Welcome McDonald Farm Plant Sale Customers !!!


Here’s how the plant sale works:

  • Native plants can be pre-ordered online for pickup on May 13th at The Conservation Foundation’s McDonald Farm in Naperville. Members of The Conservation Foundation can save 15% on their pre-orders with a members-only code (enter the code at checkout).  Pre-orders now closed, come and see us at the plant sale. 

      • A selection of native plants will also be available for purchase on May 13th at the McDonald Farm Native Plant Sale (15% member discount does not apply).

      • If you would like to pre-order but cannot attend the May 13th pickup date, you can still pre-order and make arrangements to pick your order up in Batavia at Natural Communities.

      • Deadline for pre-orders is 11:59 pm on April 30th, 2017.

      • Read below for more information.

      This year Natural Communities Native Plants is proud to partner with The Conservation Foundation to offer a pre-order native plant sale with nearly 200 species native to the Chicago Wilderness Region!!! These include native flowers, grasses, sedges, ferns, shrubs, and trees. We will also offer a selection of the best native landscaping plants for purchase the day of the event. 

      We felt it important to support their extremely important cause, therefore we will offer a 15% discount for pre-order sales to members of The Conservation Foundation.  The 15% discount will only be offered for the McDonald Farm pre-order sales and local pickup In Batavia at Natural Communities. Discount will not be valid for day-of purchases made at the May 13th McDonald Farm Native Plant Sale.  Members, keep your eyes on your email inbox for the discount code. If you are a member and did not receive the code please contact us and we will confirm your membership and provide you with that code. 

      The plant sale/pick-up date is set for Saturday, May 13th, 2017 from 8am to 1pm.  We hope to have all plants ready for pick-up at the event.  However, a few select plant species may need a bit of extra time to grow and will not be ready for event pick up. This is unpredictable from year to year and is dependent upon the number of sunny days and temperatures we receive. We will work directly with The Conservation Foundation to set a convenient pick-up date shortly thereafter, as soon as the remaining plants are ready. 

      Important information regarding the plant sale:

      You can always come back to the plant sale page by clicking on the "Events" tab and selecting "Return To The Plant Sale" from the drop down menu.

      Order Closing Date/Time: 11:59 pm, April 30th, 2017

      Pick-Up & Plant Sale Date/Time: 8am - 1pm  Saturday May 13, 2017

      Pick-Up and Plant Sale Location: McDonald Farm 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565

      If you have not ordered from us before or for a refresher please read the 10 easy steps to pre-order your native plants found below.

      10 Easy Steps to Pre-Order Your Native Plants:

      1. Click the button at the bottom of the page to enter the plant sale.  This will open a new window bringing you to the pre-order plant sale.
      2. You will have landed on the "Native Plants, Shrubs, & Trees" page. This is an important page that provides common groupings of plants by their traits. You can enter one of these groupings or click the "View All Plants, Shrubs, and Trees" at the bottom of this page to see all the plants offered. You can always come back to the plant sale page by clicking on the "Events" tab and selecting "Return To The Plant Sale" from the drop down menu. 
      3. Click on any plant you’re interested in to view a description and photos.
      4. Choose the plants in the quantity of your choice.  
      5.  Please notice the green circular shopping cart button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. This button will show your total as you add items to your order. When you are ready to check out click this button and you will be taken to the Shopping Cart page to review your order prior to checkout. 
      6. Please review your order on the Shopping Cart Page.  If all looks correct click the Check Out button in the lower right-hand corner of the page.
      7. On the first Check Out page, you will need to enter your address under "Shipping Address". If you are a The Conservation Foundation member enter your discount code into the "Discount" box on the right-hand side of the screen. If you are a member this secret code was provided to you by email. Then click "Continue to Shipping Method".
      8. On the second Check Out page, please make sure the Conservation Foundation-McDonald Farm Plant Sale is selected under the "Shipping Method".  This will ensure your order will be ready for pick-up at the plant sale. Click "Continue to Payment Method".
      9. Enter your payment information and click "Complete Order"
      10. You’re Finished, now just pick up your plants at the specified pick-up time and location.

      Thank you for choosing to improve your surroundings and your planet.!!! 

      As always, thank you for choosing Natural Communities!!!

      Happy Planting!!!


      If you have any questions please feel free to contact us 

      Natural Communities Native Plants: Natives@NaturalCommunities.net