Since 1908, the City of Sandusky has operated a greenhouse to grow plants and beautify our city. While the original greenhouse was replaced in 1974, two brick buildings remain on the site dating back to the 1920's. The historical significance of Washington Park's floral tradition is well documented throughout the last century. In continuing this tradition, city employees propagate over 100,000 plants every year. Our goal is to provide recreational and educational opportunities for anyone interested in horticulture through programming that emphasizes access to recreation. Our work in this regard has just begun and our success will depend on the efforts of dedicated volunteers and civic-minded sponsors. The City of Sandusky is thankful for the financial support provided to make improvements to this facility including The Sandusky Erie County Community Foundation, The Kellogg Foundation, The Wightman-Wieber Foundation, The Frohman Foundation, The Mylander Foundation, and Zion Lutheran Church.
Washington Park Floral Mounds
Businesses, organizations and individuals are able to reserve one of our Washington Park Floral Mounds. The fee to utilize one of these beautiful floral tributes is $500 each season.
To reserve a Washington Park Floral Mound, call 419.627.5884.
The Celebration Mound is located at the corner of Washington and Wayne Streets and is available for weekly rentals. If you are looking for that perfect way to commemorate a special birthday or anniversary, inquire about renting this beautiful floral tribute for a picture-perfect, lasting memory!
For more information or to make a reservation, call 419.627.5884.
Plant & Fern Rentals
Reservations for the rental of plants and ferns are available on a first come, first serve basis. Full payment is due at the time of reservation.
Reservations can be made by calling 419.627.5884.
Click here for the Plant & Fern Rental Form.
Friends of the Greenhouse
The Friends of the Greenhouse Committee was created to help with funding and maintaining the future operations of the Sandusky Greenhouse. We are seeking volunteers interested in getting involved by planting flowers, performing minor landscaping in our downtown parks, watering flowers and generally promoting our parks.
For more information, email the Greenhouse Manger or call 419.627.5845.
The Green Fund was established in January, 1990, by the Sandusky City Tree Commission. The city accepts donations for this fund from any individual, group, or corporation and they are utilized to revitalize our parks and public areas with new trees. Donations can be made as a memorial or to honor someone or as a general contribution. Donations are tax deductible and acknowledgments are sent according to the donor's wishes. Checks should be made out to: City of Sandusky - Green Fund 222 Meigs Street Sandusky, OH 44870
For more information call 419.627.5884.
The Forestry Division is responsible for the care, preservation, trimming, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in all public areas. This division also helps to educate and inform city residents about the proper care and selection of trees and shrubs.