Through my work as a realtor, I have seen firsthand how green spaces can add thousands of dollars to a home’s value. They also enhance a home’s visual appeal and contribute to a healthier and more joyful lifestyle for those who live there. For years, in mid-May, I made my annual pilgrimage to Pesche’s Garden Center (my happy place)— a peaceful and inspiring sanctuary for both experienced gardeners and beginners.

A family-owned business for three generations, Pesche’s has been part of the Chicagoland community since 1923, when Fred Pesche moved with his wife and 11 children to Des Plaines.

Conveniently situated and easily accessible, Pesche’s Garden Center welcomes visitors with an 8–acre site filled with gorgeous flowers, fragrant herbs, tropical plants, and mature trees. Whether you want to enhance your backyard, create a vibrant container garden, or just enjoy the beauty of nature, this garden paradise has something for everyone.

Here’s why Pesche’s Garden Center stands out as my favorite destination for all things green:

  1. Diverse Selection: From perennials to annuals, shrubs to trees, Pesche’s boasts an impressive array of plant varieties to suit every taste and preference. You’ll find the perfect plants here, whether aiming for a whimsical cottage garden or a sleek modern landscape
  2. Expert Guidance: Not sure where to start? The knowledgeable staff at Pesche’s are always available to offer expert advice and guidance. Whether you’re a seasoned or a novice gardener, their friendly team is there to assist you in selecting the ideal plants and accessories for your project.
  3. Inspiring Displays: Stroll through Pesche’s sprawling grounds and discover a treasure trove of inspiring garden displays. From tranquil water features to themed gardens, each corner invites you to use your creativity and envision the possibilities for your own outdoor oasis.

So, whether you’re embarking on a landscaping project, seeking to add a pop of color to your patio, or simply craving a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, be sure to pay a visit to Pesche’s Garden Center.

Pesches Flowers and Garden Center

170 S River Rd (US 45),
Des Plaines IL 60016  (map)
We are located 1 block north of Rand Rd./US 12

Call Us! 847-299-1300
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