Native Plant Sources

Lucas and Wood Counties:

The Toledo Zoo sells native plants at the Farmer’s Markets in both Perrysburg and Sylvania during the summer season.

Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale:  130 West Dudley in Maumee (419-893-1966).  Features tree and shrub seedlings and native seed mixes.  Visit for information and order forms.

TPS Natural Science Technology Center:  5561 Elmer Dr., Toledo. Hours are on their website and Facebook.  Spring plant sale on Mother’s Day weekend (second weekend in May).  Student grown natives from local sources.

Wood County Parks Friends Plant Sale:  Garage behind Wood County Park District Headquarters, 18729 Mercer Rd., Bowling Green (419-353-1897); May 12, Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm sale with a large variety of native plants.   Also at Bowling Green Farmers Market, Wednesdays in June.

Blue Week Native Plant Sale:  This sale will be moving to a new location in 2019. Check back here for the announcement soon. (May 19-20, 2018).  Oak Openings and Wood County Natives at $5 a plant. Cash only from 10:00am-4:00pm. 

Bensell Greenhouse:  5720 Dorr Street in Toledo (419-536-3992).  The greenhouse carries a nice variety of both indoor and outdoor plants, and they are just starting to sell beautiful native plants from local genotypes.

Bostdorff Greenhouse: 18862 North Dixie Highway in Bowling Green  (419-353-7858).

Poppin Up Natives:  Open sales at Berkey’s Farmer Market Sept – October, Saturdays 8 – noon.  If you are looking for a specific species call Cindy Carnicom at 567-277-0751 or Robin Parker at 419-351-1157.  They also have several kits and design templates to make getting started easier.

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 their website for excellent information.

For information on Growing Native Plants and Seeds contact:


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.


Habitat Network (TNC and Cornell) Allows you to put your backyard on the website.

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Go Wild with Native Gardening –  Native plant finder, go to Ohio to get list of plants; there is also a pollinator page.

Find Native Plants – The Meadow Project – an online list of sources