With opportunities to entertain outside looming, it’s time to make your outdoor space green and pristine with classes from West Town’s Sprout Home. Store founder Tara Heibel has an eye for design that raises gardening—as well as terrarium building, bouquet arranging, and patio decoration—to another level entirely. Each month, a handful of classes are offered in the appropriately chlorophyll-colored space, from terrarium building (a Sprout specialty), to container gardening, to information sessions about different flower types.
Since 2003, Heibel and her team have designed numerous gardens in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and other Chicago neighborhoods, as well as executed plant design for commercial locations like the Wicker Park Café. The store has been so successful that Heibel even expanded to a second location in Brooklyn in 2007. Whether it’s on-site planting help you need, or simply a unique garden object to grace your patio this summer, Sprout Home is blooming with possibilities. 745 N. Damen Ave., 312-226-5950