Welcome to Greater Kane County Wild Ones

The Greater Kane County Illinois Chapter of Wild Ones was founded in 2009 as a chapter of Wild Ones. We  are committed to promoting the use of native plants in landscaping, gardening, naturescaping and land restoration. In April, 2021, we changed our name to from Northern Kane County Wild Ones to Greater Kane County Wild Ones.  Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

The mission of Wild Ones is to promote native plants, natural landscapes, and environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones continues to lead the natural landscaping movement as we explore, teach, and change the practice of gardening in our communities and around the country to using native plants.

We have an initiative called Start in Your Yard. We are here to help you started with native plants in your yard or garden plot. There are ideas and videos to watch on our website. You can also click the “register your interest” button, and we will send a few seasoned gardeners out to work with your. This is available for free for members and non-members. Go to: http://startinyouryard.com

We encourage you to join Wild Ones and become a part of our healthy, vibrant community of native plant enthusiasts. There are chapters all across the country. Go to wildones.org to join.


Join us for two tours in the Windings subdivision, a development with a history of conservation.  Tour two beautiful yards with native plantings—one relatively new with a developing prairie, and one well established with a wooded slope.  We will divide into two groups; each will tour one of the properties. At 10:00 we’ll switch for the second tour. There will be refreshments at both locations.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see two very different gardens, situated on contrasting sites, and in different stages of development.  

You need to sign up on Eventbrite: http://WOGardenTours.eventbrite.com  There are only 40 tickets available.