Local Places to Visit
Morton Arboretum, Lisle The Gardens at Catiqny Park Chicago Botanical Garden
Garfield Park Conservatory The Garden Conservatory Private gardens open on specific days
Gardening Information,  References
Univ. of ILLINOIS; Extension - DuPage
A great source for classes and information
Hort Corner from the University of Illinois Extension - Hort. Corner Plants Database from USDA - NRCS, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Plant by NumberĀ® - The Art of Container Gardening, Ball Horticulture Co. The Morton Arboretum's bi-weekly Plant Health Care ReportsComplete with pictures, each issue discusses what is going on with insect and disease problems at the Arboretum.  There are useful links to sites with additional information.   Tree selector - Univ. of IL Extension
Plant Index - NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) Gardening Ideas, and One-Minute gardening e-mails from Michael J. McGroaty
DuPage Garden Dates: Last frost, growing season, fall freeze VPlants: A Virtual Herbarium of the Chicago Region USDA: Soil Survey: A site maping various soil and hydrology survies. Find out aboput your soil for better plant success.
Flowers, Plants & Gardening: For Kids A suggestion from a local 4H club member Ohio State University (OSU) links and resources My Gardening (Australia): An online resource for lovers of gardening.
EVENTS Calendars
Speakers' Corner
Societies & Organizations
Chicagoland Gardening - Events list Anything Orchids: Don White, Jan. 2010 Naperville Garden Club
Morton Arboretum - Events Mike Crews of Crews Photography, Feb. 2010 Garden Clubs of Illinois
American Horticultural Society
Naperville Events

Max's Greener Places, Ed Max: - Naturalizing the Landscape.
- Seed Saving & Edible Landscape

The Conservation Foundation, Conservation @ Home
  The Royal Horticultural Society
  Garden Writers Association
Media based resources  
Home & Gardening TV - Gardening   BBC Gardening "Garden Types, Gardening Tools"
from Hobbiesphere a membership link for gardening hobbiests.