Celebrating 37 years and still growing  . . .

 Sabo's Woodside Nursery  

& Garden Center, Inc.

Winter Office Hours: 

8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday

7800 North Ridge Road E
Madison OH 44057

phone: 440-466-9523   

Jim and Donna Sabo enjoy Passport 2 Plants 2010
Barb Sabo now plays a leading role in our mum production under the guidance of our resident Mum King, Jim Sabo. 
Carole is our favorite smiling face at Sabo's.
Tulips welcome spring in Cathee's front yard
Steve  always has a smile to share and is ready to help customers and fellow workers. 

Stop in and 'Discover the Difference'

Our knowledgeable staff wants to help YOU become a successful gardener

  • Annuals, perennials, patio pots, hanging baskets, window boxes, herbs, vegetables, ornamental trees and shrubs, including specimen Japanese maples, grasses, spring and summer blooming bulbs, roses, garden accents, tools, chemicals, novelty items . . .
  • Garden statuary, bird baths, benches, stepping stones, decorative pottery, designer cache pots, arbors, trellis, garden accents, wishing wells and more. We focus on Ohio and American made products as much as possible.
  • Landscape design assistance; bring in your pictures, measurements and basic information and our designers will help you create a landscape you can be proud of and maintain with ease. 
  • Professional advice on plant selection and care information


Say 'Hello' to the Sabo's Family and Staff . . .

  Brian Sabo grew up in the industry and handles all the day to day business, from floor sweeper, to driver, to CEO. Brian prides himself on efficiency and quality in all aspects of business. As a board member of the Greater Cleveland Flower Growers Association and the Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio, he takes a proactive approach to the health of the green industry. 

He is also vice-president of the Perry Madison Green Industry and president of the Truckers Helping Hands both of which are community focused groups. 

Having built his own  timber frame home and barn, he now represents Atlantic Timberframes and Moosehead Cedar Log Homes. Making use of his diverse skills, Brian launched a new business venture in 2011 - Haul Your Horses LLC. In the off season he has transported show, competition and private horses since 1986, working as driver and a groom. Now its official - learn more at: www.haulyourhorsesllc.com.


Jim Sabo has been in the horticulture field for more than 60 years, much of that time spent as a nationally recognized rhododendron hybridizer and grower. Jim oversees Sabo's mum production and vegetable crops. He is also a charter member of the International Propagators' Association and has a passion for growing succulents.


Donna Sabo, a retired teacher, helps with bookkeeping and receptionist duties, she is an active member of the Madison/Geneva Roundtable Study Group.


Barb Sabo joined the team in 1994 focusing on sales, advertising and bookkeeping. Her current focus is raising children, creating signs and helping out on busy weekends. She is also a registered Massage Therapist and shares this skill with Sabo customer's during special events.


Nancy Brockway oversees production and wholesale. She is an avid gardener, designer, sailor and sharpshooter. Nancy is our resident expert on herbs and edible flowers, and has added beekeeping to her hobbies. She is a biker who enjoys gardening for wildlife and combining plants for successful container gardening.


Cathee Thomas left the Holden Arboretum in 2003 to manage our garden center, she oversees the perennial production and nursery stock inventory, bringing with her decades of experience collecting and growing rare and unusual plants. She is an artist, writer, and instructor. She leads our crew in designing hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and more. Her favorite plant collections include Hellebore, Clematis and spring bulbs, but her favorite flower changes with the seasons.


Carole Sanzotta is yet another gardening enthusiast on Sabo's production and retail staff, proving that the Sabo's staff really does love plants and people. Carol's humor and wit makes working and shopping at Sabo's a fun experience.

Steve Hoplight joined the staff in 2015. He has a diverse back ground that includes sales, management, staff training, machinery, and more. He plays a lead role in keeping things running smoothly in production, retail and wholesale shipping.