Urhausen GreenhousesAbout Urhausen Greenhouses

Urhausen Greenhouses is a family-run business which grows all of the plants we sell in our historic two-acre glass greenhouse. Our plants are grown the old-fashioned way with the utmost care by using hand-pinching, hand-watering, and experience gained from more than 80 years of growing.

Urhausen is committed to giving you the very best quality for your garden budget. Compared to others, our flats are rich and full with deeper cells to promote optimal growing conditions. Get the most value for your money with our robust and healthy selection.

Our Chicago garden center features a full range of plants including annuals, perennials, tropicals, vegetables, herbs and ornamental grasses. Everything you need for simple containers to extensive beds. Plan to visit the greenhouse garden store during prime-time in the spring when we time our crop to be in full bloom.

Payment Policy
Cash, personal checks and credit cards accepted.


The Greenhouse

  • Experience the unique "inside/outside" feeling of this amazing urban greenhouse. The two-acre glass greenhouse provides plenty of room to pick and choose which annuals and perennials are right for you.
  • Our well-organized and continuously maintained displays make selecting plants easy. Focus just on the section that fits your seasonal needs or shop around to see what inspires you.
  • PansyEvery section is well marked with information and pricing on each display. Labels are available for every plant so you know what to do with them when you get home. Often species are in the same place year after year so regular customers always know where they can find their favorites.
  • What's more "green" than a greenhouse?! The sunlight, the humidity, the smells and sensations of this vast space immediately signal that this place is devoted to the health and wellbeing of living things.
  • Did you know our greenhouses are accessible? People with disabilities will find our wide aisles and main doorways easy to navigate. Our staff is always available to help with your selections and take them to your car.
  • You may be surprised at how clean Urhausen Greenhouses are. Despite working with a lot of dirt and natural materials, the place is always fresh and tidy. Our attention to cleanliness helps keep the plants healthy while creating a better shopping experience.


The Staff

  • Our mission is to enhance the quality of life and spirit of our patrons by offering the highest quality and best selection of living plants at reasonable prices. We truly strive to cultivate joy and support every type of gardener to succeed and experience natural beauty every day.
  • Garden flowersEasy-going and deeply knowledgeable, the Urhausen family believes in the no-pressure approach. We're always on hand to answer any questions, but you will never be hounded to buy.
  • Our green team is obsessed with time. We are incessantly watching the weather, the temperature, the light and every element that can have an impact on the care and cultivation of healthy, beautiful flowers, herbs and vegetables. We apply the experience and dedication of three generations of growers to provide the very best.