A man admiring beautiful plants at Cultivate Urban Rainforest.

Connect to Nature at Cultivate Urban Rainforest

After the summer heat, you likely appreciate fall’s cooler temperatures. However, if you find yourself missing its evergreen colors, treat yourself to a slice of summer by visiting Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery, Evanston’s ultimate plant shop and art gallery.

A Trip to the Tropics

Step inside this verdant Main Street store, take a deep breath of air, and you’ll understand what it feels like to stand in the middle of an “urban rainforest.” In fact, you’ll think you’re at one of Chicago’s world-class botanical conservatories. The only difference is that, at Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery, you can take the plants with you when you leave.

In this bright, intimate space, you’ll discover an impressive selection of houseplants and terrariums. Vines dangle from elegant glass planters, while a few shelves hold an array of funky cacti.

The sheer volume and variety of greenery can be overwhelming, but don’t fret. The friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you select a plant that matches your comfort level and needs.

Most importantly, every item comes with detailed care instructions. So, you’ll know what to do when you take your plant home. And, even if you lack a green thumb, the shop’s curated inventory of home decor items, scented candles, and gifts will make your visit worthwhile.

Jazz, Poetry, and Plant Parenting Workshops

The lush atmosphere is so refreshing that once you’re there, you may not want to leave. Luckily, there are many events to keep you occupied at the shop.

Every month, the shop holds a packed schedule of music performances, poetry readings, and art shows. A full calendar is available on the website. The shop also hosts an ongoing series of “Plant Parenthood” workshops, where you’ll learn horticultural skills and transform your plant-owning experience.

You can BYOB (“Bring Your Own Beer”) and/or BYOF (“Bring Your Own Friends”) to class, as well. So, be sure to stop by at The Wine Goddess┬ánext door or bring a thermos of spiked apple cider to enjoy.

All in all, Cultivate Urban Rainforest & Gallery offers plenty of value for anyone wishing to develop a green thumb.

This worthwhile business is also a worthy addition to our vibrant apartment community. When you live here, picking up a lovely potted plant to grace your windowsill will be a cinch. The Park Evanston is located just minutes away from Cultivate Urban Rainforest and other Main Street attractions. For more information or to schedule a tour of our luxurious apartments, contact us today.

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