This month, we’re focusing on some of our favorite locally-owned florists, plant shops, and landscaping firms. Whether you want to bring greenery to your home, balcony or yard or want to pick up a colorful bouquet for Mother’s Day, here are some of our favorite blooming places and resources!
plantsalon.com | 957 N Ashland Ave and 2016 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
With locations in West Town and Bucktown, this inviting Black woman-owned business is a unique hybrid boutique that offers tropical houseplants, vases and planters—along with carefully selected facial and body products like soaps, bath salts, clay masks and hydrating balms.
schmechtiglandscapes.com | 20860 W Indian Creek Rd, Mundelein
Established in 1960, this family-owned, full-service landscaping company boasts an impressive portfolio of projects in Chicago and the North Shore and Northwest suburbs. From consultation to design, construction and maintenance, their experienced team takes pride in creating spectacular outdoor living environments.
Bunches – A Flower Shop
buncheschicago.com | 1501 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Go online to place an order for delivery or head over to their inviting retail space to make your selection. In addition to gorgeous arrangements for every day, special occasions and special events, they offer floral and herbal-themed personal care products and a colorful variety of plants and succulents.
Plant Shop Chicago
plantshopchicago.com | 4601 N Elston Ave, Chicago
With a passion for encouraging folks to add greenery to their homes, the engaging and knowledgeable team at this Latinx-owned store is always keen to counsel, guide and educated their customers about which plants fit best with their lifestyle, environment, schedule and budget.
Gethsemane Garden Center
gethsemanegardens.com | 5739 N Clark St, Chicago
Committed to supporting local, family-run farms and greenhouses, some of which grow exclusively for Gethsemane, you’ll find an extensive selection of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, seeds and bulbs for your yard and garden – along with houseplants and beautiful ready-made containers for your balcony, deck or patio.
Plants Delivered Chicago
plantsdeliveredchicago.com | 1711 S Halsted St, Chicago
Andy Robledo founded his business to be more than just another online plant shop. Indeed, his partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository has created over 95,000 meals for Chicagoans facing food insecurity. To ensure your plant’s health, all deliveries are done by hand in climate-controlled conditions – FREE delivery on orders over $50 within the city and just $25 to $50 to surrounding suburbs.
millefioriflorists.com | 1943 Central St, Evanston
A North Shore landmark for over 25 years, MilleFiori is reminiscent of an old-world European flower shop. Husband-and-wife owners Charlie and Tracy and their staff offer hand-selected seasonal flowers flown in directly from importers around the world. Their custom floral designs are perfect for everyday giving, weddings, parties and corporate events.
Botanical Concepts Chicago
botanicalconceptschicago.com | 528 W Dickens Ave, Chicago
Led by Denise Rosenbloom and Bianca Ellis, this family-owned, full-service landscaping and hardscaping firm has over 20 years of experience designing, building and maintaining urban green spaces. From enchanting rooftop oases and grade-level gardens to annual containers and planting beds, their visionary team will work with you to create a design that optimizes your space and enhances your lifestyle.
theshudio.co | 1152 W 18th St, Chicago
Merl Kinzie opened her Shop + Studio (hence the name!) to encourage conscious consumerism through intentionality, community engagement and accessibility. From their potted plants, vintage clothing, jewelry and home goods to the events and workshops they host, The Shudio strives to make eco-friendly shopping more fun and approachable.
Morning Glory Flower Shop
morninggloryltd.com | 1135 Central Ave, Wilmette
Founded in 1990 and now with a second location in Glenview, owner Barbara Hausheer and her staff have decades of floral design experience. Winner of numerous North Shore Choice Awards, they offer gorgeous arrangements for any occasion from simple yet colorful springtime baskets to elaborate wedding designs.
cityscapelandscape.com | Chicago
For over 35 years, this family-owned landscaping firm has been exceeding the expectations of Chicagoland residents with their full-service design and installation services. From creative curb appeal solutions and seasonal installations to complete transformations of your yard, patio or roof deck, their team boasts years of field experience from the city to the suburbs.