About Us

Chris Pesche does not sell screwdrivers, drywall or gallons of paint. Do you know the faces behind the Big Box stores? Neither do we.

Chris Pesche, owner of Pesche’s Garden Center, is a 3rd-generation American garden center owner whose family has been in business since the Great Depression. He works 120 hours a week, provides the biggest variety and best quality plants in Chicagoland and supports his local community. He employs people who are knowledgeable about plants and who can help solve problems.

A family-owned business for three generations, Pesche’s has been part of the Chicagoland community since 1923, when Fred Pesche moved with his wife and 11 children to Des Plaines. Fred purchased and developed a 5–acre site, which is still in use today. 

Pesche’s is a destination home and garden store for those seeking creative ideas and unique products for outdoor and indoor living. The grounds at Pesche’s Garden Center are filled with beautiful foliage and flowering plants, fountains and designer pottery.

At Pesche’s find fine home furnishings, décor, collectibles, holiday items and fine art from select vendors all over the world are brought together in a unique, coordinated presentation that compliments and enhances their value and inspires the shopper.

A visit to Pesche’s will show you what three generations of experience and can provide: attentive service, expert advice, and uncompromising quality.

Shop quality. Shop independent. Shop Pesche’s.