Cultivate Urban Rainforest is your friendly local garden center in Evanston IL.

Stop by to check out our plants and gifts, buy some nature-themed art, hang out and chat with us about your garden, meet with a group, or join a workshop or activity. There are so many reasons for you to stop by, we can’t think of any reason not to!

Cultivate Urban Rainforest is located on Evanston’s historic Main Street, just east of Sherman Avenue and west of the Metra and CTA “Main St” stops. If you’re coming by car, you’re in luck: Main Street offers metered parking right in front of the shop, and the meters are free on Sundays. There are also two city parking lots in the neighborhood, one right behind the shop itself off of Custer Ave. Parking in these lots is also metered each day except for Sundays. And we’re open on Sundays!

If you’re not into driving, we’re happy to say that arriving at Cultivate by public transit couldn’t be easier. You can take the Metra Union-Pacific North line to the Main Street stop, or hop on the CTA Purple Line and exit at the Main stop. (Remember that if you’re coming from the city of Chicago, you can catch the Red Line to Howard and change to the Purple Line there). Just turn west on Main after getting off the train: You’ll find us just past Custer Ave.

See the map below for details on how to reach Cultivate. Remember that we are your friendly local garden center in Evanston, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

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