Phone: (847) 742-1790 Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm
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Our Gardens

Gardens at Midwest

Midwest Groundcovers’ Gardens

The display gardens are a living classroom; where customers and staff can observe, analyze and share feedback on mature plants and review new plants grown in trial gardens. From plants combinations and species comparisons, lighting conditions and plant communities, the learning opportunities are unique to each garden.

Midwest Groundcovers customers and industry professionals are welcome to visit the gardens for self-guided tours during regular business hours.

St. Charles Display Gardens:
Midwest Groundcovers, 6N800 IL Rt. 25, St. Charles, IL 60174

Native Gardens & Carex Classroom:
Midwest Natural Garden, 38W443 Rt. 64, St. Charles, IL 60175

Midwest Groundcovers is not open to the public. Gardens are intended for horticultural professionals only.

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Carex Classroom

The Carex Classroom is an educational resource focused on the nuances of the many species available.

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Conifer & Evergreen Display Garden

This garden showcases the dynamic and broad selection of evergreen cultivars that we offer.

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Dry Shade Garden

This garden showcases several planting combinations that address the challenges of dry shade.

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Front Entrance

This design brings color and texture to the front of the nursery, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

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Hocus Pocus Display Garden

This garden showcases our unique and durable groundcovers.

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Hydrangea Display Garden

This display of showcases the broad range of hydrangea species and cultivars side by side.

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Midwest Native Gardens

Designed to showcase native compositions at scales, from residential garden to corporate campus.

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Modern Midwest Matrix Garden

This is an inspiring garden that interweaves both woody plants and perennials.

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Naturalistic Shrub & Perennial Border

Designed to connect the Perennial & Ornamental Display Garden to the pond, creating an amphitheater effect from the patio area or Hickory Hall, our education classroom.

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Perennial & Ornamental Grass Display Garden

This beautiful perennial garden is loosely arranged in alphabetical order by genus.

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Perennial Trial Garden

This garden is used to evaluate plant selections to incorporate into our production program.

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Piet Oudolf "New Wave" Garden

This garden was designed by world renowned Dutch garden designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf.

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Revitalized Median Garden

This new take on a traditional median planting incorporates interplanted and diverse design for this commonly overlooked.

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Rose Display Garden

This garden showcases the nearly 40 cultivars of shrub roses we carry.

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Spiraea Display Garden

This garden showcases a broad range of low-growing Spiraeas.

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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm


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