The Toledo-Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative encourages the use of native plants. This list of native plant sources is courtesy of the Wild Ones Oak Openings Region Chapter. This list is not comprehensive of all plant nurseries within the region, nor does it serve as an endorsement to any business listed. If you know of an Ohio native plant nursery that is not listed below or would like additional information regarding native plants please contact us.
Lucas & Wood Counties
|Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale: 130 West Dudley, Maumee 419-893-1966 for information and an order form. Features tree and shrub seedlings and native seed mixes.
|TPS Natural Resource Technology Center: 5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo 43615 Hours are on website and Facebook. Spring plant sale usually the first week in May. Student grown natives from local sources.
|Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale: Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarter, 18729 Mercer Rd., BG, OH 43402 419-353-1897 ; email@example.com. Usually have a sale in early May with a large variety of native plants. Also at Bowling Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays in June.
|Blue Week Native Plant Sale: The Nature Conservancy’s Kitty Todd Nature Preserve,10420 Old State Line Rd. in Swanton, OH 43558 (May 20 -21, 2017). Oak Openings and Wood County Natives at $5 a plant. The sale is typically the second weekend in May.
|Bensell Greenhouse: 5720 Dorr Street, Toledo, OH 43615 419-536-3992. The greenhouse carries a nice variety of both indoor and outdoor plants, and they are just starting to sell native plants that are beautiful from local genotypes.
|Nature's Corner: 6036 Angola Rd. Toledo, OH 43528 419-866-0420. Native trees and shrubs.
|North Branch Nursery: 3359 Kesson Rd, Pemberville, OH 43450 419-287-4679. Local nursery that carries many native trees and shrubs; also potted perennials.
Outside Lucas and Wood Counties: OH and MI
|Riverside Native Trees and Nursery, LLC: 2295 River Rd. in Delaware, OH 740-815-3230 Reported to have a good selection of both trees and shrubs.|
|Wildtype Native Plant Nursery: 900 North Emery Rd. Mason, MI 48854, 517-244-1140 Check out www.wildtypeplants.com for excellent information. Retail days: last three weekends in May (F-Sun) and the last weekend in August.|
|Prairie Nursery: P. O Box 306 Westfield, WI 53964 800-476-9453 Excellent catalog even if you never order a plant as the information is organized by soil type, amount of sun or shade required, and required moisture for all plants|
|Prairie Moon Nursery: 32115 Prairie Lane, Winona, MN 55987 866-417-8156 Again an excellent catalog with great information.|