Where to buy your garden: 2024 Northeast Ohio plant sale guide (2024)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The month of May is upon us, which means plant sale season has arrived in Northeast Ohio.

This year’s guide is bigger and better than ever, and will be updated throughout the month of May, so if you don’t see your organization’s plant sale listed, drop me a line at sbrownstein216@gmail.com.

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Plant sales are typically hosted by garden clubs as their major annual fundraiser. The money is then used to beautify local parks and communal spaces, support club programming, and sponsor scholarships for high school seniors. Because most of the plants are donated by club members from their own gardens, the prices are far lower than at retail establishments. Best of all, you know the plant was successfully grown in a nearby garden and you can get expert advice from the grower.

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Avon Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Next to the Avon Senior Center, in front of Little League Park

36786 Detroit Road


Members will be selling plants from their gardens. Perennials, house plants and seeds will be available for purchase. Cash or PayPal accepted.

Avon Lake

Avon Lake Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Goddard School

430 Avon Belden Rd.



Bedford Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Friday, May 17, 2:30 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ellenwood Recreation Center

124 Ellenwood Rd.

Selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, flowers, vegetables, and shrubs.


Emerald Necklace Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brecksville United Methodist Church

65 Public Square


There will be ready-to-plant perennials, annuals, herbs, native plants and indoor plants. More than 100, foot-tall tomato plants, including heirlooms, are of special interest if you’re a veggie gardener! All grown in your local neighborhood and mostly deer resistant! All at incredible prices. Pay with cash, check or credit card. Proceeds from this club fundraiser are contributed to scholarships and also fund monthly speakers for ENGC.

Chagrin Falls

Kelly's Working Well Farm Spring Plant Sale

Sunday, May 19, 2024

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

16519 S. Franklin St.


Native plants, fruit and nut shrubs and trees, herbaceous perennials, flowers, annual herbs and veggie starts, farm and garden crafts. More than a dozen growers selling plants in an informal festival atmosphere. Certified organic vegetable seedlings.


Friends of Greenhouse/Gardeners of Greater Cleveland Plant Sale

May 16, 17, 18 (Thursday - Saturday)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rockefeller City Greenhouse

750 E. 88th St.


Native plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, houseplants, hanging baskets, upcycled arts, and special feature, irises from RPG's celebrated Willott Iris Garden.


Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

2600 South Park Blvd.


Perennials and annuals, flats, edibles, hanging baskets, and ready-to-go pots. Enjoy the hands-on shopping experience of exploring and seeing what is available to purchase with experts available for planting and purchasing guidance. Parking is available on nearby streets and curbside assistance with purchases is provided.


Northeast Ohio Pollinator Summer Festival

Saturday, June 8, 2024

12 - 4 pm

Gateway Elementary School Auditorium & Outdoor Learning Center,

229 Gateway Ave.


More than 10 Ohio native plant nurseries will be selling quality trees, shrubs, and perennials. Guided tours of the award-winning Outdoor Learning Center Butterfly & Pollinator Garden Guided hikes led by area naturalists. Kid activities led by local non-profit service groups, musical groups, and food trucks.

Gates Mills

Gates Mills Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25, 2024

8 a.m. to noon

Esquire’s Cottage & Barn

1280 Chagrin River Rd


Shop for a wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and houseplants gathered from Gates Mills gardeners. Browse our Vintage Boutique offering an array of whimsical, unusual, and utilitarian gardening and flower arranging items for sale. Cash, Checks, and Credit Cards accepted. No dogs please.

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Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County Plants in the Park Sale

Saturday, June 1, 2024

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kiwanis Pavilion

6363 Selig Dr.


Plants in the Park is held each year by the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County. This one-day sale includes a wide variety of perennials, annuals, herbs, ground covers, house plants, containers and more. All plants have been grown by Master Gardeners around the Cleveland area. In addition to the sale there will be a reference table staffed with Master Gardeners ready to answer all your gardening questions.

Larchmere Neighborhood

Larchmere Community Association Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Lady of Peace Cummins Hall

12601 Shaker Blvd.


We’ll have annuals, perennials, pots, flats, and hanging baskets. Welcome spring and beautify your home, porch, yard and neighborhood throughout summer and fall. Preorder your plants on the website before May 4th and receive 10% off your order. Special requests and arrangements can be made in advance. All proceeds benefit Larchmere Community Association activities.

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Lyndhurst Garden Club Perennial Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2024

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Little Red Schoolhouse (behind the South Euclid/Lyndhurst Administration Bldg)

1532 Richmond Rd.

Our plants are very reasonably priced, and all the proceeds from the sale benefit our community gardens, civic donations, and programs. Our club members will also answer any questions to help new or experienced gardeners. We accept cash or checks only.


Nordonia Hills Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2024

9 a.m. to noon

Macedonia Service Department

9691 Valley View Rd,


We typically have over a thousand perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables at VERY reasonable prices, as well as beautiful hanging baskets. Proceeds help fund a scholarship awarded to a Nordonia Hills High School senior.


Wildwood Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Sunday, May 19, 2024

1 to 3 p.m.

Wildwood Cultural Center (inside the Wildwood Manor)

7645 Little Mountain Rd.


Wide variety of outdoor plants and flowers, including both annuals and perennials. All proceeds benefit the Wildwood Garden Club.

Multiple locations

Cleveland Metroparks Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 11, 2024

9:30 a.m to 4 p.m.

Brecksville Nature Center 9000 Chippewa Creek Drive Brecksville, OH 44141 North Chagrin Nature Center 401 Buttermilk Falls Parkway Mayfield Village, OH 44143 Rocky River Nature Center 24000 Valley Parkway North Olmsted, OH 44070 Canalway Center 4524 East 49th Street Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125 Watershed Stewardship Center 2277 West Ridgewood Drive Parma, OH 44134


Be a steward for wildlife by adding native plants to your landscape. These beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance plants will make your yard an oasis for important native pollinators while creating attractive garden spaces around your home. While supplies last.

Munroe Falls

Summit Metroparks Native Plant Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Munroe Falls Metro Park

521 S. River Rd.


Kick off summer by welcoming wildlife into your yard with beautiful, beneficial native plants! Join Summit Metro Parks staff and local native plant nurseries to learn more about the vital role of native plants in our ecosystem. Browse a wide variety of plants available for purchase or attend an educational session to better understand how to incorporate native plants into your landscaping.

Newburgh Heights

Washington Park Horticulture Spring Sale

May 10 - 15, 2024

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Washington Park Horticulture Center

3875 Washington Park Blvd.

Hanging baskets, geraniums, and combination flower pots. All sale proceeds support horticulture students.

Olmsted Falls

Olmsted Falls Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Sunday, May 5, 2024

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Between City Hall/Community Center and Olmsted Falls Library

26100 Bagley Rd.


Our large (1,000+ plants) selection offers plants and flowers for both sun and shade in over 100 varieties, all locally grown. In fact, most of our plants come from the gardens of our members or their friends. They're called divisions.


Ridgewood Garden Club of Parma Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Parma Memorial Hall (next to the Parma City Hall)

6637 Ridge Rd.


Perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, house plants, herbs, garden veggies & bulbs. Cash or checks only.


Citizens of Hale Farm & Village Plant Sale

Early Bird Sale - May 16, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and May 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Main Event - May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hale Farm & Village Greenhouse

2686 Oak Hill Rd.


Discover a rich array of herbs, vibrant annual flowers, and native plants friendly to pollinators, all available for purchase through the Citizens’ of Hale Farm volunteer auxiliary! Proceeds from the plant sale contribute to supporting Agriculture & Horticulture Programming at Hale Farm & Village for the upcoming season. While this event is open to the public free of charge, please note that the grounds of Hale Farm & Village will not be accessible to the public during our annual plant sale.

South Euclid

South Euclid Garden Club Green Elephant Plant Sale

Saturday, June 1, 2024

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1636 South Green Rd.


Wide variety of perennials grown by members. An OSU Master Gardener will be available to answer questions. Proceeds help provide scholarships for Brush High School horticulture students and beautification of garden sites around South Euclid.

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What plants grow best in Ohio? ›

Swiss chard, beans, cucumbers, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and okra do well in Ohio's warmer soil temperatures of 50 to 75 degrees. There are plenty of fruits that grow in Ohio. Plant strawberries and blueberries during spring. Plant blackberry and raspberry brambles during the fall.

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Make sure your garden is in a spot where it can receive at least six hours of sunshine a day. A water source should also be nearby, and your garden should be built on level ground (preferably.) Avoid planting your garden near your house because of the shadows it can cast.

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Fruits and Vegetables

*Direct-seed peas, fava beans, and beets. *Direct-seed onions and shallots as soon as the soil can be worked. *Direct-seed lettuce, endive, escarole, and spinach.

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Ohio falls under Zone 5 and Zone 6. The best garden vegetables for Ohio are those that can tolerate some cool weather. Lettuce, peas, kale, tomatoes, peppers, and green beans are 6 vegetables that can thrive in Ohio weather.

What is the most invasive plant in Ohio? ›

Invasive Plants
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Knowing your first and last frost dates will help you start your vegetable seeds at the right time. Ohio only has two USDA hardiness Zones, Zone 5 and Zone 6. Most of the state sits in Zone 6, but there are small groupings of Zone 5 mixed in.

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Here in Northeast Ohio, our growing season ranges from about May to October give or take a month depending on Mother Nature.

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What is Ohio's famous plant? ›

Purple Coneflower

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