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CFC: Plant Sale Set for May 6-7

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On March 28, 2017


Citizens for Conservation will hold its 21st annual Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale on Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will be held in the Good Shepherd Hospital barn area, east of the hospital, at 450 W. Highway 22, in Lake Barrington, across from CFC headquarters. Barrington Hills resident Ginger Underwood is chair of this year’s sale.

Native plants provide many advantages for both gardeners and the environment, and buyers can choose from a huge selection of robust, hardy native plants, including perennials, ferns, sedges, grasses, shrubs and trees. As part of CFC’s Milkweed for Monarchs campaign to encourage monarch populations, numerous varieties of native milkweed will be available at discounted prices.
Knowledgeable volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about plants and native gardening. Shoppers are also encouraged to bring their own wagons to help transport their purchases.  

Pre-sale online ordering will be available March 1-April 12

All the plants for the sale may be ordered online which makes it more likely you will get what
you would like before they run out at the sale. There are huge varieties of plants available at the sale itself. Orders are filled on a first-come-first-filled basis, so order early.
Pick up date for preorders is Friday, May 5, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. If you have orders to pick up, you may shop on Friday as well. CFC members will also be able to shop the sale on May 5, and members get a 10 percent discount all days.

The online store is on CFC’s website, www.citizensforconservation.org . If you have questions, please call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283).


(Photos by Donna Bolzman, Jim Bodkin, and Meredith Tucker )