These Chicago Garden Stores Welcome Plant-Loving Pups

As the fast pace of Windy City life trots along, it’s important to remember to stop and snarf the flowers once in a while.

Luckily, friendly neighborhood garden stores are chock full of earthy, floral aromas, inviting outdoor decor, and all of the supplies a gardener and their best friend could possibly need to start rolling around in the dirt.

And now there will be the pitter-patter of canine paws, too, because there are so many local stores that welcome your dog! We’ve dug up the most dog-friendly garden stores in Chicago for your planting, decorating, and (of course) sniffing pleasure.

Before we get started, just a quick reminder: your pup should be on their very best behavior and on a leash at all times in these stores. And you should remain attentive to your pup, as some plants, like tulips, azaleas, and lilies, are toxic to doggos. (ASPCA has a full list of dog-toxic plants.) Head to our shops directory for more deets and even more dog-friendly retailers! Alright, on to the good stuff:

Farmers Market Garden Center

4110 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

Gethsemane Garden Center

5739 N. Clark St., Chicago

Plant Shop Chicago

4601 N. Elston Ave., Chicago

Adams & Sons Gardens

1057 N. California Ave., Chicago

Fertile Ltd

1646 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago

Sprout Home

745 N. Damen Ave., Chicago

Christy Webber Farm & Garden Center

2833 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio

3022 W. Lake St., Chicago

Note: The owners want you to know that there are two cats frequently meowing around!

Brew & Grow

3625 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago

Windy City Garden Center

2000 Green Bay Rd., Evanston

Note: Dogs are totally allowed, just not recommended during peak busy hours.

Home Depot

These stores are dog-friendly on a case-by-case basis and can change their policies over time. We recommend calling your fav location to double-check before bringing your furry companion in!

Get out there and enjoy these dog and earth-friendly spots! We want to see pics of your pups enjoying the garden stores—be sure to tag them with #SidewalkDog on Instagram!

(Photo by Celine Sayuri Tagami on Unsplash)

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