll find a great selection of houseplants and on-trend seasonal bouquets.

Above all, they focus on delivering fresh flowers and tropical greenery directly from their network of farms and nurseries. This ensures you’re typically getting plants days fresher than you might find elsewhere. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

The UrbanStems plant range is handily organized by the plant’s particular attributes. For instance, you can pick those that are great at purifying the air and those that thrive in varying light conditions. In addition, there’s a great selection of plants that require minimal maintenance and those that friendly to your resident pets. 

Expect all the classics, such as snake plants, ZZ plants, fiddle leaf figs, ferns, cacti, succulents, and more.

Each plant also comes complete with a stylish planter and appropriate soil mix, so all you need to do is unpack and position and you’re good to go. 

Prices typically range from $50 to $90.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

UrbanStems provides a next-day or specified-day plant delivery service throughout Chicago and also to the surrounding areas.


3) Plants Delivered Chicago ($$)

About Plants Delivered Chicago:

Plants Delivered Chicago is a local online plant shop on a mission to bring greenery to homes and offices all across Chicagoland. 

What’s great is they strive to be more than just a plant shop and get involved in many local initiatives, such as donating part of their proceeds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. 

What’s more, every plant is delivered (for free) by hand in special climate-controlled conditions, so you’re guaranteed to have a pristine specimen. Nice! 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Here you’ll find an excellent collection of plants readily available throughout the year, including fiddle leaf fig trees (from $100), Jade Pothos (from $25), Rattlesnake Calathea (from $45), ZZ plants (from $75), and Dracaena Marginata (from $150) to name but a few.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Chicago plant delivery is available city-wide, including North Side, South Side, West Side, and Far East Side residences. In addition, they serve the Chicago suburbs and Northwest Indiana (for a $25 flat fee). 


4) Terrain ($$$)

Terrain Plant Delivery Service in Chicago, IL
Credit: Terrain

About Terrain:

Terrain is part of the Anthropologie family of companies. Their business is rooted in nature and the environment and offers a range of natural décor, living gifts, and planted arrangements.

Plant Collection & Prices:

Terrain sources the majority of its plants from its own network of nurseries in the US. Here you’ll find an excellent variety of houseplants, succulents, air plants, miniature evergreen trees, and more. 

Prices start from around $50 for small potted indoor plants such as ferns, ficus, and palms, $70+ for more extensive and more mature plant varieties, including ZZ plants and snake plants; and $90-$100+ for potted citrus trees such as Lime, Olive, and Lemon Cypress. 

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Plant delivery is available across Chicago, and orders typically arrive within 3 to 5 days.


5) The Sill ($$$)

About The Sill Plant Delivery in Chicago:

The Sill is an excellent option for those new to plant life in addition to more experienced plant parents. 

As well as curating a great collection of stylish houseplants and greenery The Sill is renowned for the level of support and post-sales care they provide to each and every customer. 

For starters, each order comes with expert care instructions and direct access to The Sill team of houseplant experts. What’s great is they guarantee to be there at every step of your plant’s journey through life and help out with any questions or support you need along the way.

Plant Collection & Prices:

The Sill offers a comprehensive collection of plants and accessories and handily categorizes plants that are best for beginners, pet-friendly, low-light tolerant, live plants, faux plants, and larger plant varieties. 

Expect to find everything from plush orchids and succulents to snake plants, ferns, philodendrons, yuccas, palms, ZZ, and many more. 

In addition, there’s a popular monthly subscription club that will furnish you with a fresh collection of plants and terrariums each week. 

Small plants start at around $30; expect to pay $65+ for orchids and $80+ for larger plant varieties.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

The Sill provides standard and expedited plant delivery to Chicago. Plants typically dispatch within 2-3 days.


6) Léon & George ($$$)

About Léon & George:

Léon & George is a stylish, upmarket indoor houseplant retailer with outposts here in Chicago and Los Angeles, New York City, and Paris

In short, they’re well known for their premium plant collection and focus on making plant buying a complete experience. For starters, each plant arrives ready to go in stylish potting vessels and the correct soil mix in tow. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Léon & George center around plants that are ideally suited to city life. For instance, you’ll find a great selection of plants that thrive in low or minimal light conditions. In addition, many are also pet-friendly, require minimal maintenance, and also serve as great air-purifying plants. 

The variety of plants available to order is also impressive. Here you’ll find Zanzibar Gems, Snake Plants, Philodendron Brasil, Silver Evergreen, Jade plants, Ferns, Palms, and various Braided Money Trees, to name but a few.

Prices start at around $75 for plant + pot + stand combos. Expect to pay $150+ for larger varieties.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Léon & George deliver plants to homes, offices, and venues throughout Chicago. Orders typically arrive within 3 to 5 days.


7) From You Flowers ($)

FromYouFlowers Same-day Plant Delivery in Chicago
Credit: FromYouFlowers

About From You Flowers:

From You Flowers have mastered the art of cheap online flower delivery in Chicago and are also home to a massive inventory of affordable plant life. They also provide a speedy same-day plant delivery service in Chicago, 7-days a week.

Plant Collection & Prices:

Here you’ll find a vast collection of Orchids, Bonsai Trees, Peace Lily Plants, Dish Gardens, and Terrariums, in addition to a host of tropical, green tropical house plants.

Prices start from under $20, with numerous options to upsize to more decorative containers or include add-ons such as balloons, cards, chocolates, or other items if you’re purchasing them as a gift. 

In short, always a dependable option for plant gifting for birthdays, thank you messages, house-warmings, and more. 

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Same-day, next-day, or specified-day plant delivery is available throughout Chicago.


8) Lively Root ($$)

Lively Root Plant Delivery in Chicago, IL
Credit: Lively Root

About Lively Root: 

Lively Root is an excellent eco-friendly plant nursery delivering a vast collection of house plants throughout the US today. Here you’ll find options for every living environment, with plants available in multiple sizes as well.

Plant Collection & Prices:

Lively Root grows everything from lush foliage plants to vibrant blooms and towering palm trees and figs.

What’s great is there’s always a wide choice of options suitable to a range of light conditions in addition to many suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments. Many are also available in a range of size options, and you can include a choice of stylish pots if you’re looking for something ready-to-go on delivery. 

Prices start from around $30 to $50 for younger, smaller plant life going up to around $130 for larger, more mature ornamental plants. 

For more, see our in-depth, hands-on Lively Root review here.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Lively Root delivers plants throughout Chicago. Orders typically arrive within 3 to 5 days. 


9) Plants.com ($$)

Plants.com Plant Delivery in Chicago, IL
Credit: Plants.com

About Plants.com:

Plants.com is an online-only plant delivery specialist. They work with a network of growers to deliver plants directly to homes and offices throughout Chicago today. Expect affordable prices and home-ready plants across an ever-expanding collection.

Plant Collection & Prices:

Here you’ll find an extensive year-round collection of house plants, air plants, cacti, succulents, flowering & tropical plants, and numerous orchids and bonsai trees. 

Most plants are available in a range of sizes with a choice of modern and contemporary pots and planters. What’s more, prices are generally super affordable, expect to pay from $20 to $50 for small to medium-sized potted plants going up to around $120 for larger plant specimens. 

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Plants.com delivers house plants throughout Chicago. Orders typically arrive within 3 to 5 days. 


10) Sprout Home ($$$)

About Sprout Home:

Sprout Home is a modern and stylish local floristry and horticultural studio in Chicago. Here’s where you go for contemporary and stylish houseplants, terrariums, and accessories. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Sprout Home curates an excellent variety of plant life suitable for city life. In particular, expect lots of beautiful plants that thrive in low-light conditions, those that are pet-friendly as well as those that require minimal care and attention.

We’ve also found Sprout Home to be an excellent option for rarer and hard-to-find plants if you’re looking for some eclectic specimens to add to your collection. Prices typically start from around $50.

Sprout Home also crafts custom and bespoke terrariums. These come in a range of styles and sizes, with each based on your specific light requirements. 

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

A local plant delivery service is available throughout much of Chicago. You can also stop by and pick up in-store. Sprout Home is located at 744 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60622.


11) Plant Shop Chicago ($$)

About Plant Shop Chicago:

You’ll find Plant Shop Chicago in the Northside of Chicago in the Albany Park / Mayfair neighborhood. 

This excellent Chicago nursery is well regarded for its rare and hard-to-find houseplants, succulents, cacti, and interesting tropicals. The knowledgeable team is also on hand to share their experience and tips on the best varieties for your exact living environment. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Plant Shop Chicago is perfect for starter plants, such as small Aloes (from $24), Palms (from $20), and Philodendrons (from $45), in addition to rarer varieties including Selenicereus anthonyanus (from $50) and Tillandsia xerographica (from $28).

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Online plant delivery is also available throughout Chicago. 


12) Asrai Garden ($$$)

About Asrai Garden Chicago:

Asrai Garden is a stylish and upmarket floristry and plant studio with two locations now in Chicago. Their stunning retail shops are quite the feast for the senses and make a great stop if you find yourself in Wicker Park.

Plant Collection & Prices:

In addition to being one of the best florists in Chicago, the highly skilled design team also curates an excellent variety of premium indoor plants and a very eclectic and stylish range of planters and homeware items.

The plant collections rotate throughout the year but expect a staple of ferns, palms, yuccas, Philodendrons, trailing succulents, and more. Prices start from around $50.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Asrai Garden provides a local flower and plant delivery service throughout Chicagoland. You can also stop by either store to pick up in person. Asrai Garden has two locations in Chicago:

West Loop

Address: 309 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 312 344 1467 

Wicker Park

Address: 1935 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Tel: 773 782 0680


13) Chalet ($$)

About Chalet Plant Nursery:

Chalet is a landmark Chicago plant nursery that’s been serving the North Shore for over 100 years.

What’s great is that Chalet also operates its own farm in Southeast Wisconsin. Here they grow a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants and are well regarded for the quality of their homegrown specimens. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Chalet’s houseplant collection features options for every budget possible. For instance, small plant specimens such as Nepthytis, English Ivy Glacier, and Maiden Head Ferns are all available under $10. Larger plants, including Fiddle Leaf Fig, Satin Pothos, Swiss Cheese, and Parlor Palms, range from $20 to $40. 

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

A local plant delivery service is also available throughout the North Shore Suburbs and north to Winthrop Harbor and Wauconda; the North Side of Chicago to downtown, and Southwest to Oak Park. 

A curbside pick-up service is also available at their retail store daily. Chalet Nursery is located at 3132 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091.


14) CityEscape ($$)

About CityEscape Garden Center:

CityEscape is a European-style garden center located on Lake Street in Chicago. What started out as a small, seasonal operation back in 2003 is now a year-round plant nursery sourcing all sorts of tropical houseplants from around the world. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

This nursery carries a vast collection of indoor plants throughout the year, including numerous philodendrons, palm trees, monstera, yucca plants, monstera, calatheas, ferns, pothos plants, cacti, succulents, and more.

Prices typically start from around $10 to $15 for young, nursery-fresh plants, with many options for larger, and more mature ornamental plants.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Curbside delivery and pick-up are available throughout the week. CityEscape is located at 3022 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612.


15) Gethsemane Garden Center ($$)

About Gethsemane Garden Center Chicago:

Gethsemane is a family-run garden center located at the border of Edgewater and Andersonville. Above all, their excellent plant collection is primarily sourced from the best local Chicago plant local nurseries, which we love. 

Plant Collection & Prices:

Gethsemane is home to a fine selection of tropical foliage and blooming plants, bonsai trees, potted orchids, cacti, succulents, and more.  

Prices start from under $10 for small specimen plants, with larger plants from $30+. In short, a great Chicago plant nursery, particularly if you’re just starting out in the plant world.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

Curbside delivery and pick-up are available 7-days a week. Gethsemane Garden Center is located at 5739 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60660.


16) Farmers Market Garden Center ($$)

About Farmers Market Garden Center Chicago:

Farmers Market Garden Center is a family-owned urban garden center located in Irving Park, Chicago, IL. 

Here you’ll find an extensive selection of native plants and organic garden products as well as a unique assortment of annuals, perennials, seeds, vegetables, trees, and shrubs.

Plant Collection & Prices:

The indoor plant range varies throughout the year, but you’ll always find an extensive array of both popular and rarer varieties. They also handily sort their collections by those suited to low-light and those that are pet-friendly. 

Above all, expect numerous options in terms of shape and size, and their in-house team is readily on-hand to help guide you to the most suitable varieties.

Prices typically start from around $15 for smaller nursery plants such as ferns, palms, Philodendrons, and yucca plants. There’s an extensive selection of planters, soils, and gardening supplies.

Plant Delivery in Chicago:

All plants are available for pick-up at the garden center, 7-days a week. Farmers Market is located at 4110 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618.


Chicago Plant Delivery Buying Guide:

There are several excellent local garden centers and plant stores in Chicago and several stand-out online plant delivery specialists that serve the city extensively. Some of our favorites include Plant Delivered Chicago, Sprout Home, Asrai Garden, Fertile Ltd., Bloomscape, The Sill, Terrain, UrbanStems, and Leon and George. 

Many local Chicago plant stores and Garden Centers, in addition to several online plant delivery specialists, provide a range of standard and expedited plant delivery services to homes throughout Chicagoland. Most use a range of innovative packaging technology to ensure plants (of all shapes and sizes) arrive healthy and undamaged.

Plant delivery is often included for free on orders over a specific value (typically $50+). There may be additional delivery fees ranging from $5 to $30 for expedited or weekend delivery slots or if the plant is of a particularly large size. 

The Sill and Terrain are both highly regarded for their fake plant collection. Other notable stores include West Elm, Crate & Barrel, Joss & Main, and CB2. 

Whilst every houseplant will have its own particular preferences in terms of light, temperature, water, and feeding, many plants will thrive with the correct care and attention in Chicago. Houseplants are native to tropical and humid climates, so where possible, look to boost the moisture level in the air if possible to negate the effects of dry, low-humidity winters in particular (note – this doesn’t mean excess watering). Also, focus on picking the best species – Snake Plants, Monstera, Succulent Jades, and Cacti are well regarded to tolerate these conditions.


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