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Kilbourn Park Greenhouse Plant Sale

This year, we are celebrating the Plant Sale’s 25th Anniversary! So, let’s make it a good one.

For 2021, our Annual Kilbourn Park Greenhouse Plant Sale is different from past years. As we follow Covid-19 safety guidelines we have moved the plant sale to ONLINE SALES only, along with a contactless pick-up. In addition, you will see that we will host two different sales: a cold and warm season. 

If you combine the two sales you are bound to find something to grow this year. With all of our seedlings grown organically in our greenhouse and with the help of community volunteers, the seedlings are always healthy and hardy for our seasonal surprises. We grow a thoughtful array of heirloom, organic, open season, small space dwarf, and hybrid varieties of annual and perennial crops, flowers, and herbs to bring a smile to anyone’s face when you hear the price - Just $3 for all of our plants! Help support our greenhouse so that we can do this for another 25 years plus you will be supporting the year-round programs offered to the city and ensure future generations enjoy the gift of nature.

PURCHASE WARM SEASON PLANTS NOW

Cold Season sale is closed 

Plant Prices: $3 *credit card is needed.

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse advances environmental stewardship in our community by connecting people to nature, teaching sustainable gardening practices, and promoting fresh and healthy food to people of all ages through garden-based educational programs.

Plant Sale | Cold Season is closed

The cold season sale has closed. Thanks to everyone who made a purchase! Don't forget the pick-up date you selected. [April 23-25]

Cold Season Sale will feature - 4-packs of Cold Crops; Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Greens, Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard.

To shop, click on the Annual Plant Sale - opens at 9 am on March 15.
1.    You will select a day and time for your contact-free pickup 
o    Contact-free pickups by appointment only at the Kilbourn Park on April 23-25
2.    You will then select the type of plant, along with the quantity.
3.    Payment is credit card only.
4.    After you complete your purchase sit back and start planning your garden.

 

Plant Sale | March 29-May 7 | Warm Season

The warm season sale goes live online at 9 am on 3/29/21 and continues through 5/7/21 (or while supplies last). Until the sale goes live, we invite you to check out the listing of plants that will be available to purchase. Click here. 

Warm Season Sale will feature - Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Flowers, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Melons, Okra, Peppers, Squash, Tomatillo, and Tomatoes.

To shop, click on Annual Plant Sale  - opens at 9am March 29
1.    You will select a day and time for your contact-free pickup 
o    Contact-free pickups by appointment only at the Kilbourn Park on May 14-16
2.    You will then select the type of plant, along with the quantity.
3.    Payment is credit card only.
4.    After you complete your purchase sit back and start planning your garden.

Things to Know Ahead of Time

Thank you for ordering your plants from us this year and being flexible with the change of events due to the on-going impacts of the pandemic. 

How things will work this year 
Ahead of Time 

●    Place an order online - mark your calendar for your specific pickup date and time. 
●    Remember to either screenshot or print off your receipt to have as a reference and to double-check that everything is included in your order when you pick it up. 

Driving?
●    Bring your receipt with you, whether on paper or on your smartphone. 
●    Drive up to the park (there will be a section roped off with cones)
●    They will ask you for your name and order number. 
●    Your order will be given to you and loaded into your car. 
●    Enjoy your plants and please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the process and or how you are enjoying your plants. 
●    Thank you again for supporting what we do at Kilbourn Park and The Chicago Park District.

Walking to pick up plants? 
●    Bring your receipt with you, whether on paper or on your smartphone. 
●    Walk up to the park and mention that you are here for pickup. 
●    They will ask you for your name and order number. 
●    Your order will be given to you and loaded into your car. 
●    Enjoy your plants and please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the process and or how you are enjoying your plants. 
●    Thank you again for supporting what we do at Kilbourn Park and The Chicago Park District.

Pro Tip to Help Us Out 

●  One way to help: Bring a container (plastic, cardboard) to swap with the container we will be providing you with your plants. This ensures that we make sure to have enough containers for the Warm Season Sale. If you have one of the black containers we sold in years past bring that and we will do our best to quickly load your plants into that container for a speedy pickup. Thank you for your patience and consideration of this detail. 

Kilbourn Park Organic Greenhouse advances environmental stewardship in our community by connecting people to nature, teaching sustainable gardening practices, and promoting fresh and healthy food to people of all ages through garden-based educational programs.

The Kilbourn Park Greenhouse is moving its Annual Plant Sale online this year!

Hear from Renee Costanzo, Chicago Park District Program Specialist, as she gives a sneak peek at what you can expect.

Curious how the Kilbourn Park Greenhouse prepares for its annual plant sale?

We'll walk you through the process!

 

We are hosting two online plant sales this year; a cold and warm season sale.

What's the difference between cold and warm-season crops?

Is the Kilbourn Park Plant Sale for everyone? Absolutely! 

 

 

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Cold Season Master List 3-15 Updated.pdf79.48 KB 79.48 KB
Warm Sale 2021 Master List March 29.pdf78.21 KB 78.21 KB