About Us

Oakland Nursery was founded in 1940 on Maize Pike in Columbus, Ohio. The nursery was relocated in 1950 by its founder, Gustav Reiner, to its current location on Oakland Park Avenue.About Us

In 1990, Oakland opened another retail complex in the city of Delaware and in 2005, a complex in the city of Dublin. Our newest retail complex just opened during April 2011 in the village of New Albany. The Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, and New Albany retail complexes combined make the meaning of the motto “32 Acres of Gardening Pleasure” a reality.

Today, Oakland Nursery is a diversified company that not only sells horticultural products but designs and installs living landscapes. We offer retail delivery, plant installation, landscape design, landscape construction, irrigation installation, interiorscape design & installation, and wholesale services in our quest of being a total horticultural entity.

We invite you to tour our site to learn more about our company and the many services we provide. Please contact us, or stop by one of our garden centers today.

For more about blogger Kate Wilson…

Kate Wilson is a horticulturalist, educational coordinator, and blogger at Oakland Nursery. She specializes in landscape design and has been designing in Columbus for more than a decade. Kate received an Associate’s Degree in Landscape Design from Columbus State and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Wittenberg University. As part of these studies, she partnered with both The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina and Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio. In 2007, she did extensive studies of the gardens of Kyoto, Japan. Kate has been with Oakland Nursery for over five years and can be found at the Columbus store located on Oakland Park Ave. She is usually at the service desk or out in the nursery wandering through the flowering shrubs!

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