We couldn’t be more excited about our brand new, state-of-the-art Center right here in Des Plaines! This will allow us to better serve our Chicagoland customers and the community through more space and the ability to be open year-round. We wanted to take a moment to tell you how we got here and a little bit about what the future holds!
We started out selling sod, landscaping supplies and other garden items from our nine-acre Des Plaines location minutes from Chicago since 1986 when we purchased the garden center and former truck farm from Ray and Marion Lindemann, who had operated it for about 50 years. We continued to operate the business as Lindemann’s Garden Center until 1994 when we changed the name to "Lurvey". Since that time we have had several renovations and additions. From new greenhouses to renovating the old Lindemann house into our former store in 2000, but eventually we simply outgrew our space.
Our new Center has great new amenities and room to grow! When you visit the new Center you’ll notice wider aisles, lots of elbow room, lots of natural light and much more room for garden essentials, gifts, house plants, fountain and water gardening supplies! We have a classroom for workshops, a conference room for consultations and even a lounge area with comfortable furniture and a two-story fireplace where customers can read brochures and meet with designers.
We can’t wait to share our new Center with the community too! We have started a garden club for kids, for instance, in order to get the next generation excited about gardening, and we plan to offer many more special events now that we have a place to host people, even in inclement weather. Stop in today and check out the new Chicagoland Garden Center , we think you’ll like it! As always, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to "Embrace Your Space" and we hope to help you out along the way!