5 of the Best Greenhouses and Garden Centers in Central Ohio

5 of the Best Greenhouses and Garden Centers in Central Ohio

Spring has officially arrived and gardening season is quickly approaching!

Although we may have to wait a little longer until the last frost of the season, it’s never too early to start planning your garden. If you’re like me, you may find the process a little overwhelming, but fortunately central Ohio has plenty of great greenhouses with gardening experts to help you, whether you’re planning a small container garden or tilling your own backyard.


I asked NBC4 viewers about their favorite greenhouses and garden centers in central Ohio, and here’s what they said:

Strader Garden Centers

Where: 1354 King Street, Columbus

5350 Riverside Drive, Columbus

5500 W. Broad St., Columbus

7141 E. Broad Street, Columbus

9800 Dublin Road, Powell

2625 London Groveport Road, Grove City

Strader’s Garden Centers began more than 60 years ago at their King Avenue location. Now, they have six retail locations and two wholesale divisions throughout central Ohio. Their greenhouse offers thousands of annuals and perennials, as well as a large selection of organic and non-organic lawn and garden care products.

Hoover Gardens and Gift Center

Where: 182 S. Sunbury Road, Westerville

Located on Sunbury Road in Westerville, Hoover Gardens is the place to go for your plant care, gardening, nursery and pond needs. The center offers classes on everything from Herb Gardening 101 to Container Gardening with Veggies and identifying good bugs and bad bugs. The gift center also includes a wide range of garden and home decor.

De Money greenhouse

Where: 2500 Airport Road, Columbus

Located just off Interstate 670 on Airport Drive, deMonye’s is a one-stop shop for annuals, herbs, perennials, shrubs, vegetables and more. They even offer custom potting and classes for those who want to learn more about gardening.

Auckland nurseries

Where: 1156 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus

4271 W Dublin-Granville Rd, Dublin

5211 Johnstown Road, New Albany

25 Cleburne Road, Delaware

From gardening supplies to landscaping services, Oakland Nursery has it all. There are four locations in the central Ohio area – Oakland Park Avenue in Columbus, Delaware, Dublin and New Albany. The company has also won numerous awards, including Columbus Monthly’s Best Garden Center, Delaware Gazette’s Best Garden Center, Columbus Monthly Parents of the Year Award Winner and more. Plus, all locations are visited by gardening experts, so check the events on their website to find out when you can stop by and get expert advice for all your gardening needs.

Wonderful plant farm

Where: 4140 County Road 15, Marengo

If you’re looking for any exotic or rare plants, be sure to check out Groovy Plants Ranch in Marengo! They have lots of herbs, vegetables, perennials, succulents and annuals as well as some plants you may have never seen or heard of before. They also offer classes in container gardening, essential oil extraction, crafts, and more. This weekend is their grand reopening for the spring, making it the perfect time to check them out if you haven’t been there before.

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