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Green Thumb Trail: 26 Spectacular Stops for Plant Enthusiasts in Central Ohio

As the snow melts away, the temperatures begin to rise, and flowers start popping up around Ohio’s Best Hometown, it’s the perfect time to get out and start shopping local for your next indoor plant pal, greens for your garden, hanging baskets, and more. (And don’t forget – Mother’s Day will be here before you know it!)

Luckily, Fairfield County offers a unique experience that’s a plant lover’s paradise – The Green Thumb TrailTour one of the region’s many flower shops, gardens, greenhouses, and farms and discover this fun experience that won’t leave you empty-handed.

Green Thumb Trail: 26 Spectacular Stops for Plant Enthusiasts in Central Ohio

Find the Flowers

Fairfield County offers many local shops to purchase a beautiful bouquet as a gift or your next eye-catching centerpiece.  

  • Bluegreen Gardens 
    Bluegreen Gardens is a boutique flower farm and floral design studio operated and family-owned!  Services include on-farm workshops, wholesale cut flowers, and DIY buckets of flowers for you to arrange for any special occasion. Check out their website for upcoming wreath-making and floral design parties. 
  • Claprood’s Flower Bar
    Claprood’s Flower Bar proudly serves the Pickerington area and it is committed to providing great customer service, the finest floral arrangements, beautiful designs, gift baskets, and more!
  • Floral Originals
    For some of the freshest flowers in the area, Floral Originals has exactly what you are looking for!  Check out their wide selection of flower arrangements and make your next occasion memorable. 
  • Flowers of the Good Earth
    Discover this award-winning, full-service florist, nursery, and landscaping business!  Shop for bright and beautiful hanging baskets, porch pots, annuals, gifts, seasonal decor, and more. Flowers of the Good Earth also specializes in custom-designed flowers for your special wedding day and offers a wide selection of bridal bouquets, wedding ceremony decor, and centerpieces. Feel free to select your flowers by color or by season – or let the award-winning design team take care of all the details for you!
  • FYN & Co. Mercantile
    Founded in 2001, FYN & Co. Mercantile is a mother-daughter-owned boutique, located in a quaint cottage in the heart of downtown Olde Pickerington Village.  An occasional shop that offers vintage, handmade, curated new home goods, live plants, and boutique clothing. Over 20+ local artisans’ work is featured at the storefront at each monthly market. 
  • Hoffman’s Flower Shop
    Hoffman’s Flower Shop provides daily delivery of flower and gift items to the Baltimore, Ohio area.  Send flowers for any occasion and enjoy the convenience of ordering your bouquet online!  Plus, peruse their garden center with beautiful annuals and perennials.
  • Lulu & Max/The Cottage
    Visit this mother-and-daughter team at their farm, where they have developed a variety of handcrafted, natural products that are good for the health and beauty of your skin.  Here, you can also purchase organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, canned goods, and u-pick flowers. The farm also offers a retail space, The Cottage, which carries a variety of home and personal products.  
  • Millersport Flowers
    Find amazing arrangements and more at this local flower boutique in Millersport, Ohio!  Expect great customer service, fresh flower arrangements, beautiful floral designs, plants, gift baskets, and much more.
  • The Floral Art Boutique
    The Floral Art Boutique specializes in crafting fresh, expertly designed floral arrangements suitable for a wide range of occasions. Their services encompass local delivery options, making them an ideal choice for events such as weddings, funerals, birthdays, anniversaries, get-well wishes, celebrations of new arrivals, and any other special moments that call for a beautifully tailored floral arrangement.
  • The Flower Pot
    This full-service florist shop creates beautiful fresh flower arrangements for weddings, anniversaries, get well, and sympathy.  Plus, find many home decor items including candles, wall hangings, garden items, silk flower arrangements, and door wreaths!

Get the Greens

  • Hydro Gardens & Lights
    Hydro Gardens & Lights is your go-to source for all your hydroponic and indoor gardening needs. Friendly, knowledgeable staff are there to help!  Growing is both Hydro Gardens’ passion and profession for as long as it has been in the gardening business, whether it’s growing big, beautiful plants or selling products to help others do the same. With over two decades of experience in the field, Hydro Gardens will provide everything you need for a healthy harvest.
  • Keller Farms Greenhouse
    Keller Farms Greenhouse offers trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, succulents, tropicals, more than 3,000 beautiful hanging baskets, concrete statuary, birdhouses, bulk material, topsoil, gravel, compost, and mulch. Visit the greenhouse and they’ll help you choose the best plants, shrubs, and trees to perfect your landscape or gardens!
  • Lancaster Greenhouse & Nursery 
    Since 1920, the Lancaster Greenhouse & Nursery has been one of the area’s leading growers and suppliers of garden plants!  Browse the greenhouse for premium annuals, jumbo geraniums, stunning hanging baskets, excellent perennial and herb selection, and plenty of tasty vegetables for the garden. Plus, explore the tree and shrub selection featuring big shade trees, blooming ornamental trees, evergreens, and popular fruit trees.  No truck? No problem! Delivery and installation services are available on all plants, mulches, and soils.
  • Schmelzer & Smith Greenhouses
    Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home or searching for a meaningful gift, you’ll be sure to enjoy a visit to this location. Buy beautiful, prearranged flower pots, or select your own plants from an abundant and healthy selection. The knowledgeable staff will be happy to help find the perfect plants for you!
  • STUMP
    STUMP is dedicated to bringing plants into people’s lives by providing plant care education and thoughtfully designed products.  Their priority is to help you choose houseplants and planters that fit your needs based on your window light, ideal watering schedule, desired size to suit your space, and style of planter. Plus, over 90% of their wares are made by local and regional ceramic artists.  Shop this unique plant store in the heart of Downtown Lancaster.
  • The Kale Yard
    The Kale Yard is an artisan plant nursery and chemical-free market garden on a three-acre farm northeast of Lancaster, Ohio. Their plants are available at Keller Market House in downtown Lancaster and on the farm at their annual plant sale in May.
  • Wright Landscape Supply & Market Place
    Enjoy a great selection of garden products, like high-quality all-hardwood mulches, mushroom compost, vegetable seeds, pulverized topsoil, gravel, sand, limestone, decorative stone, and more. This store offers a popular selection of healthy plants, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and trees.  Busy do-it-yourself homeowners will enjoy taking advantage of experienced consultants; the convenient delivery service makes it easy for you to complete your beautification projects. Wright Landscape Supply & Market Place can help bring your garden and lawn ideas to life!

Farmers Markets

The farmers market season is on its way! This May, shop local and find unique artisan goods, produce, flowers, plants, candles, and other handcrafted wares at the many farmers markets located throughout Fairfield County.

More Outdoors to Explore

  • Orchard Hill Arboretum
    The Orchard Hill Arboretum is Lancaster’s first arboretum, located in the gorgeous Rising Park.  This arboretum features a variety of native species, as well as rare and imported trees from around the world. 
  • Sycamore Creek Park Arboretum
    Enjoy the half-mile trail that winds through the arboretum and ends at Sycamore Creek, where you can enjoy the relaxing stream.  Thanks to the arboretum and other community efforts, Pickerington has been recognized as a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA for more than 20 years.
  • The Wagnalls Gardens
    Surrounding the Wagnalls Memorial Library, you will find the gorgeous Walker-Hecox-Hickle Gardens which were established in 2016.  This garden features rock sculptures and a Martin house built by Dr. Edward Roller, a beloved local doctor who formerly resided on the land.  In 2020, the Wagnalls Library introduced the Teen Garden Club, which added fairy houses to the garden. 

Find fun Green Thumb Trail events happening across the county and don’t forget to download the Visit Fairfield County app so you can explore the trail on the go!  Check-in at all the Green Thumb Trail locations to complete the Green Thumb challenge and stop by the visitor center at 128 N. Broad Street to receive your rewards.  Make it a weekend trip with the Green Thumb Getaway and share photos from your favorite stop for a chance to be featured on our social channels by using #GreenThumbTrail. 

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