Cool Places to Visit and Plant Societies


Central Ohio has many great greenhouses and garden centers. It is a close-knit and friendly community and you’d be hard pressed to find nicer people. We don’t have space to list all the garden centers; you can find them in the phone book. We are listing some of the specialty/hobby greenhouses and public gardens that are worth visiting if you’re in the area:

  • Glasshouse Works – Fantastic selection of tropicals, succulents, and hardy plants. Huge display of books, pottery, statuary and garden art. Impressive web site. Catalog. Church St., P.O.
Box 97, Stewart, OH 45778 800-837-2142
  • Companion Plants – Outstanding herbs and other botanicals. Great displays. Plants and seeds. Catalog. 7247 North Coolville Ridge Rd., Athens, OH 45701 740-592-4643 
  • Quailcrest Farms – Large variety of herbs, old roses and perennials. Lots of display gardens. Catalog. 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 330-345-6722
  • Wade and Gatton Nursery – THE place for Hostas. Also daylilies, perennials and woodies. Unsurpassed display gardens. Catalog. 1288 Gatton Rocks Rd., Bellville, OH 44813-9106 419-883-3191
  • Lynd’s Fruit Farm – Quality fruit farm with a great corn maze in the fall.
9090 Morse Rd., Pataskala, OH 43062 740-964-4744
  • English Garden Farm – A private garden open to the public. Extraordinary collection of shrubs, trees and perennials. Limited hours. Check the site or call. 6599 Old US 35 East, Jamestown, OH 45335 877-232-2751
  • Inniswood Gardens – Beautiful wooded Metro Park with streams, wildflowers, formal beds and herb gardens. 940 S. Hempstead Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 614-895-6216
  • Franklin Park Conservatory – Outstanding Victorian glasshouse with beautiful modern upgrades. A showplace. 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43203 800-214-7275
  • Dawes Arboretum – A first class arboretum just off I-70. Great Japanese Garden.
7770 Jacksontown Rd., Newark, OH 43056 800.44.DAWES
  • Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens – Spread out over the Ohio State Campus. Interesting flower trials, perennial beds, labyrinth.


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