Saturday, May 16
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden EcOhio Farm
2210 Mason Montgomery Road
Beautify your garden with over 150 of the very best native plant species for your landscape or restoration project. These native plants will not only enhance the look of your garden, but will also enhance its attractiveness to wildlife, with a large selection of butterfly nectar plants and their host plants.
The Extravaganza offers –
See the farm, hike the wetland, and learn about the Zoo’s future plans for this thriving oasis in the middle of the suburbs. Purchase native plants to begin an oasis of your own. Join us for this drop in Extravaganza!
*Please note this is a working farm and ecosystem. Bathrooms may not be available.
Our Native Plant Program is the product of our long-standing interest in native flora. We are particularly focused on native plants that are valuable to horticulture. Our continuing collection of material, propagation work, and our conservation efforts with C.R.E.W, have given us many native plants to use and trial in our landscapes. Many of our gardens and exhibits, especially those associated with Eastern North American animal species, are composed entirely of native plants. The new Nighthunters exhibit garden is one such native garden, as is the nearby garden that surround the Passenger Pigeon Memorial. The woodland plantings of Wolf Woods feature many native trees, and a host of native woodland understory species below. Additionally, the Schott Education Center rain garden is entirely native. While these gardens are exclusively native by design, native plants are liberally planted throughout the entire Zoo, often in exhibits mimicking plants of exotic lands. This just hints at the rich diversity of native plants we are privileged to here in Eastern North America.
Native Plant Program
What we are doing at the Zoo to promote conservation and education of local native plants. Learn more about our Native Plant Program.
Learn more about the Zoo’s picks for Native Perennials.
Native Trees and Shrubs
Learn more about the Zoo’s picks for Native Trees and Shrubs.