Popular Plant Questions
Yes, we have a Custom Growing program. If you are interested in learning more about it, click here.
While we do grow a small number of native species, we grow a larger number of named cultivars of native species.
You bet! We maintain plant inventory 12 months of the year, however, our selection varies depending on the season.
We are not certified organic, however, we do try to only use pesticides that are approved by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute). Additionally, our expert team of growers meticulously works to create the ideal environment to make sure our herbs and edibles are less prone to insects and diseases, so that pest controls are only used when needed. Our herbs and edible plants are also grown in greenhouses separate from our other plants that are grown in more conventional means. We are happy to supply you with our list of materials used for growing if needed.
Millcreek Gardens uses products approved by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) for use on our herb and edible plants. The OMRI publishes an extensive independent review of products intended for use in organic production, handling and processing. OMRI’s standards are based on the USDA’s National Organic Standards Program.
We offer a Custom Growing service based on quantities needed. The organic certification process is lengthy and more costly, but we’d be happy to have a conversation with you on your needs.
You can subscribe to our weekly Availability List, sent via email every Thursday, by contacting us.
Yes! We produce many items that will not appear on our current Availability for various reasons. These plants may be cut back, small or oversize on top, off center in the pot, or otherwise not “Retail Ready”. Landscapers often purchase items from this group. You may request specific items you are looking for anytime, and we’ll let you know their status!
Popular Ordering Questions
For orders to be delivered, we do have minimum order requirements based upon the distance from Millcreek to your location. Order minimum details are listed here. We do NOT have minimum orders for orders that will be picked up at our nursery.
We currently accept orders via email using our Excel Availability List. We plan to incorporate online ordering in the near future – stay tuned!
A Pre-Book Order is a pre-booked order that you can place with us to secure plant material for the upcoming Spring season. We accept these orders months in advance of your requested ship date – anywhere from September through March 1st of the season you wish to receive your plants. Most customers place an order for plants they would like to receive on their first shipment. After their initial shipment they order plants from our weekly Availability List for fresh weekly shipments. We do accept Pre-Book Orders with multiple ship dates. These are entered as individual orders, that will be delivered in their entirety on the dates you specify. Please complete our Digital Order Form (in Excel file format) and email your order to us to place your Pre-Book Order. More details on placing an order can be found here.
It’s easy! Your order can be completed electronically using our Digital Order Form (in Excel file format). We ask that you complete one Digital Order Form for each date you would like to receive a shipment, then email your order to us. If you do not have Excel, you can FAX the Order Form to us using one Digital Order Form for each shipment.
Pre-Book Spring Orders must be placed by March 1, 2019. Of course, we welcome orders after this date by placing an order from our Availability List.
Our Annuals, Herbs, Perennials, and Succulents are grown in flats. If full flat quantities are not ordered in March, April and May only, there is a special handling charge of $.50 per pot to cover our additional labor. This charge also applies to our Pro #1, IMPACT and Peony pots if ordered quantities are less than five pots of each variety during the same period of March, April, and May.
Yes, we offer a Custom Pre-Pricing service for a nominal charge. You can choose between two sizes of stickers, each with different price points that are noted on our enrollment forms. Contact us for more info.
Popular Shipping Questions
Our Delivery Services charges are dependent upon the distance from Millcreek to your location. Details are listed here.
About Millcreek Gardens
Ostrander is located 30 minutes northwest of Columbus, OH. We are conveniently located North of US Rt. 42, in between Dublin and Delaware.
No, we do not sell to any big box stores. Our customer base includes Independent Garden Centers, Landscapers, Farm Markets, Municipalities, Golf Courses, Schools and Universities, and the like.
We currently offer a POP Signage bundle of plant lists as well as Kitchen Essentials Marketing kit for our herbs. Contact us for details.
Download our Pre-Pricing Service Information & Enrollment Forms
Other Online Resources
Visit the National Federation of Independent Business website.
Visit the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) website.