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Grilling Extravaganza

Head to Wannemaker’s Saturday, June 15th from 9AM-4PM for our Annual Grilling Extravaganza. Just in time for Father’s Day, this year’s event features hot savings on gifts for dad, grilling demos and samples, plus an appearance by BBQ Hall-of-Famer Meathead....

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2024 Top Plant Picks

Meet Wannemaker’s Top Plant Picks of 2024

  It's prime planting season here in Chicagoland! Whether you're a lifelong hobbyist or a budding newbie, spring is the perfect time to breathe new life into your garden. It just takes a little planning! (more…)

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Cicadas 2024

Cicada Season 2024: FAQs for Chicagoland’s Plant Lovers

Chicagoland is buzzing about the forthcoming cicada emergence in May and June of this year. Two broods of these periodical insects are set to hatch at the same time in certain parts of Illinois! (more…)

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Live from the BBQ Department at Wannemaker’s! Spring Home & Garden Show

  Live from the 30th Annual Wannemaker's Spring Home & Garden show! Join grill master Steve as he talks with vendors, showcases spring grilling products & more! (more…)

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Live from the BBQ Department at Wannemaker’s! Special Guest Jim Taylor

  Join our resident grill master and long-time manager of Wannemaker's grilling department, Steve, as he chats with Jim Taylor of Smokey Woods BBQ! Steve and Jim talk about Smokey Woods BBQ's wood chips, chunks, pellets, and sticks for smoking...

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Live from the BBQ Department at Wannemaker’s! Special Guest Mike Starr

  Join our resident grill master and long-time manager of Wannemaker's grilling department, Steve, as he chats with the owner of one of the newest products on The Wall at Wannemaker’s, Mike Starr of Blazing Star BBQ! Steve talks to...

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Steve's BBQ Gift Guide

The 2023 BBQ Lover’s Gift Guide

This holiday season, spice things up with Wannemaker’s 2023 BBQ-Lover’s Gift Guide, curated by the head of our grilling department, Steve! From red-hot grills to award-winning rubs & sauces, these are the gifts that keep on grilling. Grills & Other...

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Hands-On BBQ Classes with Risky Brisket Championship BBQ Team

Join Risky Brisket Championship BBQ Team at Wannemaker's Home & Garden for an immersive BBQ experience. Our in person, instructor led, classes get you behind the BBQ pits for a day of 'Q you'll never forget. You won't leave hungry! (more…)

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Christmas displays

Get Inspired at Wannemaker’s 21st Annual Holiday Open House!

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Fall Plants

Fall in Love with These 6 Seasonal Plants

From colorful classics to spicy newcomers, these fall favorites are perfect for your garden, porch or home. Find them all (and many more) at Wannemaker’s greenhouse and nursery today. (more…)

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