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In a Nutshell

  • 4.8 acres of plants and far more
  • Many plants are raised in Chalet's own nursery
  • 100+ full-time retail employees

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Must use in 1 visit; no cash back. Valid for in-stock merchandise only. Not valid toward landscaping services, phone orders, gift card purchases, labor, delivery, planting, or with other offers. Tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of the leafy villains, plus tools, garden décor, soils, furniture, and much more from Chalet, the North Shore's one-stop shop for green thumbs. This Groupon is not good toward Chalet's landscaping or other services, including delivery and planting.

Chalet stocks its 4.8-acre retail center with thousands of chlorophyll critters, including botanical buddies plucked from Chalet's own nursery in Salem, Wisconsin. When they're not giving plants rubdowns on the undersides of their leaves, more than 100 earthy retail employees (up to 350 seasonally) can help you pick out an African violet ($4) or a host of sprouting vegetables (starting at $3). Nab cache pots for $3 or a gurgling fountain for $40. Birdhouses made from recycled, century-old barns ($24) attract brightly fluttering worm-eaters, and a bag of soil laced with nutrients ($4) satisfies even the pickiest sprout. You can even get an outdoor chair ($99), a bag of dog food (starting at $14), and floral body lotions (starting at $9.75).

Though the 93-year-old, family-owned Chalet claims that its business goal is to create "garden solutions that exceed your imagination," saxophone plants are sadly unavailable, and you cannot pay with expired bologna. However, Chalet's massive inventory guarantees you'll find a plant to match everyone's personality, from the standoffish paeonia to the enthusiastic, misunderstood barrel cactus. Use your Groupon to bring some healthy color and green energy to your space, or give someone special a gift of renewal and life.

No orders can be placed over the phone. This Groupon is valid for in-stock merchandise only.


Eleven Yelpers and nine Insider Pagers both give Chalet Nursery and Garden Center a four-star average:

  • Excellent inventory in every category, knowledgable help, well-cared for plants, the works!! What a pleasure!! – Honor S., Yelp
  • A visit to Chalet Nursery feels like a trip out of town. The retail store is well stocked with a variety of houshold [sic] and gift items. It is well staffed and they do a great job of merchandising. – Kent B., Yelp
  • I have been to every garden center within a 50 mile radius (probably more) of Chicago and Chalet it definitely my top choice. The selection is incredible. – Becky B., Insider Pages

Customer Reviews

somewhat overpriced, but terrific variety
Sandra C. · January 28, 2013
Very helpful staff Quality of the merchandise was excellent
Lynn G. · January 27, 2013
Chalet is an excellent gardening and landscaping business with knowledgeable staff. Products may be more expensive than other gardening purveyors, but the quality is high. Periodic classes are helpful to the gardener.
Barbara B. · January 26, 2013
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    Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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