We grow native plants to help communities and individuals increase biodiversity and improve ecological function of their natural spaces, from vast wild areas to small back yards.READ OUR STORY
The Dedicated Staff Behind Possibility Place
Connor Shaw founded this nursery in 1983. Starting with traditional balled and burlapped growing methods and common landscaping species, as the company grew, he came to the realization that he wanted to do something other than grow the standard plant species. He wanted to grow something unique that contributed to improvement of biodiversity and function in our local ecosystems. He had no idea that his love of native plants was shared by so many people.
After a lifetime of growing, selling, and speaking out for native plants, Connor has retired from day to day operations at the nursery. Connor has a B.S. in Forest Hydrology and a M.S. in Hydrology. During his first 10 years out of graduate school, he wrote environmental reports on zone changes in the Chicago area. Connor has taught numerous classes and seminars on native plants and nursery production, and has written several articles for various publications.
Services We Provide at Possibility Place
Wholesale and In-House Retail Sales
Online Retail Sales
Consulting and Design Assistance
Order Pick-up & In-House Deliveries
Native Plant Insights From Possibility Place Nursery
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