Natural Garden Natives Nursery

Natural Garden Natives Nursery

Resources & Partners

Helpful website links to industry resources.

Natural Garden Natives® Plant Resources
Recommended Natives for the Garden Landscape
Why Natives?

General Resources
The Bee Spotter
Historical Land Surveyor Records of Illinois
How to Plant Trees
Illinois Master Gardeners
League of Women Voters Lake Michigan Region
Plants that Attract Native Bees
Presettlement Vegetation: Morton Arboretum - Marlin Bowles

Forest Preserve Districts

Cook County Forest Preserve District
DeKalb County Forest Preserve District
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Forest Preserve District of Kane County
Forest Preserve District of Will County
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Lake County Forest Preserve District
McHenry County Conservation District
Observe your Preserve - FDP of Dupage County

Invasive Species
Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Native Landscaping and Related Blogs
Bedrock Earthscapes - Bill Bedrossian
Conservation @ Home - The Conservation Foundation
Good-Natured Landscapes - Denise Sandoval
Kevin's Rain Gardens - Kevin Hebert
Natural Midwest Garden - Pat Hill
Sustainable Places®, Inc.
The Red Stem Blog - Monica Buckley

Public Gardens and Universities
Chicago Botanic Garden – Illinois Best Plants (includes natives and introduced species)
The Lurie Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder - (includes natives and introduced species)
The Morton Arboretum
University of Michigan Herbarium


State Resources
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois DNR
Illinois Wildflowers
Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society

Conservation Organizations

Chicago Wilderness
Citizens for Conservation

The Conservation Foundation
Conserve Lake County
Fox River Ecosystem Partnership
Illinois Audubon Society
Illinois State Museum Research
Openlands
Wisconsin Wetlands

National Organizations
Lady Bird Johnson National Wildflower Center
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Wild Ones, Native Plants, Native Landscapes
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation