Proper gardening supplies are a necessity to make that garden produce its best and flourish.  Tending to the garden is an excellent way both physically and emotionally to spend time during the short summer and fall months.  The following are the best places to buy gardening supplies in Chicago.
Gethsemane Garden Center
5739 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 878-5915

Gethsemane Garden Center is an upscale garden center offering a wide selection of gardening supplies.  The tools and accessories products will help gardeners to keep their garden growing and looking its best.  The wide selection of soils and fertilizers are appropriate for indoor and outdoor gardening needs. Gethsemane Garden Center also sells beneficial insects purchase cards which can be mailed in or processed online and insects are mailed directly to the home as a chemical free way to keep the garden looking top-notch. Plants, bulbs, seasonal offerings and décor are also offered at the garden center.

Adams & Son Gardens
1057 N California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-0991

Adams and Son Gardens is located in the heart of Chicago and is a garden center and floral shop. The family owned business believes in top customer service, so they are committed to meeting the needs of their customers. The garden center offers heirloom and organic vegetable plants, herbs, water plants, exotic plants, hanging baskets, soil, fertilizers, seeds and much more. Adams and Son Gardens is open year-round so be sure to check out their website for a list of their seasonal offerings.

Farmer’s Market Garden Center
4110 North Elston
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 539-1200

Farmer’s Market Garden Center specializes in urban gardening. They offer organic garden products, native plants, seeds, bulbs, potting mixes, gardening tools and many more supplies that would benefit the novice and experienced gardener. Their staff and Master Gardener are always ready to answer garden related questions and offer suggestions for the appropriate and best supplies for the garden. They also welcome questions on their website and typically respond within 24 hours.

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Wannemaker’s  Home And Garden
1940  Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 852-0700

The huge selection at Wannemaker’s makes it a great place to find gardening supplies. The family owned business has managers who have been employed with the company for an average of 17 years and the managers select the merchandise offered at Wannemaker’s.  The staff is in tune with the customer’s gardening needs and questions are always welcomed. Gardening supplies from bulbs to garden furniture to garden décor are offered at Wannemaker’s. It is the one stop shop for gardening supplies.

Fiore Nursery And Landscape Supply
2901 W Ferdinand St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 533-1414

Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply offers annuals, perennials, tropical plants, grasses, ground cover, planters, artificial boulders, pavers and much more. Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply have been in business for over 90 years and provide landscape and plant material to professionals in Chicago and around the country.

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