2024 Lilac Sale - SOLD OUT

In-Person Lilac Sale

2024 Lombard’s Annual Lilac Sale

Starts May 9 at 12:00 Noon
At Lilacia Park in Lombard

The Lombard Garden Club has been selling lilacs to our community and surrounding areas for more than half a century. This year we offer 17 cultivars of bushes. Colors range from white , to blues, purples, magentas and pinks. At maturity the dwarf bush is 4-5’ and the standard size bush grows to 12-15’. This year we have one type of tree with white blooms that will grow to 18’ tall.

Cultivars featured at this year’s sale

Information for our customers

Dates and Times of Sale

Thursday, May 9, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, May 10, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 11, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Or until sold out

NOTE: last year we sold our entire inventory by 3:00 pm on Thursday and as a result the sale did not open the following days.

Bring your own cart

Most lilacs are at least 2 feet tall and are planted in 5-gallon pots. Bring a wagon or cart so you can take your choice with you to the cashier.


Lilac bushes are $35 and trees are $50 including sales tax. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. There is a service fee for using a credit card which helps cover the fees we are charged. There are no returns.


The Lilac Sale will be held under the pavilion on the north side of Lilacia Park, near the Park District Administration building at 227 W Parkside. On the map it is near #3 and #4 on Parkside.


Lombard has free street parking. Spaces in nearby commuter lots are $1.50 for the day or free after 11:00 am. Refer to the downtown parking map. Once you have made your purchase you can leave it at the curb with one of our helpers, get your car and return to pick up your purchase.

Not to be missed! Park District Plant Sale

Be sure to stop by the nearby plant sale. The Park District has a large selection of perennials and succulents at very reasonable prices.

Lilac Time in Lombard May 4 – 19

Lilacia Park is an 8.5 acre horticultural showcase featuring 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips that welcomes spring with a burst of beauty and fragrance from early to mid June. During Lilac Time visitors can take guided tours offered by the Lombard Historical Society. Lilacia Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lilacs in Lombard go back to 1911 when Col. William R. Plum and his wife, Helen, brought two of them to their Lombard home from the Lemoine Nurseries in Nancy, France. He quickly became enthusiastic about them and greatly expanded his garden of lilacs.
Upon Col. Plum’s death in 1927 his land along with its extensive collection of lilacs was donated to the people of Lombard to be used as a public park. The newly formed Lombard Park District hired noted landscape architect Jens Jensen to design the park as a showcase for the plants. Soon afterwards the village held its first Lilac Festival in 1929.